COVID-19: R500bn and the case for procurement reform

COVID-19: R500bn and the case for procurement reform

President Cyril Ramaphosa has vowed to act strongly against any corruption and profiteering from the COVID-19 crisis but the systems in place to guard against this may be falling short. Spotlight looked at preliminary spending figures and asked some experts about how public money can be safeguarded during this time.

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OPINION: Democracy suffers when legislatures don’t share information

OPINION: Democracy suffers when legislatures don’t share information

The latest Auditor-General’s (AG) report  makes for grim reading regarding a number of provincial departments of health. Yet, there seems little hope that provincial legislatures will hold these departments to account and even less that the public will be kept informed of the activities of these legislatures.

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