Parliament condemns threats to Auditor-General

2017-12-01 19:54

Parliament's Standing Committee on the Auditor-General, has strongly condemned threats and intimidation directed at staff in the office of the Auditor General of South Africa.

Big bucks for shoddy work

2017-11-05 06:00

Site visits to large infrastructure projects for the departments of basic education, water and sanitation, and public works revealed shocking work that had to be chalked up to irregular expenditure.

State irregular expenditure at R45.6bn - Auditor General

2017-11-01 15:54

Auditor General Kimi Makwetu has released his audit report on SOEs, national and provincial departments, which found a total of R45.6bn in irregular expenditure.

SOE irregular spend: Here are the three worst offenders

2017-10-17 16:59

Auditor-general Kimi Makwetu says Airports Company South Africa, the South African Post Office and the SABC are the top contributors to irregular expenditure by state-owned enterprises.

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.


It's easy enough to get an unqualified audit opinion - AG

2017-11-16 20:14

While the Auditor General says it's not difficult to receive an unqualified audit opinion, less than one in three state departments and entities have done so.

Review of Auditor General’s powers not a ‘small step’ - Makwetu

2017-11-03 06:00

Auditor General Kimi Makwetu said that having a wider mandate would equip his office to refer auditees for investigation, and possibly take legal action against those who have diverted public funds.

11% of government departments may not be able to operate in future - AG

2017-10-17 17:47

Auditor General Kimi Makwetu has revealed in Parliament that 11% of government departments face 'material uncertainty' about their ability to continue operating in future.

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.

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