Cabinet concerned about audit results

2012-08-02 18:35

Cape Town - Cabinet has expressed grave concern at the poor quality of audit results revealed in Auditor General Terence Nombembe's latest report on municipalities.

Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Richard Baloyi had been instructed to ensure that municipalities employed qualified chief financial officers at all levels, in compliance with the municipal minimum competency requirements, government spokesperson Jimmy Manyi said following Cabinet's regular fortnightly meeting.

"Furthermore, Cabinet expressed appreciation for the additional six municipalities in the clean audit category for the year under review and the previous serving municipalities that maintained a clean audit.

"Cabinet commends the 13 municipalities that have received clean audits and calls on them to continue to sustain their good performance," he said in a statement.

Last week, Nombembe said only 5% of municipalities had obtained clean audit reports for 2011/2012.

However, six new municipalities had joined the clean audit category, taking the total to 13.

Municipalities with clean audits were in KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, and the Western Cape.

No municipalities in the Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, Northern Cape, and North West received clean audit reports.

Nevertheless, 45% obtained unqualified audit reports but with concerns.

None of the metros received clean audits.

  • gerhard.kress.3 - 2012-08-02 18:37

    I want a refund because I paid for this government.

      JohanCduToit - 2012-08-02 19:07

      "Life Is A Lemon (And I Want My Money Back)" - Meat Loaf

      oom.koos.7 - 2012-08-03 10:14

      Talk,TALK,TALK...NO ACTION..

      louis.olivier.988 - 2012-08-03 11:14

      Concerned about the Audit results why,,,, have you and your anc thieves not stolen enough or do you want more. I want my money back that you thieves stole. You and your ilk encourage us honest citizens to be dishonest by avoiding tax. If you lot can steal then I'm also entitled to cheat and why not

  • patricia.dewet.92 - 2012-08-02 18:40

    They are concerned and what now. Anybody going to jail for stealing, no way, so they stay concerned.

  • shirley.steenkamp - 2012-08-02 18:42

    Im concerned that youre concerned and not jailing these thieving leeches!

      Bless Boswell - 2012-08-02 18:57

      They are not really concerned at all. If they were really, they would have done something about this mess a long time ago.

  • Bless Boswell - 2012-08-02 18:54

    Strange how they admit that everything is in a disgusting mess, but insist that the public vote for them again. After all these years they have still not got it right, have no clue as to how to put things right, and have not the courage nor the sense to either ask for qualified help or step down. They won't give up until they have completely emptied the country's coffers and driven our economy into the ground. Then, when they have achieved that they will blame the failure on apartheid.

      devon.riley.52 - 2012-08-02 19:42

      That reminds me of the last municipal elections. Remember what the ANC told the sheeple, yes we know it's broken but vote fro us and we will fix it. They are LIARS

  • Henk - 2012-08-02 18:59

    We know Richard, now how about firing some of your incompetent cadre buddies?

  • Gerald Jordaan - 2012-08-02 19:00

    How many municipalities are there ?? AND only 13 get clean audits!! ANC efficiency is a f*ck up of monumental proportions !!

  • JohanCduToit - 2012-08-02 19:05

    "minimum competency requirements" - You see, there is your problem.

  • sharon.erwin.96 - 2012-08-02 19:05

    "Concerned" might be the understatement of the century. I would be clawing the walls if I were them...

  • samgaf - 2012-08-02 19:21

    Ar$^^@#$,this is normal in RSA,you should be concerned if the results were of a good quality.Grow up you morons,

  • cordeliah.lethabo - 2012-08-02 19:32

    \concerned\ thats not new so what are you people going to do about it?

  • charl.deswardt - 2012-08-02 19:40

    put some whites back into these positions and then you will see the change.

      derrico.heus - 2012-08-02 20:34

      The cANCer are way too stupid to do that. They are like spitefull children, but not as smart.

  • themba.thwala.98 - 2012-08-02 19:49

    “Concerned” and that's it? The Municipal Finance Management and the Public Finance Management Acts place an obligation on someone senior to take disciplinary steps against those involved for fruitless and wasteful, as well as irregular expenditure. Why pass legislation if it is not going to be implemented? Let some deployed cadres' heads roll!!!

      dee.980 - 2012-08-02 23:08

      Indeed. Whistleblowers are intimidated and even murdered. Auditors are threatened and / or bribed. Deploying qualified CFO's will make no difference if the ethics, discipline and will of clean governance does not come from the very highest levels down. And we have a president who does not think it a problem for his cabinet ministers to do business on govt tenders. So 'insider trading', corruption and gluttony feeding frenzy on tax / rate payers money will continue unabated.

  • Erna - 2012-08-02 20:11

    You'd think that it was a given that people working with such huge amounts of money are qualified! How can a party that is governing a country not know the basics of financial management? Shame on them - they should be more than concerned.

  • derrico.heus - 2012-08-02 20:32

    And which cabinet are we talking about? The drinks cabinet? The trophy cabinet? Because you can't mean this government which is a collection of african idiots that have the combined iq of a cucumber. The stupidity of the cANCer is staggering.

  • lacrimose.wolf - 2012-08-02 22:31

    More cute soundbites from the non-stop talk shop. I quote the President during Municipal elections 2010 "Vote Now. We'll solve the problems later". It is later. And we've gone from worried to highly p'd off. We know you're very busy 'losing' billions of our money, dumping text books and building great walls, but try to keep up with what's going on in our country. The days of worrying and investigating are over. You have 18 months to rectify 18 years, so the next time we hear from you best it be with ACCOMPLISHMENTS not more policies.

  • @Thabo.Shaku - 2012-08-02 23:57

    The rot deepens!

  • sharon.truebodyvice - 2012-08-03 08:29

    "Municipalities with clean audits were in KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga". How did these manage to get clean audits?????????????? more bribery and corruption, intimidation and threat MAYBE................. I think so ...More than likely the only clean Province is the DA run Western Province.

  • john.dorian.1042 - 2012-08-03 08:40

    Typical. Anything out of Africa - always striving just to meet the minimum requirement. And we wonder why we fail.

  • Linda - 2012-08-03 12:44

    ~Cabinet are so concerned that they are going to have to hold a legotla - at a 5 star resort - accompanied by their wives, mistresses, bodyguards, drivers, advisors, consultants and as many friends and family as they can. There they will "apply their minds".... as to how they can also get their share of municipal tenders...because after all, they didnt join the struggle to be poor - or go into government to serve the citizens - other than themselves!

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