Monthly Archives: May 2018

OUTA welcomes SOE Boards shake up

The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) welcomes the board shake up at State Owned Enterprieses (SOE’s).

Over the past two years OUTA has exposed corruption in SOE’s, including laying charges against former SAA chairperson Dudu Myeni with a view to… Get more

Billions lost in Local Government

The release of the Auditor General’s Report on Local Government financial performance is indicative of the gross failure by Government to exercise its roles and responsibilities in serving the people of South Africa.

The substantive increase in irregular expenditure by… Get more

Ongoing Indignity: Bucket toilets keep Department in business

Water & Sanitation plans to spend R88 500 to replace a single bucket toilet this year, but that’s just a fraction of the 2015/16 costs of an average of R530 685 per toilet.

The Department of Water and Sanitation’s Bucket Eradication Programme (BEP) is a way of spending with no end in sight and not a great deal of delivery.

The 2018/19 Budget indicates that the Department plans to spend about R88 500 to replace each bucket toilet this year: it budgets R1 048.2 million (that’s R1. 048 billion) for the BEP with a target of just 11 844 bucket systems to be replaced. The target is listed in the Department’s Budget in Table 36.1 and the BEP budget on page 787 in the “Additional table: Summary of expenditure on infrastructure”. Get more