Auditor general Kimi Makwetu said supply chain management at SOEs was weakening ©Auditor General South Africa
Auditor general Kimi Makwetu said supply chain management at SOEs was weakening ©Auditor General South Africa

South African irregular spend up 55%

2 November 2017

The value of irregular expenditure in South African state-owned enterprises (SOEs) increased significantly in 2016-17, the country’s auditor general has said.

In his national and provincial government audit report, Kimi Makwetu, the auditor general, said supply chain management at SOEs was weakening because officials were unfamiliar with the procurement policies and processes, or sometimes circumventing them altogether.

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