State’s bad record in paying businesses gets worse
Departments’ ‘nonpayment’ of invoices to service providers hits more than R11bn
National and provincial government departments have blamed poor internal controls, lack of internal capacity and budget constraints for late and/or nonpayment of invoices to service providers amounting to more than R11bn.
The late and/or nonpayment of invoices by the government after the stipulated 30 days affects the financial viability of small businesses and their ability to create jobs amid a sluggish economy...
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