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Auditor-General buoyed by local government leaders whose commitment has resulted in their entities’ improved audit results

PRETORIA – Three municipalities and three municipal entities improved their previous year’s audit outcomes to progress to clean audit opinions in the 2011-12 financial year, while the local government audit results generally regressed in the year under review, Auditor-General (AG) Terence Nombembe announced today.
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AUDITOR-GENERAL OF SOUTH AFRICA’S CLARIFICATION (Democratic Alliance’s request for an investigation into the “use of state resources by the Gupta family”)

PRETORIA - The Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA) can confirm that the Democratic Alliance’s (DA) Member of Parliament (MP) Dianne Kohler Barnard had, on 2 May 2013, requested the AGSA to conduct an investigation into what she termed “the use of state resources by Gupta family”.
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Auditor-General of South Africa explains the unfortunate incident of its stolen computers

The Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA) can confirm that 464 new laptop computers valued at R5,1 million were stolen from its Pretoria headquarters. In the past three months the AGSA has experienced a series of break-ins at its offices in the North West, Mpumalanga and Gauteng where valuable assets including computers were stolen.
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Auditor-General calls on Eastern Cape provincial leadership to take full ownership of the internal control environment as the province’s audit outcomes stagnate

The Eastern Cape government should without delay implement and rigorously enforce action plans to arrest the tide which is currently sweeping the province further away from the goal of achieving clean administration by 2014. These action plans, Auditor-General (AG) Terence Nombembe says, should include addressing leadership stability, ensuring adequate and vigorous monitoring of internal controls, proper resourcing and the production of monthly information that is credible.
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