20°C / 22°C
  • Mon
  • 33°C
  • 16°C
  • Tue
  • 33°C
  • 18°C
  • Wed
  • 29°C
  • 13°C
  • Thu
  • 28°C
  • 11°C
  • Fri
  • 33°C
  • 16°C
  • Sat
  • 32°C
  • 20°C
  • Mon
  • 20°C
  • 12°C
  • Tue
  • 18°C
  • 12°C
  • Wed
  • 21°C
  • 11°C
  • Thu
  • 18°C
  • 13°C
  • Fri
  • 19°C
  • 13°C
  • Sat
  • 17°C
  • 14°C
  • Mon
  • 34°C
  • 18°C
  • Tue
  • 36°C
  • 18°C
  • Wed
  • 33°C
  • 14°C
  • Thu
  • 30°C
  • 13°C
  • Fri
  • 36°C
  • 17°C
  • Sat
  • 34°C
  • 22°C
  • Mon
  • 35°C
  • 18°C
  • Tue
  • 34°C
  • 17°C
  • Wed
  • 29°C
  • 14°C
  • Thu
  • 30°C
  • 14°C
  • Fri
  • 35°C
  • 17°C
  • Sat
  • 33°C
  • 21°C
  • Mon
  • 31°C
  • 19°C
  • Tue
  • 24°C
  • 16°C
  • Wed
  • 18°C
  • 14°C
  • Thu
  • 29°C
  • 16°C
  • Fri
  • 23°C
  • 17°C
  • Sat
  • 26°C
  • 19°C
  • Mon
  • 21°C
  • 15°C
  • Tue
  • 18°C
  • 13°C
  • Wed
  • 17°C
  • 12°C
  • Thu
  • 18°C
  • 12°C
  • Fri
  • 20°C
  • 11°C
  • Sat
  • 19°C
  • 13°C
  • Mon
  • 20°C
  • 11°C
  • Tue
  • 18°C
  • 10°C
  • Wed
  • 23°C
  • 8°C
  • Thu
  • 20°C
  • 10°C
  • Fri
  • 21°C
  • 11°C
  • Sat
  • 15°C
  • 13°C
  • Mon
  • 18°C
  • 13°C
  • Tue
  • 16°C
  • 11°C
  • Wed
  • 19°C
  • 10°C
  • Thu
  • 16°C
  • 12°C
  • Fri
  • 19°C
  • 12°C
  • Sat
  • 16°C
  • 13°C
  • Mon
  • 36°C
  • 18°C
  • Tue
  • 36°C
  • 22°C
  • Wed
  • 33°C
  • 17°C
  • Thu
  • 32°C
  • 15°C
  • Fri
  • 37°C
  • 18°C
  • Sat
  • 34°C
  • 22°C
  • Mon
  • 34°C
  • 16°C
  • Tue
  • 29°C
  • 14°C
  • Wed
  • 30°C
  • 10°C
  • Thu
  • 29°C
  • 14°C
  • Fri
  • 33°C
  • 11°C
  • Sat
  • 31°C
  • 12°C
  • Mon
  • 34°C
  • 15°C
  • Tue
  • 33°C
  • 17°C
  • Wed
  • 17°C
  • 13°C
  • Thu
  • 34°C
  • 13°C
  • Fri
  • 32°C
  • 16°C
  • Sat
  • 35°C
  • 18°C
  • Mon
  • 21°C
  • 13°C
  • Tue
  • 18°C
  • 10°C
  • Wed
  • 17°C
  • 10°C
  • Thu
  • 16°C
  • 10°C
  • Fri
  • 23°C
  • 8°C
  • Sat
  • 20°C
  • 14°C

Heads must roll over municipal audit outcomes, says Mthembu

Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu said Cabinet discussed Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu’s latest report on municipal audit outcomes at its meeting on Wednesday.

FILE: Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu. Picture: @ANCParliament/Twitter

CAPE TOWN - Cabinet said that levels of poor governance and financial mismanagement in municipalities were unacceptably high and that heads must roll.

Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu said Cabinet discussed Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu’s latest report on municipal audit outcomes at its meeting on Wednesday.

• Accountability worsening as only 18 municipalities get clean audits

The report revealed that only 18 out of 257 municipalities achieved clean audits and that 63 municipalities fared worse than in the previous year, with only 22 municipalities showing any improvement in the way they manage their finances.

Mthembu said Cabinet was worried about municipal audit outcomes.

“The unacceptably high levels of poor governance, particularly the management of public funds in a number of municipalities, suggest ineffective and poor execution of service-delivery programmes,” he said.

• 88% of municipalities still awarding tenders unfairly

Hope lies with the Public Audit Amendment Act, signed into law by President Cyril Ramaphosa in November. It gives the Auditor-General new powers to act against officials who raid municipal coffers, including holding accounting officers personally liable, where material irregularities are found.

“So, the Auditor General can act. But also, Cabinet has said heads must roll [of] those who continue to spend fruitlessly, spend wastefully and spend irregularly,” Mthembu said.

(Edited by Thapelo Lekabe)

Comments

EWN welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

- Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
- Sexism
- Homophobia
- Religious intolerance
- Cyber bullying
- Hate speech
- Derogatory language
- Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the EWN community a safe and welcoming space for all.

EWN reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

EWN is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

comments powered by Disqus