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SANDF blows R51 million in irregular expenditure 

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Investigations are underway into millions of Rand worth of irregular expenditure at the defence force, including asset management contracts, swimming pool construction fees, and garden services contracts.


02 Sep 2020
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SANDF blows R51 million in irregular expenditure 

SANDF members help Waterworks residents to carry their food donations in Soweto, Johannesburg, 5 June 2020. Picture: Nigel Sibanda

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has totalled R51.2 million in irregular expenditure during the first quarter of the 2020/21 financial year, the largest being an irregularly awarded asset management contract. The portfolio committee on defence and military veterans was briefed by the Department of Defence in Parliament on Wednesday, to report back on the first quarter following the implementation of the 2019 budget review recommendations (BRRR). Part of the R51.2 million of the department’s irregular expenditure was due to a R39 million contract for asset management which was awarded in the 2017/18 financial year through unfair bidding. This...

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