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'Purpose is more valuable than money. Public service is beautiful!'

1 April 2021 12:33 PM
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Ekurhuleni
Clean audit
East rand
Auditor-general
Africa Melane
Phakamile Mbengashe

The City of Ekurhuleni (east Gauteng) has a clean audit. Africa Melane interviews Phakamile Mbengashe, spokesperson for the Mayor.

The Auditor-General of South Africa has given the City of Ekurhuleni (eastern Gauteng) a clean audit.

In 2016, Ekurhuleni initiated a turnaround strategy called “Operation Clean Audit”.

"Operation Clean Audit" has paid off for Ekurhuleni. Phonlawat Chaicheevinlikit/123rf

Africa Melane interviewed Phakamile Mbengashe, Spokesperson for the Executive Mayor of the City of Ekurhuleni.

Mbengashe spoke about what it took to turn the City around and achieve a clean audit.

It’s a total team effort… Operation Clean Audit was based on continuous checks and balances… Small tweaks can go far…

Phakamile Mbengashe, spokesperson - Executive Mayor of the City of Ekurhuleni

There is value in purpose. It’s more valuable than money… Public service is a beautiful thing!

Phakamile Mbengashe, spokesperson - Executive Mayor of the City of Ekurhuleni

What we’ve achieved is outstanding… especially on the housing front… Informal settlements continue to grow… How can we make life better for people living there? …

Phakamile Mbengashe, spokesperson - Executive Mayor of the City of Ekurhuleni

… The City of Ekurhuleni has, for the past two years, come second only behind Cape Town…

Phakamile Mbengashe, spokesperson - Executive Mayor of the City of Ekurhuleni

Listen to the interview in the audio below.




1 April 2021 12:33 PM
Tags:
Ekurhuleni
Clean audit
East rand
Auditor-general
Africa Melane
Phakamile Mbengashe

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