Companies or close corporations in which employees of the Western Cape government or their spouses had interests contracted about R60-million of provincial government business between April 2005 and March 2007, an auditor-general’s report has found.

The report, posted on the auditor- general’s website late last week, follows an earlier one that found employees or their relatives were involved in R610m worth of contracts with government departments.

Auditor-general Terence Nombembe’s team found that 25 employees were directors or members of companies or close corporations that did business with the provincial department where the person was employed

Forty other employees were directors or members of companies or close corporations that did business with other provincial departments.

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