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Implementing key internal controls to eliminate undesirable audit outcomes

Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA) facilitates a process of in-year reviews of key controls by management and oversight structures When you read this, my second in a series of candid opinion pieces on public sector governance and clean administration, many elected public representatives will still be settling into their new roles as local government councillors, mayors or senior administrators of their respective municipalities. And I would like to believe that clean administration will b...
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Simplifying audit opinions and findings to enable government leadership to exercise oversight

Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA) is on a drive to help national, provincial and local government improve their control systems and to empower leadership to hold public administrators accountable on financial management and service delivery. In 2007 my office embarked on an intensive drive to reach out, simplify and help make our audit opinions and findings understandable to as many South Africans as possible. Our initiatives have largely included making our audit reports simpler, cleare...
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