Parliament’s standing committee on public accounts (Scopa) told reporters on Tuesday that it had the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa), the Department of Water and Sanitation, Eskom, South African Airways (SAA) and even National Treasury in its sights for the third quarter of this year. Scopa is preparing for a busy fourth quarter, as a series of events in the third quarter at various state agencies and departments it monitors, changes the dynamics of its work. These include the exit of Thokozani Magwaza as Sassa CEO and the revelations that accompanied Eskom chief financial officer Anoj Singh’s suspension from the power utility last week. Speaking to reporters during a briefing in Parliament, Scopa chairperson Themba Godi said Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba wrote to him asking that a Treasury report on coal supply contracts between Eskom and Tegeta be "withdrawn". Gigaba said Annexure A was attached to the submission of the final report to Scopa "in error". However, Godi...

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