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22 January 2018 20:22 (South Africa)

Spendthrift government forks out R1.5bn for luxury items

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

Since it's inception, President Jacob Zuma's government has spent R1.5 billion on luxuries including expensive cars, five-star hotel stays, sports tickets, parties and "self-congratulatory" advertising, the DA said on Thursday at the release of its Wasteful Expenditure Monitor. The worst offenders are the Department of Public Works and the KwaZulu-Natal provincial government.  Read more: M&G

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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