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National Departments rack up R16bn irregular expenditure – AfriForum report

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National Departments rack up R16bn irregular expenditure – AfriForum report

4th October 2017

By: Thabi Madiba
Creamer Media Research Assistant and Reporter

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National departments misappropriated R16-billion during the 2015/16 financial year, according to a report by nongovernmental organisation AfriForum, which was released on Tuesday.

The report, which forms part of AfriForum’s national whistle-blower campaign, revealed the departments of Transport (DoT), Water and Sanitation (DWS) and Basic Education (DBE) were collectively responsible for misappropriating R9-billion.

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AfriForum has obtained the information through the departments’ annual reports and the Auditor General’s report.

AfriForum’s Anticorruption Unit plans to submit criminal charges against the three national departments.

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AfriForum Anticorruption Unit head Monique Taute said that the DoT misappropriated R4.23-billion, the DWS R2.58-billion and DBE R2.41-billion.

“It is unacceptable that [the DoT] has misappropriated more than R4-billion while thousands of citizen lack proper public transport infrastructure,” she said.

About 80% of South African schools lacked infrastructure, Taute said, adding that had the DBE spent the misappropriated R2.41-billion on school desks, chairs, handbooks and workbooks, it would have assisted remedy this.

All three departments were not immediately available for comment.

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