The executive council of the Gauteng provincial government will at its next meeting later in May receive a final report on an investigation into the administration’s ties with embattled auditors KPMG, among others. Gauteng Premier David Makhura announced in December the provincial government would review its connections with KPMG and multinational software company SAP. Makhura also referred to McKinsey, but later indicated that the provincial government had not done business with the US-based consultancy. KPMG, McKinsey and SAP were accused of enabling state capture through their dealings with the Gupta family. In October, Gauteng finance MEC Barbara Creecy said in a written reply in the legislature that the provincial government had entered into contracts worth R6.2m with KPMG in the 2013-14 financial year. Of this amount, R4m had been paid to the auditors. KPMG has been contracted for internal auditing services as well as for auditing tenders in Gauteng’s Open Tender system. Depar...

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