Barbara Curson
2 minute read
12 Feb 2021
6:01 am

Cogta facing challenges financial irregularities probe continues

Barbara Curson

Governance, financial management and administration are among Cogta's challenges.

Parks Tau. Picture: Refilwe Modise

The department of cooperative governance and traditional affairs’ (Cogta) annual report for the financial year ended 31 March, shows a slight improvement compared with 2019, but investigations into financial irregularities are ongoing. The department has good intentions, as Cogta Minister Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma states in her foreword, “to secure the well-being of South Africans through a revitalised cooperative governance model”. But has it implemented the requisite systems and oversight mechanisms to manage the R90.3 billion of appropriation funds (2019: R85.1 billion)? Cogta deputy minister Parks Tau recognises the challenges: Governance, financial management and administration challenges Non-viable municipalities due to apartheid...