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Provincial audit outcomes

The Auditor General of South Africa has completed the audit for the 2018/19 financial year in the Western Cape.

Of the 13 Western Cape Government departments, 11 received “an unqualified opinion with no findings”, or “clean audit”, 1 received an “unqualified opinion with findings”, and 1 received a “qualified opinion with findings” in the 2018/19 financial year.

Western Cape Government Department

Audit Outcomes

Community Safety

Unqualified with no findings

Cultural Affairs and Sport

Unqualified with no findings

Office of the Premier

Unqualified with no findings

Economic Development and Tourism

Unqualified with no findings

Environmental Affairs and Development Planning

Unqualified with no findings

Health

Unqualified with no findings

Human Settlements

Unqualified with no findings

Local Government

Unqualified with no findings

Provincial Treasury

Unqualified with no findings

Social Development

Unqualified with no findings

Transport and Public Works

Unqualified with no findings

Education

Unqualified with findings

Agriculture

Qualified

The Provincial Treasury secured its 7th consecutive clean audit for 2018/19.

The star performer was the Department of Health who received a “clean audit” for the first time.

The Department of Agriculture remains qualified as a result of a long-standing matter of a technical nature, which is the subject to legal review, and will be heard in court in 2020.

Of the ten Western Cape Government public entities, 7 received an “unqualified opinion with no findings”, or “clean audit”, 3 received an “unqualified opinion with findings”, and none received a “qualified opinion with findings” in the 2018/19 financial year.

Western Cape Government Entity

Audit Outcomes

Government Motor Transport

Unqualified with no findings

Saldanha Bay IDZ Licencing Company

Unqualified with no findings

Western Cape Nature Conservation Board

Unqualified with no findings

Western Cape Tourism, Trade and Investment Promotion Agency

Unqualified with no findings

Western Cape Language Committee

Unqualified with no findings

Western Cape Cultural commission

Unqualified with no findings

Heritage Western Cape

Unqualified with no findings

Western Cape Liquor Authority

Unqualified with findings

Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board

Unqualified with findings

Cassidra

Unqualified with findings

The Western Cape Provincial Parliament received an “unqualified opinion with no findings”, or “clean audit”, for the 2018/19 financial year.

These audit outcomes are the result of a concerted effort to ensure that good governance remains at the heart of what we do in the Western Cape Government.

Click here to view the PFMA 2018-19 Consolidated General Report

Municipal audit outcomes

At 70%, Western Cape municipalities still had the largest number of clean audits when compared to other provinces.

The Municipal Finance Management Act (MFMA) consolidated general reports are based on audit work performed on municipalities and their entities. Its focus is on auditing areas that matter to achieve the country’s sustainable developmental goals and objectives. These focus areas use a majority of public funds and have the greatest impact on the lives of citizens.

2016/17 municipal audit outcomes

Municipal Money is a web tool developed by the National Treasury, which has extensive municipal financial data and audit outcomes. It aims to make this data widely available in order to increase transparency, strengthen civic oversight and promote accountability.