• The health department used a manual and paper-based procurement process, with little visibility of supply chain management risks;
• The department of public works paid a premium on low-grade office space, and allowed the systemic deterioration of the provincial government's property portfolio;
• Irregular expenditure by the North West Development Corp, a public entity, spiralled from R115-million in 2015 to R720-million in 2017; and
• Compensation of employees in the education department dropped by R54-million, even though 26,109 new teachers were hired;
In the same presentation, the auditor-general found that:
• No evidence could be found that goods or services had been delivered to warrant payments of R376-million to IT company Nepo Dynamics by the premier's office;
• The premier's office paid a firm that calls itself a "boutique project development company" a management fee of R13-million a month, based on a percentage of the R7-billion cost of a project to set up a provincial enterprise management office, but there was no evidence that any services were received for payments amounting to R72.2-million; and
• The Mathibestad Community Health Centre, built at a cost of R109-million and completed in 2016, has never opened because it has no water or electricity.