Auditor General speaks out about irregular government expenditure

The Auditor General released his report yesterday revealing that provincial and national government departments have racked in R46 billion in irregular expenditure.

702's John Robbie spoke to Auditor General of South Africa, Kimi Makwetu, to discuss the performance outcomes of the 2015/16 financial year.

He said that supply chain management remains a challenge, which has seen substantial growth as officials' non-compliance with the checks and balances in accordance to legislation.

If you look at the extent of expenditure described earlier, it points to quite a lot of activity in the area of supply chain which is subject for abuse.

Kimi Makwetu, Auditor General

The Department of Roads and Transport, Housing, Health, Water and Sanitation and PRASA comprised 50% of the figure.

Listen to the interview below:


This article first appeared on 702 : Auditor General speaks out about irregular government expenditure


Read More
Major medical breakthrough: New gene pegged as cause of heart attacks in youth

Major medical breakthrough: New gene pegged as cause of heart attacks in youth

This is being called the biggest medical advancement in South African cardiology since Dr Chris Barnard's first heart transplant.

Parents urged to check tertiary institutions are legit before registering kids

Parents urged to check tertiary institutions are legit before registering kids

The Council on Higher Education says parents need to be wary of the increasing number of fly-by-night tertiary institutions.

New app to detect hearing loss

New app to detect hearing loss

University of Pretoria has developed a new app which uses a smartphone to detect hearing loss.

Government departments rack up over R46 billion in irregular expenditure

Government departments rack up over R46 billion in irregular expenditure

Auditor General report reveals that non-compliance is the major reason for the 80% increase since last year.

SABC's irregular expenditure of R5 billion revealed

SABC's irregular expenditure of R5 billion revealed

An investigative journalist with the Sunday Times reveals R5 billion hole which led to the SABC getting a qualified audit.

Financial and Fiscal Commission on AG report: Phase out district municipalities

Financial and Fiscal Commission on AG report: Phase out district municipalities

The Auditor General found only 3 out of 8 municipalities which were operating efficiently.

Popular articles
Black Friday… there are scams and lures everywhere!

Black Friday… there are scams and lures everywhere!

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Personal Finance Consultant Samke Ngwenya.

[LISTEN] Pravin Gordhan grills Lynne Brown in State Capture Enquiry

[LISTEN] Pravin Gordhan grills Lynne Brown in State Capture Enquiry

Pravin Gordhan suggests Lynne Brown is experienced in keeping secrets says EWN reporter, Rahima Essop.

Eskom inquiry: "It's embarrassing to see a Minister in a compromising position"

Eskom inquiry: "It's embarrassing to see a Minister in a compromising position"

DA shadow minister, Natasha Mazzone, says the committee will ensure that those implicated in state capture march to jail.

If you're caught driving with your phone, officials are allowed to confiscate it

If you're caught driving with your phone, officials are allowed to confiscate it

If the engine is running and you are sitting behind the wheel you are not allowed to operate your phone says W Cape's JP Smith

SA fizzy drinks undergo "shrinkflation" to control sugar intake

SA fizzy drinks undergo "shrinkflation" to control sugar intake

Coca-Cola has reduced its 500ml "buddy" to 440ml and the traditional 330ml Coke cans will soon have a volume of just 300ml.

What Shoprite, Checkers, Pick n Pay and Makro will offer on Black Friday

What Shoprite, Checkers, Pick n Pay and Makro will offer on Black Friday

Up for a Springboks level scrum? Instructions on how to ensure you get the deals in your inbox the moment they become known...