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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MEC hides suspected ICT tender corruption

Gauteng Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi’s office has once again refused the DA access to view the ICT tender documentation at his office in Johannesburg. On Wednesday last week, Khume Ramulifho, the DA Gauteng Shadow MEC for Education, upon visiting the MEC’s office, was denied access and told to submit another…

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Emfuleni Mayor spends R1.7million on KFC, Nandos and Hotels

Emfuleni Local Municipality’s ANC Mayor, Simon Mofokeng, has spent R1,772,549.28 to date on KFC, Nandos and the Shakespeare Inn (Hotel). Mayor Mofokeng racked up a shocking R1.1 million between 2011 and 2015 as ANC Mayor of Sedibeng District Municipality, before he was deployed as Mayor to Emfuleni – where he…

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DA welcomes SASSA card scam arrests

The DA welcomes the arrest of six money lenders who were illegally in possession of SASSA cards in Heidelberg, Lesedi. These people are parasites who prey on the poorest of the poor. We trust they will be dealt with severely as well as those in SASSA who may have conspired…

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