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Auditor-general report: Tracking billions blown by towns

AG still has hope in spite of depressing report

04 July 2021 - 00:00 By NICKI GÜLES

The auditor-general’s report on local government finances is a depressing read. Only 27 out of 257 municipalities obtained clean audits, 109 couldn’t properly account for how they spent taxpayers’ money, and a record 25 either missed the deadline to submit their financials or didn’t bother handing them in at all. But the AG, Tsakani Maluleke, told the Sunday Times this week that she cannot afford to be depressed...

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