A report commissioned by the government says overspending in the Free State will lead to cuts in services this financial year unless radical measures are taken.
Blaming overspending on the cash-based reporting system, the report says unfunded mandates, such as the occupation-specific dispensation for public servants’ pay, are contributing to overspending in the Free State.
The report is part of a review commissioned by former health minister Barbara Hogan to investigate overspending and its findings may yet reflect a similar trend in other provinces. The report is part of a series that includes an assessment of the national and provincial departments.
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