Achieving a clean audit will be a daunting task for North West municipalities

The Auditor-General’s report of 2014/15 in which Kimi Makwetu found that the North West province had incurred R4.2 billion rand in irregular expenditure highlights a very serious matter which calls on the provincial leadership to take an even more serious look at the way the province and specifically its municipalities were handling their finances. It is indeed very serious.

Which roads are “running smoothly”, Mr MEC?

North West MEC for public works and roads, Madoda Sambatha reportedly told the media last week that “All implemented road projects across the province were running smoothly”. He said his administration was also in talks with the national Treasury about other delayed projects.

Police must protect communities

It is unacceptable that police in the North West and particular those in the Stilfontein/ Orkney area in Dr Kenneth Kaunda municipal district seem to be unable to arrest the gang-related violence that for more than a year had claimed the lives of several locals especially young people.

Protesters vandalise schools

There can be no justification for the selfish and totally uncaring action taken by the residents of Vuwani, in the Vhembe district in Limpopo protesting against the incorporation of their municipality into a new municipality
The residents are angry against everybody including the ANC-led government, the demarcation board and municipal councilors and structures who they blame for the incorporation of their area.