THE THIRD UMPIRE
When a radical political party resorts to The Bible for a defence of its actions, you know times are bad. But invoking “my brother’s keeper” as an answer to missing VBS millions just makes you sound like a murderer lying to God.
For years the department of public enterprises didn’t know what the government owned. They have now identified 93,000 buildings and 29,000 land parcels, and will make some available for land restitution and housing. That should slake some of the thirst.
Every year the auditorgeneral tallies the tax money lost in unauthorised, fruitless, wasteful and irregular spending. It is now R50bn. Can President Cyril Ramaphosa already sign the bill on his desk giving the AG more teeth to bite the hand in the cookie jar?