AG beef-up long overdue, former employee says

2018-03-09 19:55

A former official at the office of the auditor general says while there are risks in giving the office more responsibilities, SA faces a much greater risk if mismanagement of state entities continues.

Auditor general soon to get greater powers to fight wasteful spend

2018-02-19 13:09

The auditor general should get “more teeth” to deal decisively with those wasting taxpayer money, according to ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu.

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.

Denel tables incorrect audit report

2017-10-04 12:14

The auditor general's office has asked auditing firm SizweNtsalubaGobodo to change its clean audit opinion on state arms manufacturer Denel, after irregular expenditure has come to light.

‘Private auditors compromised by profit motive’

2017-08-20 06:01

The chairperson of Parliament’s standing committee on public accounts, Themba Godi, has taken a swipe at private audit firms for prioritising profits over public good when auditing public institutions.

Irregular expenditure in municipalities balloons to over R16bn - AG

2017-06-22 11:38

Deviation from supply chain management regulations has resulted in irregular expenditure rising over 59% to R16.81bn, according to the local government audit outcomes report.

Lack of compliance by worst performing municipalities

2017-06-21 19:45

Municipalities in the North West, Northern Cape and Free State remain the poorest performing in terms of audit outcomes, the auditor general report has revealed.

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.

Only one SOE achieves clean audit

2016-11-17 19:16

Of the 10 major public entities audited by the Auditor General South Africa, only one received a clean audit opinion.

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.


SAA as going concern doubtful – AG report

2018-03-08 17:55

In a report submitted to Parliament, Auditor General Kimi Makwetu has flagged SAA's ability to continue as an ongoing concern.

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.

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.

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.

Infographic: Best and worst performing municipalities

2017-06-25 10:20

The Auditor General's latest local government report showed that 49 municipalities received clean audits, however 25 received disclaimed opinions.

Municipalities lack accountability for finances - AG

2017-06-22 05:00

Municipalities have consistently displayed a lack of accountability in managing their finances, warns the auditor general.

Only nine new municipalities out of 263 achieved clean audits - AG report

2017-06-21 11:12

The latest auditor general report shows little improvement in municipalities' audit outcomes, with 14 municipalities losing their clean audit opinions.

e-Tender portal could help save on irregular expenditure - analyst

2016-11-20 16:12

Introducing control measures for the supply chain management by public entities could help reduce irregular and fruitless and wasteful expenditure.

Post Office's late financials a concern - AG

2016-11-17 17:24

The loss-making Post Office is one of two public entities which received a qualified audit opinion for the year 2015/16.

Irregular govt spend balloons to over R46bn

2016-11-16 18:50

Irregular expenditure by government departments and public entities has soared by nearly 40% over the past three years, the auditor general has revealed.

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