Auditor-general raises red flag on local government audit outcomes
Tsakane Maluleke says the material irregularity (MI) process continues to have an effect on holding auditees to account where accountability has failed
Of the country’s 257 municipalities, only 38 received a clean audit, from 41 the previous year, highlighting the effect of instability in local government blighted by inadequate skills, cash flow challenges, governance failures and a lack of accountability and consequence management.
Out of the mere 38 clean unqualified audits achieved in the entire country, the DA-run Western Cape led with 21, followed by Northern Cape four, KwaZulu-Natal four, Eastern Cape three, Gauteng two, Limpopo two and Mpumalanga two...
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