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Compliance with laws and regulations in government will fulfil the aspirations of citizens

Compliance with laws and regulations in government will fulfil the aspirations of citizens

In the relentless drive to improve the governance environment within the public sector, and reach the goal of clean audits by 2014, the public sector as a whole has to adopt a zero-tolerance approach to non-compliance with laws and regulations. Such a proactive stance would go a long way in bolstering public confidence in our growing democracy. Public confidence in government is paramount and can only be strengthened if leaders and officials within the public sector carry out their duties leg...
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Demystifying audit opinions

Recently, much interest has been generated around a report of the Department of Science and Technology for the year ended 2010-11. I would like to state right upfront that the audit opinion on this department for the reporting period 2010-11 is and remains financially unqualified with no other matters, thus giving the department a clean audit status. The reports we produce can only be fully understandable if the basic concepts, principles and parameters of the reporting and auditing process a...
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A keen focus on supply chain management by government will help to build confidence in our democracy

In my previous article I singled out supply chain management (SCM), commonly referred to as the tender process in South Africa, as one of the focus areas for national and provincial role players. It is an area across all spheres of government (national, provincial and local) on which citizens are raising major concerns as billions of rands are spent through SCM to procure goods and services.
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