Projects related to gross corruption, maladministration and wasteful expenditure within government departments like: Social Services, Higher Education and Communications
Our Special Projects Portfolio contains several projects related to gross corruption, maladministration and wasteful expenditure within Social Services, Broadcasting and Higher Education.
In Social Services we dealt with the cancellation of the Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) contract. In Broadcasting we successfully influenced the cancellation of the Lorna Vision contract; as well as the wasteful expenditure associated with Hlaudi Motsoeneng during his tenure as Chief Operation Officer (COO) of SABC, with James Aguma as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). In Higher Education OUTA is currently investigating allegation of corruption within the Services SETA, Construction SETA, ETDP SETA and all other 18 SETAs.
In this portfolio we have undertaken the following projects:
SASSA WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE, CORRUPTION AND TENDER IRREGULARITIES.
According to records obtained by OUTA, there is no proof of food distribution. This is extremely concerning given the millions paid over to Azande. In addition, given the small pool of taxes flowing into government we believe that a more cost-effect supplier should have won the bid, without compromising the health of vulnerable citizens.
SABC COO – HLAUDI MOTSOENENG TENDER IRREGULARITIES AND CORRUPTION
With SABC’s declining financial woes, OUTA is concerned that the abuse by SABC executives of state funds for personal benefit is unacceptable and culprits like James Aguma and Faith Muthambi – who ratified Hlaudi’s appointment – need to be held accountable and repay funds illegitimately gained.
We have been inundated with questions regarding the payment of SABC TV licences. Here is what you need to know about this very contentious issue.
MULTICHOICE MAINTAINS MONOPOLY
In 2016 Multichoice paid ANN7 R 141 million to maintain its dominance as a paid TV monopoly in South Africa. It further paid ANNx7 to ensure that MultiChoice has influence on government policy. Minister Faith Muthambi who was implicated in sharing confidential ministerial communication with the Guptas who in turn influenced the encryption policy to favour MultiChoice’s monopoly.