#PODCAST: KZN SCOPA gives various departments a deadline to provide detailed accounts of their COVID-19 expenditure

By Newsbreak Producer Taliesha Naidoo - The KwaZulu-Natal Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA) has given the Departments of Health, Education and Social Development until the 12th of August to provide a detailed account of their emergency procurement expenditure in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The looming deadline is in compliance with the National Treasury Instruction that all national and provincial departments - along with public entities avoid mismanagement or unauthorised expenditure in dealing with the pandemic. SCOPA Chairperson - Maggie Govender says departments or officials found guilty of unauthorised expenditure will be made to pay back the money...