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MPs to summon ministers on R13.8 billion owed to Eskom by municipalities

PARLIAMENT, May 16 – MPs on Wednesday resolved to summon the inter-ministerial task team looking into municipalities which owe the state-owned power utility, Eskom, close to R14 billion in debt to Parliament. At a meeting of Parliament’s standing committee on public accounts (Scopa), Eskom board chairman Jabu Mabuza told MPs the amount the electricity utility […]

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KZN education in danger of collapse – head of department tells Scopa

PIETERMARITZBURG, February – The KwaZulu-Natal Education system is at the risk of collapsing if it does not get funds to fill crucial vacant posts, said the Head of Department Dr. Enoch Nzama after department officials got a grilling from the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) at the KZN Legislature on Tuesday. Committee members expressed reservations […]

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SA’s public enterprises minister hints Transnet board could be “rotated”

PARLIAMENT, January 23 – Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown on Tuesday suggested board members of Transnet, South Africa’s state owned freight and logistics company, could be “rotated” should they not guard the integrity of the entity.   Brown was speaking in a meeting of Parliament’s standing committee on public accounts (Scopa) where MPs took Transnet […]

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Transnet board, executives expected in hot seat after being summonsed by Parliament

PARLIAMENT, January 23 – The board and executive management of South Africa’s state-owned freight transport and logistics company, Transnet, are expected to appear before Members of Parliament (MPs) on Tuesday, after Parliament issued them with summonses. The summons was issued in December shortly after executive and non-executive directors of the company failed to appear before […]

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Transnet apologises unreservedly for no-show at Parliament’s Scopa

JOHANNESBURG, December 6  – The board of South Africa’s state-owned freight and logistics company, Transnet, on Wednesday apologised for failing to appear before the Parliament’s standing committee on public accounts (Scopa), saying that it was committed to having proper engagements with lawmakers. Board chairwoman Linda Mabaso and her team were expected to respond to Members of Parliament (MPs) […]

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Transnet board, executives to be summonsed after no-show in Parliament

PARLIAMENT, December 6 – The board and executives of South Africa’s state-owned freight and logistics company, Transnet, will be summonsed to appear before Parliament’s standing committee on public accounts (Scopa) after a no-show on Wednesday. Board  chairwoman Linda Mabaso and her team were expected to respond to MPs on questionable contracts worth billions of rand, […]

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Parliament’s watchdogs on finance and public accounts want answers on KPMG debacle

PARLIAMENT, September 18 – Parliament’s standing committee on public accounts on Monday said it would summon auditing firm KPMG to explain to MPs why it should continue doing business with the state given questions around its credibility. “KPMG’s unexplained withdrawal of a South African Revenue Service [Sars] report and its work in the integrated financial […]