Free State dairy project damned in treasury investigation

A controversial R570-million Free State dairy project was riddled with irregularities, investigators for the national treasury have found.

Exclusive material from the investigation shows that the treasury launched a full-scale investigation of the Estina dairy following several Mail & Guardian exposés about it in mid-2013. The reports suggested the deal with Estina – a company without agricultural experience and led by a computer sales manager – flouted treasury rules and was designed to milk provincial government coffers.
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