Sport, culture funds 'irregular'

ALL contracts awarded by Mpumalanga's sports and culture department before September 2006 - which ran into millions of rands - were awarded irregularly.

This was stated by department head Sindi Mjwara in a written reply to the integrity management unit.

Sowetan has established that a total of R90,4million in contracts had been awarded without the necessary scrutiny. The figure could be higher.

Mjwara, defending her role, said when she took over in 2006 there was no bid specification or bid evaluation committee. - Alfred Moselakgomo