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

“We are pleased to announce that of the 13 Western Cape Government departments, 11 received ‘an unqualified opinion with no findings’, or ‘clean audit’, one received an ‘unqualified opinion with findings’, and one received a ‘qualified opinion with findings in the 2018/19 financial year’,” says David Maynier, Western Cape Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities.

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 subject to legal review – and will be heard in court in 2020.

Of the 10 Western Cape Government public entities, seven received an ‘unqualified opinion with no findings – or clean audit – three received an ‘unqualified opinion with findings’, and none received a ‘qualified opinion with findings’ in the 2018/19 financial year.

According to Maynier, 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. “I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all the officials within these departments and entities for their diligent leadership and hard work in delivering this result,” he says in anĀ official statement.

For queries, contact Francine Higham, spokesperson for the Provincial Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, responsible for the Provincial Treasury and the Department of Economic Development and Tourism.

Tel: 021 483 4327

Cell: 071 087 5150

Email: [email protected]

Article written by

Anita Froneman