Public works wasted R35bn in five years
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Public works wasted R35bn in five years

2014-09-29 08:44

Johannesburg - The public works department has lost almost R35bn to wrongful and wasteful construction or leasing of state buildings in the last five years, The Star reported on Monday.

The R34.98bn losses were uncovered during the department's review of around 1.3 million transactions of the Property Management Trading Entity dating back to 2009.

The losses were revealed in a confidential report that The Star reported it had seen.

The losses were ... "a result of supply-chain management processes not adhered to".

It revealed however, that there was a steady decrease in the losses of public funds in the last five years.

Around R22bn was lost in the 2009/10 financial year, R4.9bn was lost in 2010/11 while R3.8bn was lost in the 2011/12 period.

The figure was R3.1bn in 2012/13 and R600m in the last year.

Around R1.1bn was lost to fraudulent activities.

Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi was expected to reveal the details at a media briefing on Monday while the report would be released to the public once it was presented to parliament on Tuesday.

Comments
  • No.You're a handbag - 2014-09-29 08:50

    ANC thieves. Legacy of apartheid? Ya right! It's these clowns keeping people poor.

      Japie JJ du Toit - 2014-09-29 09:27

      How long will be standing by, allowing the goverment to waste so much money. When will they ever been hold accountable. I just can not believe that us as the tax payers allowing this. Sure the voter should feel the pain.

      Jeremy Forbes - 2014-09-29 10:20

      Self enrichment gone mad, now lifestyle audit everyone who has had anything to do with this department and it will lead straight to the thieves.

      Emma Sanderson - 2014-09-29 10:37

      Follow the money trail.

      Nicholas Mears - 2014-09-29 10:54

      And we just accept it............bunch of useless oxygen thieves!!!!

  • No.You're a handbag - 2014-09-29 08:50

    ANC thieves. Legacy of apartheid? Ya right! It's these clowns keeping people poor.

  • mmmmTim - 2014-09-29 09:00

    So how is this KFC pollution not fired?

      Jacko Superb - 2014-09-29 09:21

      Now it's a good time to open KFC.... Nice investment for our corrupt buddies

  • Andrew MacDonald - 2014-09-29 09:18

    ah, i was moderated. basically i said that this equates to R8750 per taxpayer in south africa. wonderful innit?

  • Todays Realist - 2014-09-29 09:25

    The money was not wasted, it ended up in the ANC Thieves pockets!

  • Michael Seymour - 2014-09-29 09:44

    Meanwhile Joe taxman must just keep forking out more and more money each year.......

  • Ravin Govinden - 2014-09-29 09:50

    We are so tired of hearing about this $hit. Do something about it.Government gives a damn about about all the people suffering out there.

  • Ravin Govinden - 2014-09-29 09:52

    You want what I owe for using E-toll ? Go and claim it from Public Works department.

  • CALAMITYSA - 2014-09-29 09:54

    It's an ANC culture - like the leader - theft and corruption. It can b prevented - first step - fire Zuma.

  • jacques.potgieter.313 - 2014-09-29 09:55

    Look, if the government wants a constant flow of income, all they have to do is buy a lot of KFC an Chicken Licken franchises.

  • Robert Starke - 2014-09-29 10:09

    Typical, Overseas trips, fancy govt cars, free feul. Heissh time to party. Who cares about anything else. ANC Govt at its best !@!

  • Mike Khoi San - 2014-09-29 10:16

    Poor People will remain Poor, If they remain quite. I wonder what the meant with the slogan " Vote for Change"

  • Jacqui Daane Van Rensburg - 2014-09-29 10:21

    We already know, beforehand, nothing will be done about this, and the brainless responsible will stay where they are.

  • Rodlin Mvelase - 2014-09-29 10:49

    Where is the Public Protector, to protect the nation from the unscrupulous capitalist fraudsters doing business with government. This money not taken by politicians but some corporates that are filthy rich due to stealing from state and taxpayer. Public Protector this is your litmus test, show your credibility.

  • Eddie Daniels - 2014-09-29 11:01

    Another way to steer Zuma's corrupt dealings away from him-----Public Works Dept=Scapegoat also

  • Celia Van Niekerk Swanepoel - 2014-09-29 11:17

    Who is surprised??

  • Lunetic Mental - 2014-09-29 12:37

    so, nobody got fired for this waste of public money???(o, what am I talking about!)

  • William Ronga - 2014-09-29 13:12

    ANC ,,ANC ,,ANC ,,, tools

  • Tammy Thamaray Nair - 2014-09-29 14:58

    Besides all the anti comments made, its simply a case of people irrespective of race, colour or creed being unable to manage finances of the Country. Its sad when you look at the rate of homelessness and also poor social grants being contributed to the pensioners and disabled. One has to look at matters of this nature on the issue itself and try to leave out the colour of the person. At the end of the day wrong is wrong. What one also has to question is the fact that these funds being wasted are the contributions made by tax payers. So there is clearly a lack of respect for the hard earning tax payers. I wish we had a port of call to actually ask these questions first hand to the transgressors themselves instead of us venting amongst ourselves. Its time we are heard.......

  • Mbudzeni Shandukani - 2014-09-29 18:23

    Sure #nkandla played a role at this.Doesnt this govt have a means of checking on unncessesary xpenditure?to think its tax payer who foots this bill is painful. Now enter #nuclear4Sa.never ending trouble

  • Mbudzeni Shandukani - 2014-09-29 18:27

    Sure #nkandla played a role at this.Doesnt this govt have a means of checking on unncessesary xpenditure?to think its tax payer who foots this bill is painful. Now enter #nuclear4Sa.never ending trouble

  • Louis Oosthuizen - 2014-09-30 09:46

    This represents the total cost of Gauteng E-toll system, which include the collection of tolls and "undisclosed bribes".

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