Provincial health departments in dire straits
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize told Parliament that the Gauteng health department has racked up more than R12-bn in irregular expenses during the past five years. (News24 13 June 2021). Irregular expenditure at all nine provincial health departments has skyrocketed over this period.
North West health department’s irregular expenditure bill for the past five years tops R4.7-bn and the Free-State reported of R1.6-bn in irregular expenditure