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By Sapa | Jul 23, 2012 | COMMENTS [ 24 ]

None of the municipalities in Gauteng received clean audit reports - and none of South Africa's Metros

Only 5% of municipalities obtained clean audit reports in the financial year 2011/2012, the auditor-general revealed on Monday.

However, Auditor-General Terence Nombembe said he was excited by the fact that six new municipalities had joined the clean audit category, taking the number to 13.

The municipalities with clean audits were in KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, and the Western Cape.

None of the municipalities in the Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, Northern Cape and North West received clean audit reports.

But Nombembe said almost half (45 percent) obtained unqualified audit reports but with concerns.

These municipalities received unqualified reports after corrections during the audit process.

Among the issues identified as a challenge were procurement, service delivery, and errors in financial information.

None of the country’s metros received clean audits while 13 percent of municipalities did not submit financial statements in time for auditing.

There are currently 343 municipalities in the country.

Nomembe commended municipalities who were putting in an effort to obtain clean audit statements.

“They are moving forward towards the clean audit space by consistently committing to take ownership of municipal performance practices, insisting on adequately qualified staff and effective performance management practices,” said Nombembe.

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............. and the municipal managers are paid a fortune!!!!

Jul 23, 2012 2:23 | 0 replies

ah well, we all know that our municipals have a very very very (century) long way to get it right, the guys (municipals) dont care, knowing that, they commit offences & nothing happens to them, mostly they steal & keep on working & get their salries with bonuses for maladministration.

this guys dont even know the government act but hold high position, they dont even try to upgrade themselves or acquire the necessary knoledge to manage their department effeciently & effectively.

THEY DONT CARE, they ar egauranteed money into the dep accounts.

Jul 23, 2012 3:15 | 0 replies

5% ye ya Clean Audit le yona o kreya ba patetje AG tjotjo.
Last word ko mmaesepaleng etswa go council ene most of them bana ba modimo ga ba tsebe le monyako wa skolo.ke sono mara.

Jul 23, 2012 3:23 | 0 replies

Ok,someone needs to clarify to me why municipal managers are paid more than the president for doing absolutely nothing,because by the looks of things,they are having a ball of a time in their municipalities.
And auditor general,please curb your enthusiasm until all municipalities in SA,receive a clean audit.

Jul 23, 2012 3:28 | 0 replies

don't worry Mr Nombembe the president did his best, whatever the hell that is!

Jul 23, 2012 3:39 | 0 replies

"Among the issues identified as a challenge were procurement, service delivery, and errors in financial information."

Whenever a politician uses the word "challenge", then you know what he actually means is COLLOSAL F***UP!

Jul 23, 2012 3:48 | 0 replies

Let's not fold our hands so nicely guys - remember that every time we vote them back again - we will get more of the SAME DELIVERY - NONE !

Jul 23, 2012 3:53 | 0 replies

“None of the country’s metros received clean audits”

I wonder what Helen Zille has to say about Cape Town "Metro"…..unless if it has been demoted from a “METRO MUNICIPALITY” to a “LOCAL MUNICIPALITY”…..

Jul 23, 2012 4:16 | 0 replies

Bhali - Yeah, because of the supposed 'design' tender. Which turned out wasnt corruption. As according to the PP.

Anyways, people who live in glass houses should shut the f*** up :p

Jul 23, 2012 4:28 | 0 replies

Le ba voutetse so live with the consequences. A go bole go nkge naga yotlhe, that way you'll all chuck out this ANC rubbish and give other parties a chance !

Jul 23, 2012 5:9 | 0 replies

What next??

Jul 23, 2012 7:1 | 0 replies