Mboweni will tell us to 'tighten our belts', but council blows R500 000 on bottled water | IOL News

EDITORIAL: Mboweni will tell us to 'tighten our belts', but council blows R500 000 on bottled water

2/25/2020

EDITORIAL: Mboweni will tell us to 'tighten our belts', but council blows R500 000 on bottled water

This questionable water-bottle transaction spits in the face of the half a million people who reside in that municipality, ...

As the country waits to be told to “tighten its belt” by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni when he delivers yet another uninspiring Budget Speech on Wednesday, we also learn of the carelessness of Fetakgomo-Greater Tubatse Local Municipality (FTLM) officials in Limpopo, who splurged almost R500 000 buying bottled water for their colleagues. A story in one of Independent Media’s newspapers at the weekend revealed that the municipality, between 2018 and 2019, spent R476 000 buying bottled water to quench the thirst of its employees and fatten the pockets of an unknown tenderpreneur. According to the council’s supply chain management report, it has no records of who had been given the tender. Making this matter even more appalling is the fact that people who live in towns serviced by the cash-strapped FTLM continue to have limited access to water, despite several bulk water systems being launched recently. This questionable water-bottle transaction spits in the face of the half a million people who reside in that municipality, which once lost R245million in irregular investments made with the now-defunct VBS Mutual Bank. The FTLM is just the tip of the iceberg of the mess that the country finds itself in due to poor financial management and bad decision-making by people in charge of government departments and state-owned entities (SOEs). Read more: IOL News

Love at first flight - How a drone and a bubble secured a date for this couple during quarantine



Government must clarify limit of SANDF’s powers: Analyst - SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader.

President Ramaphosa’s COVID-19 message in Nguni - SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader.



US records 700 coronavirus deaths in a single day for first time - SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader.

R2bn from Rupert and Oppenheimer families a ‘pledge, not a donation’



Africa's biggest city Lagos locks down to defend against coronavirus - SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader.

Could gene mutations explain coronavirus cases in the young?



Probably because as usual, their tap water is undrinkable This is what 'they' do Mboweni must stick to ANC manifesto and resolutions of ANC conference OR Continue undermining ANC branches who were delegates in the formulation of policies OR Continue using unknown ANC constituency of destructive and RACISTS EXPERTS.

Keep voting anc guys. Keep voting. They'll do nothing for the black man. You fools can keep voting for them. Shem 😂

Win a Lotto Sports voucher valued at R2 000 in IOL's #MyHeart competition | IOLThe Italian sports brand Lotto is now available in South Africa with sport and lifestyle apparel for both men and women.

Tito Mboweni called on to prevent downgrade to junk status, tackle unemployment | IOL NewsThe Banking Association of South Africa called on Finance minister Tito Mboweni to implement reforms to spur the stalled economy into growth. BudgetSpeech

Coming soon: IOL’s new website | IOL NewsWe’ve created a new-look IOL that makes it easier to keep up-to-date with the latest news, is faster and uses less data.

Malema arrest warrant 'blown out of proportion', says NPA | IOL NewsNPA regional spokesperson Luxolo Tyali said Malema’s lawyers were also aware as early as last year that the EFF leader would ...

Dear Tito Mboweni, please ensure that SA is open for business | IOL Business ReportTo reach that target of R150 billion in savings we’re going to have to come up with some creative solutions, and fast, writes Lee Naik in an open letter to tito_mboweni ahead of Budget2020 busrep

US in extradition bid for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to go before British court | IOL NewsA hero to admirers who say he has exposed abuses of power, Assange is cast by critics as a dangerous enemy of the state who has undermined Western security.



A 90-year-old US woman recovered from the coronavirus, and she credits family, God, and potato soup

Health experts warn SA of second wave of COVID-19 after lockdown - SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader.

Masks and gloves can spread coronavirus: WC health dept

SAPS concerned about videos showing officers using excessive force during lockdown - SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader.

Field workers to conduct door-to-door COVID-19 screening as cases rise - SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader.

Covid-19 case confirmed in Alexandra township

New York welcomes hospital ship as coronavirus accelerates

Write Comment

Thank you for your comment.
Please try again later.

Latest News

News

25 February 2020, Tuesday News

Previous news

You are creating unemployment in KZN, Premier slams SAA business rescue practitioners | IOL News

Next news

Katherine Johnson, black NASA mathematician, dies at 101
Love at first flight - How a drone and a bubble secured a date for this couple during quarantine Government must clarify limit of SANDF’s powers: Analyst - SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader. President Ramaphosa’s COVID-19 message in Nguni - SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader. US records 700 coronavirus deaths in a single day for first time - SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader. R2bn from Rupert and Oppenheimer families a ‘pledge, not a donation’ Africa's biggest city Lagos locks down to defend against coronavirus - SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader. Could gene mutations explain coronavirus cases in the young? Trump warns Americans of a tough two weeks ahead in coronavirus fight - SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader. Scammer poses as Mogoeng Mogoeng, asks judges for money after ‘cousin dies’ WATCH: Youngsters drink and taunt Bheki Cele. Then they get arrested Mass COVID-19 testing takes place in Alexandra Minister Mkhize confirms 5 COVID-19 deaths in SA - SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader.
A 90-year-old US woman recovered from the coronavirus, and she credits family, God, and potato soup Health experts warn SA of second wave of COVID-19 after lockdown - SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader. Masks and gloves can spread coronavirus: WC health dept SAPS concerned about videos showing officers using excessive force during lockdown - SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader. Field workers to conduct door-to-door COVID-19 screening as cases rise - SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader. Covid-19 case confirmed in Alexandra township New York welcomes hospital ship as coronavirus accelerates Africa a few weeks from height of coronavirus storm, says UN Was Credo Mutwa an apartheid apologist? WATCH: Social distancing braai on street corners causes a stir Mpumalanga premier fights poison WATCH: Police and SANDF force Soweto residents to do hard exercise as punishment