- President Cyril Ramaphosa has set performance targets for his ministers
- The targets will cover the period between now and 2024 after the performance agreements were published
- The targets are an attempt to create a culture of accountability among the ministers in government
President Cyril Ramaphosa has set performance targets in an attempt to create a culture of accountability among his ministers.
The targets have been set for the period between now and 2024, this has come to light after the performance agreements were published.
Back in February, Ramaphosa had promised that he would set targets to promote accountability.
Among the targets set, ministers are expected to reduce 100% of their departments wasteful and fruitless expenditure.
As week as 75% less irregular expenses and keep an unqualified audit opinion until the performance target review date.
Within the performance targets are "smart targets" with specific condition ministers have to meet within their respective departments.
Those which stand out are Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula's target to upgrade, improve and maintain 20 000km of road and to transfer 10% of road cargo to rails.
Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu is tasked with improving the coverage of social grants and has until 2021 to create legislation and regulation.
Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams is in charge of ensuring that 5G is rolled out by March 2024.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan and Minister of Justice Ronald Lamola briefed South Africa today on the measures that will be taken against corruption.
Eskom has currently been under fire due to the suspicious activity taking place in South Africa's electricity public utility. Government Communications and Informations Systems (GCIS) has spoken about how the criminal investigation is currently ongoing.
"Eskom has been investigating all suspicious contracts for the past few years, with a view of recovering any losses it suffered as a result of criminal activities by its own employees who may have illegally colluded with some of the contractors," said GCIS on Twitter.
In other news, R13.5 billion in Covid-19 grants has been distributed in Mzansi. The Covid-19 pandemic caused disarray for South Africa and especially the economy. Jobs were lost and businesses struggled to come to grips with the new reality they were faced with.
As a solution for unemployed people, the government decided to begin distributing Covid-19 grants.
These grants are known as the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grants. According to the Minister of Social Development Lindiwe Zulu, R13.5 billion has been distributing across South Africa in Covid-19 grants.
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