"Only 30% of the auditees had a clean audit status and 15% were either outstanding, disclaimed or had adverse opinions" This is an extract from the Auditor General's report for the 2015-16 financial year: Executive summaryOver the past three years, there has only been a slight improvement in theaudit outcomes. In the period under review 24% of auditees improved, 14%regressed and the majority (62%) remained unchanged. Public entities faredthe best with continuous improvement year on year, but the audit outcomes ofdepartments regressed in 2015-16.It is encouraging that the number of clean audits increased overall from 122in 2013-14 to 152 in 2015-16. However, 13 departments and 19 public entitieslost their clean audit status in 2015-16, which was offset by nine departmentsand 39 public entities that obtained their clean audits during 2015-16. A. Provincial outcome analysisThe provinces with the biggest improvement over the three years were theEastern Cape (36%), KwaZulu-Natal (26%) an...

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