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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Business Day by Bekezela Phakathi.]

The Presidency has again been found to have violated the Public Finance Management Act, Treasury guidelines and preferential procurement regulations.

The Presidency’s 2016-17 annual report showed that it incurred irregular expenditure of about R17m because prescribed supply chain prescripts were not being followed.

The Presidency got an unqualified audit opinion, but Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu identified various issues of concern, including the Presidency’s failure to meet contractual obligations and to settle payments within 30 days, as required by the act and regulations.

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South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.9% y/y in September 2018 (CPI) & +6.2 y/y in September 2018 (PPI)
-0.7% q/q (2nd quarter of 2018)
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