Wednesday 16 November 2016 14.52------It's a staggering number: R46.36-billion. That's how much money was irregularly spent by government organisations in the 2015-16 financial year.The auditor general, Kimi Makwetu, reported that these entities simply failed to adhere to supply chain management guidelines.Here's another staggering number: only 30% of government entities audited received clean audits.It is not that difficult to achieve a clean audit. Here is the auditor general's definition: "The financial statements are free from material misstatements (in other words, a financially unqualified audit opinion) and there are no material findings on reporting on performance objectives or non-compliance with legislation."This is the sort of basic accounting practice that the local coffee shop employs to pay its taxes and keep its debtors from the door.That more than two out of three government entities failed to overcome this simple hurdle is a national disgrace. Here's another stagge...

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