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kznlogo thumb100 BusinessLive reports that KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) MEC for co-operative governance and traditional affairs, Nomusa Dube-Ncube, said on Wednesday that there would be no bonuses or salary increases for employees at municipalities that performed poorly.  

She was reacting to the release of the 2016-17 municipal audit outcomes by Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu, who painted a bleak picture of the financial situation of municipalities in the country.  KZN municipalities received seven unqualified audits with no other findings‚ 33 unqualified audits with findings‚ 10 qualified audits‚ two adverse audit opinions and two audit disclaimers.  But Dube-Ncube said that despite an overall regression‚ the province had retained its position as the second-best-performing province.  The province’s Operation Bounce Back strategy places a premium on consequence management by penalising poor performance.  But it has emerged that two unidentified poorly performing municipalities have already paid performance bonuses to their employees.  Now the department is engaging with them on how to recover the monies.

  • Read this report by Bongani Mthethwa and Thabo Mokone in full at BusinessLive

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