SOUTH AFRICA: Bad management cost university millions

A forensic audit of South Africa's embattled Mangosuthu University of Technology found major problems in its administration and management, reports Rivonia Naidu for the Daily News. Interim administrator, Professor Jonathan Jansen, said there were major deficiencies in the approval of salaries and expenditures at executive level and serious irregularities relating to the employment of students that had lost the university millions of Rand.

Jansen said a forensic audit, conducted by PriceWaterhouseCoopers, had enabled the university, through its lawyers, to prepare a charge sheet which was presented earlier this month to the affected parties, including suspended vice-chancellor Aaron Ndlovu. "The charges are principally related to the suspended vice-chancellor."

Ndlovu, who had been at the helm of the institution since 1997, was suspended in December last year following recommendations by independent assessor Vincent Maphai who probed various allegations that had been made.
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