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The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) seems to have accounting standards that fall far below many of the entities it investigates, with irregular spending of R423m and weak internal controls. The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) seems to have accounting standards that fall far below many of the entities it investigates, with irregular spending of R423m and weak internal controls. So says the standing committee on public accounts (Scopa), which this week tabled in parliament its report on the NPA's financial statements and the auditor-general's (AG) report for the year to end-March 2008. AG Terence Nombembe issued a disclaimer in respect of the financials, suggesting there was insufficient information to form an opinion. He found that the "supply chain environment" did not fully comply with the provisions of the Public Finance Management Act. This resulted in irregular expenditure of R423m. And this, he says, was understated by R86m. T...

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