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The Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority, which reports to the Department of Water and Sanitation, promoted three executives irregularly, an EY report has found. The agency has not taken any action against the three executives despite the report finding that the manner in which they were promoted breached the agency’s internal policies. The authority is entrusted with SA’s water security, making it one of the most important government agencies. It is overseeing the multibillion-rand Lesotho Highlands Water Project, which is crucial for the water supply security of Gauteng and other parts of  the country. The project is expected to cost R25bn and construction tenders worth R1m and R1bn are due to be advertised. EY delivered its report in May following two whistleblower reports alleging irregularities and breach of company policy in appointments, promotions and salary increases for key personnel at the agency. The report finds that Prof Ola Busari, the agency’s executive manager for knowled...

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