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southafricalogoTimesLive reports that contracts worth R165-million were awarded to suppliers in which government employees‚ including political office bearers‚ had an interest.  

This shown in the Auditor-General’s (AG’s) Consolidated General Report on National and Provincial Audit Outcomes for 2016-2017 which was released on Wednesday.  Awards to the value of R604-million were made to companies owned by close family members of government employees.  At five audited government institutions‚ awards were made to suppliers in which political office bearers had an interest.  These were Mthashana TVET College‚ Umfolozi TVET College‚ Parliament‚ the Northern Cape Provincial Legislature and the Wholesale and Retail Sector Education and Training Authority.  The AG identified suppliers in which employees or their close family members had an interest through basic data analysis.  However‚ the analysis was limited as the AG could only test registered companies and the office did not have information on all family members.

  • Read this report by Ernest Mabuza in full at TimesLive

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