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.

Makwetu: Auditors faced threats, intimidation over findings

2019-06-26 17:05

Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu has raised concerns about how his team faced threats and intimidation while conducting their audit work in different municipalities throughout the country.

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.

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.

Parliament: We demand answers on ballooning irregular spend

2018-10-10 20:27

Scopa and SCOA have called for accountability from those failing in their duties, after just 25% of 434 audited government departments and state-owned enterprises received clean audits compared to 34% last year.

Sanral's bumpy road with e-tolls leads to R6bn funding gap

2018-10-03 11:01

After scrambling to find funding to make up for losses of R6bn, Sanral has reportedly started issuing summonses motorists in the province who have defaulted on their toll debt.

Impairment bites PIC in report

2018-10-02 08:30

Auditor General Kimi Makwetu said while he believed that the audit evidence that he obtained was sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for his finding, PIC’s link to BIG was a point of emphasis.

DBSA's financial health steady as it runs tight ship

2018-09-23 16:58

The Development Bank of Southern Africa has had a rocky few years after publicly falling out with previous Eskom leadership on governance challenges.

Auditor General slams North West province's audit performance

2018-06-29 07:42

Auditor General Kimi Makwetu says over the past four financial years, the number of entities with qualified audit opinions in the North West has risen from 19% to 59%.

Speaker Mbete to keep a close eye on Auditor-General death threats

2018-05-31 22:28

National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete says death threats against the office of the Auditor-General are an attempt to undermine the institution's powers and a threat to accountability.


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.

Solly Moeng: Here's how auditors can help rebuild SA

2019-04-24 06:02

Corrupt auditors did substantial damage to the country. The profession as a whole can help fix that, says Solly Moeng.

SA state departments and SOEs waste R2.5bn - AG finds

2018-11-21 21:53

The Auditor-General of South Africa has found R2.5bn fruitless and wasteful expenditure in South African state departments and state-owned entities, and irregular expenditure of R5.1bn for the 2017-'18 financial year.

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 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.

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.

Ramaphosa studying bill to give Auditor General more teeth

2018-09-13 20:48

President Cyril Ramaphosa says he is currently considering the Public Audit Amendment Bill to ensure that it does indeed pass the test of constitutionality.

Loss of AG contract forces KPMG to close four regional offices

2018-06-04 20:15

The auditing firm will be closing four smaller regional offices and retrenching around 400 staff members, in part because of the termination of work it did for the Auditor-General.

Local government is in crisis. How it can be fixed

2018-05-30 09:14

At the moment the Auditor General’s office doesn’t have the power to enforce its recommendations. But that’s about to change, writes Dirk Brand.

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