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In an attempt to recover more than R7bn of taxpayers’ money spent on invalid government contracts, the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) is fighting legal battles in courts across the country.

Auditor-general Kimi Makwetu says that R50bn has been lost in unauthorised, fruitless, wasteful and irregular spending by government departments and municipalities. Recovering some of that money is essential if the government is to meet its service delivery promises.

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