ANC Gauteng Government has no appetite for accountability

The ANC-run Gauteng Government has no appetite to stamp out corruption and stem financial mismanagement, nor does it have stomach to prosecute individuals found guilty of mismanaging public funds. According to the Public Service Commission (PSC) of the 87 cases reported to it in the 2016/17 financial year, 78 individuals…

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MEC Mashatile is protecting corruption in Emfuleni

It is now clear that either the Gauteng Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) MEC, Paul Mashatile is not in a position to provide or disclose any documents with regards to the projects in Emfuleni Local Municipality or he is protecting the local ANC leadership. The DA submitted written questions…

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Merafong staff caught with their hands in the till

A report on the virtually collapsed Merafong City Local Municipality paints a shocking picture of the current state of affairs. The report indicates that staff at various pay points across the cash-strapped municipality are sticking their hands in the till for various dubious reasons. Staff at the pay points have elected to…

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Gauteng’s 37 forensic investigations expose extent of government rot

In the 2016/17 financial year, 37 forensic audits were commissioned by Gauteng Provincial Government Departments into issues such as procurement irregularities, irregular expenditure, irregular overtime pay and fraud. These investigations encompass ten departments, with some, like the Department of Health having incurred up to eight investigations. The respective departments and…

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