Under half of Gauteng dept books 100% clean

2015-09-01 15:32


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Johannesburg - Out of the 15 departments in the Gauteng provincial government, only seven received unqualified audits with no other matters from the auditor general's office for the 2014/15 financial year.

This emerged during a media briefing by Premier David Makhura and Finance MEC Barbara Creecy at the Gauteng provincial legislature in Johannesburg on Tuesday, where they released the outcomes of the auditor general's 2014/15 financial year report.

Twelve out of 20 public entities received unqualified audits with no other matters. Such a designation by the auditor general's office means there was a fair reflection of the financial status of the department or entity.

"I am pleased to announce that a total of 19 departments and public entities of the Gauteng government achieved clean audit status for the 2014/15 financial year," Makhura said.

"[It's] an indication that our province is well on track towards achieving its goal of establishing credible financial control systems and ultimately realising 100% clean audits."

The departments that received unqualified audits with no other matters were the premier's office, the legislature, social development, treasury, cooperative governance and traditional affairs, economic development and finance.

The public entities in the same category included the Gautrain Management Agency, Constitutional Hill precinct, Innovation Hub, Greater Newtown Development Company, Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, Gauteng Film Commission, Gauteng Tourism Agency and the Gauteng Gambling Board.

All other departments and public entities bar two received an unqualified audit. This means there was fair representation of their financial status but there were still issues of concern.

These included the departments of education, community safety, roads and transport, infrastructure development and human settlements, which had improved from a qualified audit the previous year.

The public entities in the same bracket were the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency, Gauteng Enterprise Propeller and Gauteng Liquor Board.

The health department was the only department which did not receive an unqualified audit. Public entity G-Fleet received a disclaimer, meaning there was not enough evidence to conduct the audit.

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