Civil service fraud cost SA R300m

Cape Town - The state lost R300m through fraud and other financial misconduct by civil servants in the 2009/10 financial year, Public Service and Administration Minister Lindiwe Sisulu said on Monday.

In national departments, R260m that could not be recovered was lost and in the provinces, the figure came to R40m, she said in a written reply to a parliamentary question.

Local government employees refunded the state some R4m but in national departments the culprits paid back only R325 171, Sisulu said.

According to figures from the Public Service Commission cited by the minister, a total of 1 135 financial misconduct cases were reported at national and local government level in 2009/2010.

Employees were found guilty in 998 cases. Of those, 214 were dismissed, 498 were issued with final written warnings, and the rest with smaller sanctions.

Please note: We earlier published a report by Sapa stating that civil service fraud amounted to R30bn. This was a mistake and has been rectified to R300m. We apologise for the confusion.

Nyati_Photo 2012/07/23 01:41:32 PM
So when are they paying the money back, or when if the Fortieture unit going out to cease assets. Then lock the culprits up on Robben Island !!
Fussed Anderson 2012/07/23 01:43:34 PM
Which is still further PROOF that the anc have no idea what is going on, further Proof they have no clue about finance NOT even our minister of finance. To just loose money????????????????????????
Abongile Mbauli 2012/07/23 01:44:09 PM
Was anyone punished for this treason?
Eddie Marinda 2012/07/23 01:45:08 PM
gosh!, no one arrested! Thats 60 000 RDP houses at R50k each! if this happened in China some people would have faced the firing squad!
Mark Singh Singh 2012/07/23 01:45:18 PM
I think R3bn sounds a bit conservative. It might be double that amount.
luytster 2012/07/23 01:45:42 PM
I thought fraud and theft was a crime. How come not one flipping charge laid never mind convictions secured. If i had to get caught taking a company pen home i would be dismissed. Excuse me while go and vomit my lunch up.
Steven Loots 2012/07/23 01:49:21 PM
ANC, what a joke. Spring by n brug af.
Matthew Jones 2012/07/23 02:01:56 PM
Hahahaha And the ANC has just said "no double standards" This government,aka the ANC is a joke.Biggest criminals in this country,full stop!
Mphotant Thelejane 2012/07/23 02:03:25 PM
Comdrade Minister please give steps you going to take to recover the loss: we (the public)also need breakdown showing your targets: we (the public) will follow it up for you don't worry
Shirley Stee 2012/07/23 02:07:40 PM
So basically we tax payers are working for others to live the good life and get a warning,whilst the sheep continue to vote for poverty!!!!!