Panicked metro overspent R300,000 on PPE

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When the first case of Covid-19 was confirmed in SA in March 2020, the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality was sent into a tailspin, over-stocking on overpriced personal protective equipment (PPE).

According to a leaked Nelson Mandela Bay management report by the auditor-general, the municipality violated the Municipal Finance Management Act when equipment was bought through disaster management instead of supply chain management (SCM)...

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