The Department of Transport has received a qualified audit with findings, with the auditor-general cautioning about the lack of leadership in dealing with graft at the department’s entities. Auditor-general Kimi Makwetu delivered a hard-hitting analysis of the state of affairs at the department, saying it lacked leadership when it came to enforcing sound financial management. The Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa), one of the entities the department oversees, has been bedevilled by tender irregularities that have resulted in billions of irregular, fruitless and wasteful expenditure. Prasa has roped in Werkmans Attorneys to conduct multiple investigations to get to the bottom of the rot. The suspect extension of an Electronic National Administration Traffic Information System (eNatis) was also an area of concern. Makwetu said the department’s systems were inadequate to ensure it regularly obtained proper records of movable tangible and intangible assets. Leadership instability resul...

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