The auditor-general has found significant issues with government’s Covid-19 relief fund for workers, which resulted in overpayments, underpayments, the invalid rejection of beneficiaries, fraud and double-dipping.

Auditor-general Kimi Makwetu, who released the findings of his office’s Covid-19 relief funds audit on Wednesday, said that through analysing the payment data and checking the beneficiary information against other government databases, a high number of payments were flagged that required investigation...

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