Joburg gets second qualified audit

2012-01-26 10:52

Johannesburg - The City of Johannesburg has received its second consecutive qualified audit from the auditor general for the 2010/2011 financial year.

"The bulk of the qualifications raised by the AG concern the city's revenue management system and the consistency of the records used for the billing of customers," city manager Trevor Fowler told media on Thursday.

"Issues raised by the AG are being addressed to ensure we return to a clean audit status."

The city said it was taking steps to strengthen internal control mechanisms, enhance revenue management and improve the consistency of data and records. The period under review related to the previous administration between July 2010 and June 2011.

Fowler said the "revenue roadmap", announced in November, would help improve customer service. Among the interventions already in place was a more "customer-centric" approach to billing and revenue issues, a turnaround plan for the revenue system with deadlines, and an oversight system for senior management.

"The AG's report spells out the areas where we need further improvement," said Fowler.

"I am confident that with the support of residents, ratepayers and other stakeholders, we will soon receive unqualified audit reports."

  • David - 2012-01-26 11:16

    WOW! i am astounded at the brilliant job the ANC lead government has done to legalize the theft of citizens funds. the red tape laid down for any successful prosecution and the reluctance to name and shame the incompetent thieves responsible beggars belief!.

  • Joe - 2012-01-26 11:33

    The funny thing is, Joburg/ Gauteng is seen as the countries financial hub bringing in all the cash plenty of jobs etc, but the Western Cape on the other hand might only bring in 30% or 40% of what Gauteng does but doesn't squander everything, thus better living conditions with the same sort of financial support from your local government (only better)

  • Grant - 2012-01-26 11:52

    In the REAL world, a qualified audit has seriously negative consequences... But not everybody lives there I guess!

  • christian.helberg - 2012-01-26 12:07

    What about all the previous years, have they been resolved? Have millions if not billions of the tax payers money been returned by the thieves, have all the corruption cases in government been resolved? ANC shouldnt expect praise for something that they were elected to do successfully every year. It is like performing your work duties for the first time in years and expecting a bonus, for doing your job!! Lets compare Joburg to Cape Town and then see if you would be so quick to give praise.

  • Ruan - 2012-01-26 12:32

    Go Cape Town!!! Proud to be associated with a city with its eight unqualified audit in a row. Doing a good job DA

      Bob - 2012-01-26 12:47

      With you Ruan, only a matter of time before the DA are in government, happy days for ALL the citizens of this country.

      Bob - 2012-01-26 12:47

      With you Ruan, only a matter of time before the DA are in government, happy days for ALL the citizens of this country.

  • Robsschele - 2012-01-26 12:46

    Almost 18 years in charge of the government and they still can't do the job and fools are still voting for them. The ANC is not a freedom fighter organition anymore that need your support because you feel for them. They are now the government elected by YOU and should deliver service to you without waisting YOUR money.

      Kurt - 2012-01-26 21:23

      what are you doing about it besides complaining!!!

      nkosiab - 2012-03-19 16:16


  • nkosiab - 2012-03-19 16:15


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