Social development calls for probe

Provincial treasury has been roped in to assist the troubled Eastern Cape social development department to properly monitor the millions of rands the department injects each year into non-profit organisations (NPOs).

Social development MEC Nancy Sihlwayi revealed to the Dispatch last week that some NPOs were illegally using common bank accounts, a system which she alleges affects the proper monitoring of the funds as required in auditing processes.

TIGHTENING SYSTEMS: Social development and special programmes MEC Nancy Sihlwayi, left, and acting head of department Ntombi Baart have confirmed they are investigating NPOs that defraud the department of millions of rands. Picture: MICHAEL PINYANA

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