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Gauteng local government to increase drive towards clean audit

Local government’s progress towards clean audits in Gauteng had a setback, with five of the municipal entities that had achieved clean audits at the Johannesburg Metropolitan Council having regressed to unqualified audit opinions, leaving only two municipal entities with clean audit status in 2011. Also noteworthy is the elimination of the disclaimers of audit opinion that were received in the previous year at the Tshwane Metropolitan Council.
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Free State's high number of Disclaimers a worry

Apart from one dormant entity in the Free State, no municipality or entity received a clean audit in the 2010-11 financial year, revealed the Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA). However, the 23% of municipalities and entities who received unqualified audit opinions are closer to clean audits. Included in the unqualified opinions are all the district municipalities, the Nketoana Local Municipality and some public entities.
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Eastern Cape local government audit results show a mixtrure of stagnation and slight improvement

The audit outcomes of the Eastern Cape local government revealed minimal improvement and general slow progress towards unqualified opinions (with findings or concerns), with the province showing an overall improvement in four of the audit outcomes. Of the 45 municipalities and 10 municipal entities audited by the Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA) in the Eastern Cape, no municipality received the desired clean audit opinion (unqualified without findings).
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