ARTICLES RELATING TO AUDITOR GENERAL

Prasa financials too disorganised to audit - AG

2019-10-09 21:20

Auditor General Kimi Makwetu has given Prasa a disclaimer of opinion in its 2018/19 annual report, saying management did not properly account for assets, fare revenue and other financial information.

Long road ahead for floundering PIC

2019-10-03 16:54

The Public Investment Corporation is working on boosting staff morale and restoring its image, but interim chair Reuel Khoza says "much more" must be done to rebuild it after two governance interventions and a year of intense public scrutiny.

IT service spend trips up PSC audit

2019-09-26 18:34

According to the Public Service Commission's financial statements, it spent R5.3m in 2018-19, of which around 40% went to service providers other than SITA.

The R1.6bn VBS write-off and other worrying stats from the Auditor General

2019-07-16 16:43

The Auditor General has been given more teeth, and should be allowed to use them, Parliament’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts and the Standing Committee on the Auditor General have said.

Expect surge in irregular expenditure reported at SOEs, says Gordhan

2019-03-14 06:00

In the past, auditors failed to correctly identify it, Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has said.

Our job's not to search for state capture, but we found signs things were wrong - AG's office

2018-11-28 06:45

Approximately 93% of irregular expenditure in government departments and entities has never been followed up on, according to the Auditor General’s office.

2 chief directors in North West premier's office suspended over R240m fraud allegations

2018-11-16 13:18

Two chief directors in the office of North West Premier Job Mokgoro have been suspended for allegedly defrauding the province of almost a quarter of a billion rand over a two-year period.

Parliament concerned about threats to AG office employees auditing municipalities

2018-10-23 21:41

Parliament's presiding officers have once again expressed concern over reports of threats levelled at audit managers of the Auditor-General's office, working in the Emfuleni, Tshwane, Madibeng and Moretele municipalities.

Treasury seeking condonement for R769m irregular spend caused by 'lost memo'

2018-10-16 13:46

National Treasury will seek a condonement in the 2018/19 financial year over the misplacement of a memo which caused the department to incur irregular expenditure amounting to R768.9m, according to Auditor General Kimi Makwetu.

AG slaps Nedlac with qualified audit

2018-10-02 13:47

Nedlac has been slapped with a qualified audit opinion in its annual report after incurring some R1m in irregular expenditure and not initially disclosing it in line with the PFMA, says the Auditor General.

 

Audit reports read like an SOS from SOEs, Parliament hears

2019-10-09 05:00

Irregular expenditure among the entities under the Department of Public Enterprises went from R31.4bn in the 2017/18 financial year to R86.2bn in the 2018/19 financial year.

Denel still bleeding, but auditors say it's a going concern

2019-10-03 15:13

Denel's bad reputation had a "draining impact" on its financial position, as the arms manufacturer recorded a net loss of R1.5bn, said CEO Danie du Toit.

Nedlac failed to prevent R11m irregular expenditure - AG

2019-09-06 16:45

Irregular expenditure at National Economic Development and Labour Council went up from R1.4m in 2018 to R11.5m in 2019. The irregular expenditure reflected from 2018 is the subject of a disciplinary inquiry.

ANALYSIS: Municipalities owed Eskom R9.1bn last year - 10 statistics that show how they wasted your money

2019-06-26 17:58

Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu has released the 2017/2018 municipal audit report in Pretoria.

Updated: Former Prasa boss wants police to find creator of 'manufactured' AG report

2018-12-17 18:05

Collins Letsoalo says he will lodge a complaint of fraud against a journalist to enable police to investigate who created a "manufactured" auditor general report that he says tarnished his name as a dedicated civil servant.

Auditor General gets more teeth to fight financial irregularities at public entities

2018-11-21 17:24

The Auditor General will now be able to compel accounting officers to implement remedial action recommended to rectify financial irregularities.

Attacks against AG officials worries parly committee, call for security plan

2018-11-09 16:35

Attacks on officials of the Auditor-General is a direct attack on the constitutional mandate of the office, says the Standing Committee on the Auditor-General.

AG questions Prasa's future as mismanagement, burnt trains take their toll

2018-10-17 11:07

Auditor General Kimi Makwetu has given Prasa a qualified audit opinion on its latest annual report and financial statements, saying he is uncertain Prasa can continue as a going concern.

Auditor General: Irregular spend at 'all-time high'

2018-10-08 16:20

Auditor General Kimi Makwetu has called for tighter controls in the financial sector, lamenting high rates of irregular spend.

AG slams Competition Commission over R128m in irregular expenditure

2018-09-25 21:24

Auditor General Kimi Makwetu has said the commission not only incurred millions in irregular expenditure but also exceeded its approved budget.

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