October 23, 2018
A-G’s report on this year’s audit shows sharp decline in legal compliance

A-G’s report on this year’s audit shows sharp decline in legal compliance

Oct, 22, 2018 News

A polite disagreement arose only minutes after the end of Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu’s presentation on South Africa’s national and provincial audit outcomes for the 2017/18 financial year. It followed some moments of disbelieving silence by members of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) and the Standing Committee on Appropriations who attended the joint meeting where the AG’s findings on the most recent state audit of government departments and entities were revealed.

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Executive ethics reform has made grindingly slow progress since Zuma’s first breach

Executive ethics reform has made grindingly slow progress…

Oct, 22, 2018 Opinion

The last we heard of proposed amendments to the Executive Members' Code of Ethics was back in 2011 when draft amendments to the Executive Members’ Ethics Act were published for...

Westminster sets pace with Cox inquiry into parliamentary ‘bullying’

Westminster sets pace with Cox inquiry into parliamentary…

Oct, 22, 2018 Opinion

Our Parliament is based very firmly on the Westminster model, an enduring reminder of our colonial past. But as no effort has so far been taken to replace it, we...

Is one-time award-winning Competitions Commission starting to smell bad?

Is one-time award-winning Competitions Commission starting to smell…

Oct, 19, 2018 Opinion

The State Security Agency is still investigating a spate of armed attacks on members of the Competition Commission which took place over a period of four months last year. Parliament...

Seven in 10 government departments and entities flout the law ‑ AG

Seven in 10 government departments and entities flout…

Oct, 19, 2018 News

Seven in 10 government departments and entities flout the law and regulations, according to the Auditor-General. MARIANNE MERTEN writes in the Daily Maverick what really happens when public finances are...

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