Irregular expenditure up by 91% in Western Cape - Auditor-general

Irregular expenditure up by 91% in Western Cape - Auditor-general

- Irregular spending in the Western Cape has boomed in the last financial year with an increase of 91.3%

- Several departments in the province irregularly spent millions more compared to last year

- This information was revealed by South Africa's Auditor-general Kimi Makwetu

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The Western Cape has seen a massive rise in irregular spending the last year. Since 2017, irregular spending skyrocketed from R23 million to R44 million - an increase of 91.3%.

Kimi Makwetu, Auditor-general, revealed this increase after his investigation into the government's spending.

Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Makwetu revealed the South African government has accumulated at least R50 billion in illegal spending.

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The DA-controlled Western Cape is part of this problem as it did not take on and lower irregular spending.

The South African reports that nothing seems to be done about the spending habits of the Department of Health.

In 2017, the Health Department accumulated R11 million in irregular spending, this year it raised to R24 million - an increase of 118%.

The Department of Economic Development is also guilty of spending much more than last year. The department managed to spend 875% more than in 2017 with R7 million spent in 2018 compared to the R800 000 of last year.

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Another culprit is the Department of Social Development that went from spending R2 million in 2017 to R5 million this year.

This spending puts the Democratic Alliance's claims of good governance into serious doubt.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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