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On Municipal Audit outcomes and the worrying state of our municipalities

On Municipal Audit outcomes and the worrying state of our municipalities

2 July 2020 7:56 AM

The municipal audits of the 2018-19 financial year did not have a much different outcome than in prior years. Now in the third year of this administration, there was again a regression in the audit outcomes. Over the three-year period, 76 municipalities have regressed with those of only 31 improving.

Irregular expenditure now sitting at R32,06 billion; R4.2 billion lost to fruitless and wasteful expenditure, R1, 26 billion spent on consultants to assist with financial statement preparation. And according to the Auditor-General, government cannot afford to lose money because of poor decision-making, neglect or inefficiencies. What of the R20 billion allocated to municipalities in COVID-19 emergency relief funds if municipalities lack financial controls and nothing is improving?

Bongani joined by Kimi Makwetu, Auditor-General of South Africa.

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Lebeya urged the management team and all Hawks members to support the new appointees in ensuring and realising the directorate's mandate, which is to prevent, combat and investigate national priority offences, such as serious organised crime, serious commercial crime and serious corruption.

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