Auditor-general reports slightly improved audit results for national and provincial government, but cautious about the slow pace in addressing internal control deficiencies

PRETORIA Were it not for the slow response in addressing audit recommendations aimed at improving internal control systems and eliminating governance risks, the national and provincial governments would have recorded impressive audit results for the 2014-15 financial year, Auditor-General (AG) Kimi Makwetu said today.
Releasing this year's audit outcomes of national and provincial government departments and public entities (auditees), Makwetu said he had observed that management at most auditees (73%) "have been slow to respond to the (audit) recommendations aimed at assisting them to improve key controls and addressing identified risk areas. This contributed to audit outcomes for 2014-15 that only improved slightly since 2013-14".  
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