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Dec 23

The Public Procurement Bill is deficient and dangerous

Parliament’s National Assembly has passed the Public Procurement Bill, sending it to the National Council of Provinces. This Bill is...
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Nov 23

Makana Municipality Unspent Conditional Grant Funds to be Returned; Shameful underspending by 83% of Infrastructure Grant

Statement issued by the Public Service Accountability Monitor, Rhodes University and Action for Accountability (A4A) Project. In a letter dated...
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Nov 23

Weakened Public Finances? At What Cost? Public Service Accountability Monitor Reaction to the 2023 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement

The Public Service Accountability Monitor (PSAM) notes the tabling of the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) and Adjusted Estimates...
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Oct 23

Joint MTBPS Statement | Budget cuts won’t save South Africa—It will be the most vulnerable ultimately paying the price

On Wednesday 1 November, Minister Enoch Godongwana will deliver the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) to Parliament. Fiscal policy can...
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Oct 23

Action for Accountability community forum inspires a Call for Action

The Makhanda Action for Accountability (A4A) Civic Action Team, represented by Lelethu Zono, Ntombentsha Yamiso, Ntuthu Blow, Asive Mzizi, Phila...
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Sep 23

Regional organisations call for accountability in the implementation of SADC’s development strategy

    For immediate release – Monday 18 September 2023 Regional organisations call for accountability in the implementation of SADC’s...
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20

Jun 23

More than ad hoc budget allocations required to tackle corruption

Despite corruption featuring prominently in public discourse for its devastating socio-economic impacts,  meaningful implementation of robust anti-corruption strategies is dismal...
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Apr 24

Makhanda Water Project in the E Cape hit by more delays

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MI6iRBp9L1I
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Feb 24

Makhanda streets, dark and dangerous

https://grocotts.ru.ac.za/2024/02/01/makhanda-streets-dark-and-dangerous/
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Nov 23

Treasury orders Makana Municipality to pay back R60.7m in unspent infrastructure grants

The Makana Municipality, with its base in the crumbling town of Makhanda – where some residents still use the bucket...
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Nov 23

Making cents of gender-responsive budgeting — reflections on the 2023 Medium-Term Budget and Budget 2024

Why has achieving gender-responsive budgeting been so elusive despite dedicated work by civil society and government actors over the years?...
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Nov 23

Govt could’ve considered alternatives to social service cuts: PSAM

https://www.sabcnews.com/sabcnews/govt-couldve-considered-alternatives-to-social-service-cuts-psam/
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Nov 23

Treasury has again neglected South Africa’s most economically vulnerable, say civil society organisations

https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2023-11-01-treasury-has-again-neglected-south-africas-most-economically-vulnerable-say-civil-society-organisations/
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Oct 23

Action for Accountability (A4A) hosts a community forum

https://comarochronicle.co.za/289363/action-for-accountability-a4a-hosts-a-community-forum-2/  
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Sep 23

Experts highlight gaps in legislation to clamp down on public servants doing business with the state

https://www.news24.com/news24/politics/parliament/experts-highlight-gaps-in-legislation-to-clamp-down-on-public-servants-doing-business-with-the-state-20230917
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Sep 23

SADC PARLIAMENT KEY FOR REGIONAL INTEGRATION

The establishment of a regional parliament for southern Africa will ensure broader participation of citizens in the regional integration agenda....
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