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Damning report highlights Icasa’s troubles

21 September 2006
THE extent of fraud, theft and improper behaviour within the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) is beginning to emerge, with police investigating the theft of R100000 and the auditor-general highlighting a blatant flouting of tender processes.

Icasa CEO Jackie Manche is facing a disciplinary hearing, while the authority’s former information technology manager has been found guilty of 11 charges.

The auditor-general has highlighted numerous irregularities in the tender processes and human resources departments.

Icasa’s annual report tabled in Parliament yesterday contains a damning verdict from the auditor-general that “fruitless, wasteful and irregular expenditure” totalling R6,7m was incurred.

While his report highlights some of the wrongdoings, it also says internal auditors had performed other ad hoc investigations suggesting further “irregularities”.

The R100000 stolen from a safe at Icasa’s Sandton headquarters was collected from staff who bought decommissioned computers from the ...

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