The municipal audits of the 2018-19 financial year did not have a much different outcome than in prior years. Now in the third year of this administration, there was again a regression in the audit outcomes. Over the three-year period, 76 municipalities have regressed with those of only 31 improving.
Irregular expenditure now sitting at R32,06 billion; R4.2 billion lost to fruitless and wasteful expenditure, R1, 26 billion spent on consultants to assist with financial statement preparation. And according to the Auditor-General, government cannot afford to lose money because of poor decision-making, neglect or inefficiencies. What of the R20 billion allocated to municipalities in COVID-19 emergency relief funds if municipalities lack financial controls and nothing is improving?
Bongani joined by Kimi Makwetu, Auditor-General of South Africa.
Authorities are still looking for the #FourwaysHippo. Bongani speaks to Nicci Wright, Wildlife Rehabilitation Specialist at the Johannesburg Wildlife Veterinary Hospital.LISTEN TO PODCAST
Home to be arrested a police cell for Alexei Navalny on his return to Russia.
Joe Biden’s plan he intends an instant overhaul of a raft of Trump policies.
In 2016, Mosilo Mothepu’s life changed when she blew the whistle against corruption by Trillian Capital Management with Eskom and Transnet. Bongani speaks to Mosilo Mothepu, former Trillian Financial Advisory CEO.
The race for Covid-19 vaccines is on, as South Africa continue to experiences a high number of new cases. What are the prospects of the economy to recover in this context? Bongani speaks to Marius Oosthuizen, Strategic Foresight Lecturer at GIBS Business School.LISTEN TO PODCAST
Crystal discusses the potential impact of the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement which is now in effect.LISTEN TO PODCAST
Goal celebrations 2 English MPs complain footballers are going too far.
A discarded fortune the Welshman who threw away millions.
A bird on death row after an American racing pigeon flew to Australia.
Kamogelo Modise is a web developer and small business owner who would like to pay it forward by offering support to five small businesses owned by youth which do not have websites, or which need websites to grow. He speaks to Bongani.LISTEN TO PODCAST
Africa only accounts for 2.5 percent of the world’s Covid-19 cases. As the continent secures vaccines, how have African countries responded to the Covid-19 pandemic? Bongani speaks to Dr Ngoy Nsenga, Programme Manager for Emergency Response at WHO Africa.LISTEN TO PODCAST
The Competition Commission has issued a school uniform circular advising schools to adhere to guidelines and avoid anti-competitive behavior. Bongani speaks to Khanyisa Qobo, Divisional Manager for Advocacy at the Competition Commission.LISTEN TO PODCAST
In December, the United Kingdom began its Covid-19 vaccination rollout. But the vaccination process has faced several challenges and questions from the public. Bongani speaks to Deenan Pillay, Professor of Virology at UCL in London.LISTEN TO PODCAST