OPINIONISTA: The neutering of journalism means the demise of government accountability – and business

It’s hard to look around South Africa and to find a good story in our cities and towns. Barely 10% of our 257 municipalities received a clean audit for the 2019/20 year, with R5.5-billion in spending still unaccounted for. Once the full impact of ...

2021-10-27 02:37:00 AM

It’s hard to look around South Africa and to find a good story in our cities and towns. Barely 10% of our 257 municipalities received a clean audit for the 2019/20 year, with R5.5-billion in spending still unaccounted for. Once the full impact of ...

It’s hard to look around South Africa and to find a good story in our cities and towns. Barely 10% of our 257 municipalities received a clean audit for the 2019/20 year, with R5.5-billion in spending still unaccounted for. Once the full impact of Covid-19 has been accounted for, we are likely to be in for a further shock, assuming we are still capable of that emotion.

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... Even more lamentable local journalists get branded as anti-revolution once they fulfill their watchdog role. They are expected to join praise-poets who anoint thieving politicians to Saint status. Blatant stealing is presented as Radical Economic Transformation. Down we go. ... So-called watchdog role involves various committees responsible for such a role turning a blind eye or even giving glowing reports praising the culprits. The very fact it takes local journalism to blow the whistle and expose the culprits is an indictment of such committees

R5.5-billion reported as 'missing' is an unpardonable sin by any measure anywhere in the world(excluding in Africa). It signals stealing with blatant impunity. Punitive measures, if at all: involve suspension and being re-deployed in another guise at some municipality... Does anyone expect anything else but failure from the ANC? Sadly, that's not even news anymore...

Character assassination has started against MK vets, they touched their Thandi Modise Sies! 😳🤔

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