CoGTA fails to spend R3bn of its budget - report

2017-10-08 16:30

The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs has been fingered in a parliamentary report for not spending R3.2bn of its budget, which has a negative effect on municipal service delivery.

Whistle-blower faces wrath of Northern Cape legislature

2017-08-06 07:20

The ANC in the Northern Cape legislature has threatened to suspend a whistle-blower who wrote to the Auditor-General complaining about financial irregularities.

Clean: Ngcobo, Eastern cape

2017-06-25 06:02

The chief financial officer of the Eastern Cape’s Engcobo Local Municipality says its clean audit, which received praise from Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu this week, was due to tight financial controls.

There must be 'bite' at the end of an audit - AG

2017-06-14 05:00

The office of the auditor general may in future have the powers to refer entities with poor audit outcomes or which flout supply chain management regulations to an investigating authority.

Ageing workforce in water sector a worry - AG

2016-11-30 22:21

An ageing professional workforce and lack of succession planning for water engineers and scientists is hindering service delivery, Auditor General Kimi Makwetu says.

AG report: These are SA's 3 worst performing provinces

2016-11-17 13:32

Three provinces did not improve their audit outcomes in the past three years, according to the recent audit report.

ANC considering making AG's findings binding

2016-11-16 21:13

The ANC is considering calling for the Auditor General’s recommendations and findings to be made binding, as part of efforts to stop under-performance in government departments.

Nothing wrong with Sars investigative unit - AG

2016-11-04 19:43

Auditor General Kimi Makwetu says his office has found nothing untoward about the so-called “rogue unit” at the SA Revenue Service during the audit process.

Gordhan tells political parties to remove underperforming councillors

2015-06-03 17:09

The government will ask political parties to axe underperforming councillors in an effort to punish municipalities that constantly perform poorly on their audited finances.

Consultants cost govt R12.1bn - AG

2014-11-26 16:55

The report on national and provincial audit outcomes shows that consultants cost the country R12.1bn last year, says auditor general Kimi Makwetu.


AG eyes stricter penalties for offenders of supply chain regulations

2017-08-25 20:45

The Auditor General is proposing a range of changes to audit legislation to deal with state officials flouting supply chain management procedures and departments with undesirable audit outcomes.

Editorial: Engcobo paves the way on clean audits

2017-06-25 06:04

There was a great feeling of satisfaction in Engcobo this week after Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu singled the Eastern Cape municipality out for its clean audit.

Municipalities still can’t balance the books

2017-06-25 06:02

With his latest audit report having shown increasing irregular expenditure, the Auditor-General requires accountability.

Makwetu: AG not responsible for uncovering state capture

2017-06-13 20:31

It is not the job of the auditor general to uncover or report on state capture, but rather to ask uncomfortable questions if there are indications of wrongdoing, says Auditor General Kimi Makwetu.

EDITORIAL: AG needs powers with bite

2016-11-20 06:39

Shock, anger and disappointment have become synonymous with the annual release of audit outcomes of national and provincial government departments and state-owned companies.

Presidency failing to lead by example - AG

2016-11-16 21:42

Auditor General Kimi Makwetu has criticised the Presidency for failing to set an example on good governance.

Irregular govt spend balloons to over R46bn

2016-11-16 18:50

Irregular expenditure by government departments and public entities has soared by nearly 40% over the past three years, the auditor general has revealed.

Education is the ‘weakest link’

2016-10-16 18:00

Auditor-General finds against the education department for the third consecutive year

Nkandla spending hidden from AG - report

2014-11-27 10:14

Evidence of large-scale misappropriation in the Nkandla construction project was hidden from the auditor general a report says.

75% of govt depts didn't get clean audit - AG

2014-11-26 15:33

A quarter of national and provincial departments and entities received a clean audit opinion last year, Auditor General Kimi Makwetu has announced.

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