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Tsakani Maluleke, auditor general
Audit: Irregular expenditure decreases in national and provincial governmentArticle

The audit outcomes for national and provincial government shows that Irregular expenditure reported in the 2019-2020 financial year has decreased to R54.34bn from the R66.90bn in the previous year...

1 Apr 2021

Call for Prasa board to improve performance
Call for Prasa board to improve performanceArticle

The Portfolio Committee on Transport has called on the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa board to double efforts to ensure trains get back on the rail...

18 Nov 2020

Business must band together to support infrastructure development and better service delivery
Business must band together to support infrastructure development and better service deliveryArticle

Municipalities are the most basic units of government. Tasked with providing basic services and fostering development in the regions they control, they have the challenging role of mobilising their economic resources and using them to improve the lives of all citizens by providing basic services necessary for good health, well-being and human dignity...

Issued by SAICA 12 Nov 2020

Is South Africa suffering a crisis of ethics?
Is South Africa suffering a crisis of ethics?Article

Integrity, objectivity and independence. These are the cornerstones or pillars of ethical conduct in any and every professional sector. When looking closer at South Africa's professional sector, both public and private, have these pillars been applied? Have they been consistent practical guidelines for ethical conduct and practice? Are we edging towards a slippery slope of disregard for any form of ethicality or have we already slipped into a crisis?

Nomathamsanqa Ashom 10 Nov 2020

Julius Mojapelo, senior executive: public sector, Saica
AG invokes additional powers to curb public sector financial mismanagementArticle

In his 2018-19 report on the audit outcomes for national and provincial government, the auditor general (AG), Kimi Makwetu, attributes the failure to improve the state of public finances to, "those charged with governance being slow to implement, or totally disregarding, audit recommendations made by the AG office"...

22 Nov 2019

Julian Herzog via
SAA may not be able to pay November salariesArticle

Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan's announcement that SAA may not be able to pay workers' salaries at the end of November, comes as a shocker to SAA employees and taxpayers alike...

22 Nov 2019

Thuthuka and KZN Provincial Treasury: A study in success
Thuthuka and KZN Provincial Treasury: A study in successArticle

An exciting partnership between the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) and the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Treasury has had far-reaching results, entrenching a culture of accountability in the department while creating opportunities for the province's youth...

Lisa Witepski, Issued by SAICA 4 Nov 2019

Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu
Audit shows sorry state of municipalities' financesArticle

The large majority of the country's municipalities are in a worse financial state than ever before, with only 18 of the 257 getting clean audits for 2017/18...

27 Jun 2019

SAA settles Comair dispute
SAA settles Comair disputeArticle

South African Airways (SAA) has reached a settlement with Comair following a protracted legal battle, saying it paves the way for the airline to reach financial sustainability...

18 Feb 2019

New law will give the Auditor-General the 'right to act', but will it be enough?
New law will give the Auditor-General the 'right to act', but will it be enough?Article

The Public Audit Amendment Bill will change the DNA of the Auditor-General and help curb poor financial management, but better public sector education is also key, said panellists at an event at the UCT Graduate School of Business...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 23 Nov 2018

President in final stages of considering bills
President in final stages of considering billsArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa is in the final stages of considering all bills passed by Parliament and referred to him for signing into law, his office said on Thursday...

16 Nov 2018

R500m to recruit health professionals, buy beds and linen
R500m to recruit health professionals, buy beds and linenArticle

Government will reprioritise funds to make R350m available to recruit new health professionals, says Finance Minister Tito Mboweni...

25 Oct 2018

Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu
Parliamentary push to give the auditor-general more biteArticle

A parliamentary committee that is tasked with overseeing the Office of the Auditor-General has approved an amendment to legislation that will give the AG's office more teeth...

24 May 2018

Nhlanhla Nene, minister of finance. Photo: The South African
VAT review report due next monthArticle

The panel established to review a list off zero-rated food products will submit its report next month, said Finance Minister, Nhlanhla Nene, when he tabled the Treasury's budget vote at the National Assembly.

22 May 2018

Auditor-general takes dim view of transport entities
Auditor-general takes dim view of transport entitiesArticle

Auditor-general Kimi Makwetu's office has presented a damning picture of Department of Transport entities including the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral)...

5 May 2017

Using quantity surveyors on projects could prevent corruption
Using quantity surveyors on projects could prevent corruptionArticle

According to the National Budget 2017, government will spend over R50bn to fund national and provincial economic infrastructure requirements...

1 Mar 2017

Properly trained financial managers are key to municipal stability
Properly trained financial managers are key to municipal stabilityArticle

The AG's recommendations need to be implemented to improve public sector and municipal financial management...

5 Aug 2016

Financial knowledge can be a game-changer in business and in government
Financial knowledge can be a game-changer in business and in governmentArticle

The GSB Finance for Non-Financial Managers programme, beginning in March, will give participants the tools to analyse cost behaviour and financial performance, and participate in creating a financial plan...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 10 Feb 2015

Finance is about understanding numbers
Finance is about understanding numbersArticle

"Finance is not only about numbers - it is also about understanding those numbers," says head of the College of Accounting at the University of Cape Town, Professor Mark Graham...

16 Jan 2015

AG's provincial audit results in numbers
AG's provincial audit results in numbersArticle

Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu says provincial governments showed a lot of improvement in this year's audit cycle compared to the 2012/13 financial year...

27 Nov 2014

Salga welcomes improvements in audit outcomes
Salga welcomes improvements in audit outcomesArticle

PRETORIA: The South African Local Government Association (Salga) has welcomed the Auditor General's audit results of the country's municipalities for the financial year 2012/13.

31 Jul 2014

City staff blamed for bad books
City staff blamed for bad booksArticle

Joburg's council employees are likely to take plenty of flak for what is expected to be yet another dismal audit outcome for the city.

Olebogeng Molatlhwa 7 Jan 2014

CAs concerned about Maths education
CAs concerned about Maths educationArticle

According to a PPS survey of more than 420 South African chartered accountants (CAs(SA)), 93% of the respondents are concerned about the lack of mathematics graduates in South Africa.

19 Dec 2013

Gordhan says irregular spending tops R28bn
Gordhan says irregular spending tops R28bnArticle

Irregular spending by government departments and entities has shot up by more than R17bn in the past three years, according to Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

20 Nov 2013

SALGA to help improve municipalities
SALGA to help improve municipalitiesArticle

Improving the audit outcomes in municipalities is top on the South African Local Government Association's agenda.

16 Aug 2013

Municipalities 'stagnating': ReportArticle

The Consolidated General Report on the Local Government Audit Outcomes of 2011/12 has revealed a picture of stagnation.

14 Aug 2013

Guidance papers issued by Public Sector Audit Committee Forum
Guidance papers issued by Public Sector Audit Committee ForumArticle

The Public Sector Audit Committee Forum (PSACF)[1] has released four guidance papers concerning certain responsibilities of public sector audit committees.

26 Jun 2013

More black public sector auditors needed
More black public sector auditors neededArticle

The results of the 2012 Public Practice Examination (PPE), the final assessment of professional competence for candidates wishing to become registered auditors (RA) or chartered accountants (CA)(SA), revealed an improved pass rate of 76% from the previous year (2011: 74%); however there remains much room for greater inclusivity within the profession.

19 Apr 2013

Ministers note AG report
Ministers note AG reportArticle

Minister in the Presidency for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME), Collins Chabane and Public Service and Administration Minister Lindiwe Sisulu have noted the release of the Auditor General's report.

13 Mar 2013

Clean audits a rarityArticle

Only 117 out of a total 536 audited government entities received a clean audit, showing slow progress towards a total clean administration. However, the office of the Auditor General is apparently pleased at measures taken by government to bolster public service governance.

13 Mar 2013

Monitoring, evaluation improves service delivery
Monitoring, evaluation improves service deliveryArticle

PRETORIA: The Ministry for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation has, since its establishment, introduced a range of performance monitoring and evaluation practices that have made government effective, President Jacob Zuma said.

9 Nov 2012

The high delivery cost of deploying cadresArticle

Former co-operative governance minister Sicelo Shiceka, as imperfect as he was, left perhaps his bravest legacy in the Municipal Systems Amendment Act, also known as the "cadre bill". Shiceka seemed to understand how cadre deployment undermined capacity.

Karen Heese* and Kevin Allan 8 Aug 2012

Gauteng commits to better audit outcomesArticle

Gauteng will work hard to ensure better audit outcomes in the future, Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane said on Tuesday, 24 July 2012.

25 Jul 2012

Province helping to capacitate municipalities - Zille
Province helping to capacitate municipalities - ZilleArticle

The Western Cape has put in place various programmes to assist municipalities to improve their performance, the province's Premier Helen Zille said on Monday.

24 Jul 2012

Auditing training 'to assist municipalities'
Auditing training 'to assist municipalities'Article

The Local Government Sector Education and Training Authority has committed R3,9m to help fund auditing training for municipalities, to be provided by the Institute of Internal Auditors SA (IIA SA).

10 Jul 2012

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