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pikitupNews24 reports that former Pikitup managing director Amanda Nair has featured prominently in the Public Protector's report on the waste management service provider, with legal action against her being one of the recommendations.  

The report, which was released by Adv. Busisiwe Mkhwebane on Wednesday, highlights improper salary increases, irregular awarding of contracts and recruitment violations.  Mkhwebane called for the current Pikitup chairperson to institute civil litigation against Nair and any seniors who acted with her during her tenure as managing director within three months of her report's release.  She called for the "recovery of unauthorised, fruitless or wasteful expenditure by Nair or any official in their personal capacity for all the financial misconduct identified".  The chairperson of the Pikitup board must ensure that disciplinary steps are taken against all implicated officials of Pikitup who together with Nair, flouted, subverted or violated the law and supply chain policy.  Shocking details emerged from the report, which indicates that those close to Nair were always taken care of.  There are salary discrepancies among employees of Pikitup as all officials related to Nair were remunerated on higher salary scale levels," the report found.

  • Read this report by Kaveel Singh in full at News24

See too, Pikitup employees could face criminal charges over financial misconduct, at EWN

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