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Thread: DA-run metros fail to spend R540m meant to help the poor

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    Cape Town - The DA-run Johannesburg and Cape Town metros have lost nearly R540-million meant to cover costs of provision of infrastructure to poor households due to non-performance. Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has stopped the transfer of R363m to the City of Johannesburg while Cape Town forfeited about R176m allocated as the urban settlement development grant (USDG).

    The allocation of the millions was stopped in terms of the Division of Revenue Act (Dora) after both municipalities failed to spend the money. Section 19 of Dora allows the National Treasury to stop transferring funds if in its discretion or on request of a transferring or receiving officer should there be a “serious or persistent material breach”. It also empowers Treasury to also stop the allocation if it anticipates that a province will substantially underspend on its allocation.

    https://www.iol.co.za/news/politics/...-poor-14058695
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    How much time did iol give for a reply?
    ENCA has it here an hour after the IOL story was published:

    "The decision to cut or withhold R176 million of our USDG clearly had nothing to do with our spending performance. This is evidenced by the fact that in June 2017, even before the commencement of our financial year, we received notification of a proposal to withhold R278 million of our USDG allocation.

    Then in November 2017, just four months into our current financial year, we received another notification of a proposal to withhold R175.8 million of our USDG," he said.

    "Despite being invited to present our plans to spend the USDG funding allocation so that the portfolio committee could make recommendations to the department of human settlements, we received a letter confirming the withholding of R175.8 million on 12 March – the day before our final presentation to the committee. The decision had clearly already been made, regardless of what we were going to present," Herron said.

    During the presentations to the committee, the city disputed the suggestion that it was under-performing and pointed to the fact that actual spend was in line with planned spend for the financial year to date. This could be the only basis on which performance was measured.
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    Sabotage by anc.
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    Iqbal proving that he is an adequate replacement for the ann7 news machine it seems
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hemi300c View Post
    Sabotage by anc.
    Good thing the saboteur is none other than DA's favourite Nhlanhla Nene.
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    Where is the governments money banked?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Excalibur View Post
    Nice going DA.
    Maybe read everything first. IOL only telling half the story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thechamp View Post
    Good thing the saboteur is none other than DA's favourite Nhlanhla Nene.
    See my post above. IOL.
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    Thoroughly amusing. We already know what the other party would have 'spent' it on.

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    Why didn't they complain when they were told that the funds will be withheld? Why are they not complaining now that the funds are officially being withheld and rerouted elsewhere?

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    er yeah, those 2 articles paint different pictures.

    seems you scored an own goal there champ

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    Quote Originally Posted by access View Post
    er yeah, those 2 articles paint different pictures.

    seems you scored an own goal there champ
    I should not have posted it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by /dev/null View Post
    Why didn't they complain when they were told that the funds will be withheld? Why are they not complaining now that the funds are officially being withheld and rerouted elsewhere?
    you get more political mileage out of it
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    The DA at its best!
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