The Auditor-General briefed the Gauteng Standing Committee for Public Accounts on the audit outcomes for government departments in the province for the 2015/2016 financial year. Read the summary or read the full release.

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Generally, SCOPA would like to commend the departments for the overall improvement in their audit outcomes and initiatives by the department of Treasury in providing support to accounting officers and intervening on key areas to improve and maintain the clean audit outcomes.

In departments with unqualified audits, SCOPA is concerned some received findings on matters such as predetermined objectives and compliance with legislation.  There were instances of procurement without competitive bidding and non-compliance with procurement process requirements. Also concerning is that irregular expenditure increased from the previous financial year (up to R6,5-billion). SCOPA will be taking a tougher stance on irregular expenditure – both to investigating it as well as managing the consequences. This will involve sending questions to and convening hearings with the departments and entities who had unqualified audits with material findings. The first hearings will be convened with departments and entities in the social, economic and infrastructure clusters.

The annual report process will conclude when SCOPA table the report in the Legislature before the end of the second term.

Clean audits

Office of the Premier
Gauteng Provincial Legislature
Department of Social Development
Department of e-Government
Gauteng Treasury
Department of Economic Development
Gauteng Tourism Authority
Gauteng Gambling Board
Gauteng Housing Fund
Gauteng Film Commission
Gautrain Management Agency
Dinokeng Trading Entity
Gauteng Partnership Fund
Craddle of Humankind
Gauteng Partnership Fund
Gauteng Infrastructure Financing

Unqualified audits

Human Settlements Affairs
Roads and Transport
Community Safety
Agriculture and Rural Development
Infrastructure Development
Sports, Arts, Culture and Recreation
Gauteng Enterprise Propeller
Cost Recovery Trading Entity
Medical Supplies Depot
Gauteng Growth and Development

Issued by Hon Mbongeni Radebe, Chairperson of SCOPA, Gauteng Provincial Legislature.