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Gauteng fares poorly in audit

2012-07-24 17:16

Johannesburg - Only 5% of the local government entities in Gauteng received clean audits, the auditor general's report showed on Tuesday.

The report, presented in the premier's office, showed that 71% of municipal entities in Gauteng received unqualified audits with findings.

It also showed that 24% of the province's municipalities received qualified audit reports without findings.

The City of Johannesburg was the only metro in the country to receive a qualified audit opinion in the 2010/2011 financial year.

However, the country's biggest economic hub did show some improvement, with none of the audited entities receiving disclaimers this year - 7% did in the previous financial year.

Premier Nomvula Mokonyane said the provincial government had already taken action to tackle problems identified during the audit process.

This included setting up a forum to address municipal officials and the training of officials.

"I'm sure that Johannesburg will not be in the same situation in the next audit," said Mokonyane.

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Comments
  • ian.d.samson - 2012-07-24 18:50

    What else can anyone expect from an ANC-controlled local government? What are those "qualified audit opinions"? We have a right to see them! In what areas has the CoJ improved?

  • vernon.samuel.7 - 2012-07-24 18:56

    Nomvula Mokonyane just last month stated that she feels that she is happy that she has fulfilled the mandate of the voters. She has already put her positive spin on this audit. How long will she be allowed to run at such levels of incompetence? Even her hairstyles are getting progressively worse each time I see her. I will give her latest one a very dirty audit indeed, with a disclaimer that her hairdresser should be shot.

  • wendy.schneider3 - 2012-07-24 18:59

    and cosato is pointing finger at cape town... morons

  • trevor.roberts.148 - 2012-07-24 19:21

    Considering that the bulk of the Municipalities are run by deployed cadres is anyone suprised by the result of these audits???.

  • sisie.indola - 2012-07-25 07:21

    You know they say this as though they are extremely proud of how they a stuffing up the country - do they really care? I doubt it.

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