The Free State province has paid a whopping R40 million for their website! And that’s if they’re telling the truth because the price has been said to be as high as R140 million. It’s go-go Free State and 3 cheers for government corruption. It gets worse. Apparently the website runs on a WordPress theme called London Live which can be purchased for R350. Sure, it helps to have a WordPress lover handy for the modifications but i can assure that my Knysna Website Design business has never charged anything near that – damn those specials i run:) At that price, … ‘Click here to read full article…’
Honourable Members, compatriots and friends… On the 15th of August last year, the National Planning Commission handed over the National Development Plan, the vision of the country for the next 20 years, to the President in this august house. The NDP contains proposals for tackling the problems of poverty, inequality and unemployment. It is a road map to a South Africa where all will have water, electricity, sanitation, jobs, housing, public transport, adequate nutrition, education, social protection, quality healthcare, recreation and a clean environment. The achievement of these goals has proven to be difficult in the recent past, due the … ‘Click here to read full article…’
This morning, Knysna Tourism released detailed charges and the findings of the disciplinary inquiry against Shaun van Eck, the recently ‘terminated’ CEO of Knysna Tourism. It is a highly disturbing read featuring a man who seemed to run Knysna Tourism as his own business. The consequence is a huge financial loss to Knysna and lessens our ability to market ourselves fully in 2013. What isn’t mentioned below is that Shaun also used up the R2 million surplus that Tourism had boasted about up until 2011. I have much more to say on this matter so check back into this blog … ‘Click here to read full article…’
Isaac Mangena: If I were doing Auditor-General Terence Nombembe’s job I would be very angry and demoralised about dishing out the same warnings to local governments over the dismal performance of their municipalities every year. This week was another of those when Nombembe told us how financial management had degenerated over the past three years and irregular expenditure rose from R6 billion in 2010 to R10 billion. He also reminded us how rife corruption is — “beyond tolerable levels”.