Correctional Services spokesman Manelisi Wolela has denied allegations that student leader Mcebo Dla.
The Gauteng MEC for agriculture, conservation and environment Khabisi Mosunkutu has lauded his department for receiving an unqualified audit report.
Mosunkutu said it was due to the hard work of employees in his department that it was given a clean bill of health financially.
This is one of the requirements of good governance which occurred while the department had a 15percent vacancy rate.
He said his department had in compliance with government objectives raised the skills levels by empowering some workers in the environment and administrative sections.
Adult basic education and training was offered to about 60 employes. The department took in interns to supplement the pool of scarce skills.
The department also created a management forum to train a second layer of management to increase its effectiveness. This raised the compliance in equity employment to 60percent.
"We also have 43percent female chief directors, 41percent female directors, 41percent female deputy directors, 46percent female assistant directors and a 53percent female junior management cadre," said Mosunkutu.
The department was also training outsiders and offering bursaries pertaining to its needs to boost its skills.
Mosunkutu said his department had joined in the fight against poverty by providing almost 10000 households with gardening tools, seeds and training.
About 106 food production units, including poultry and vegetable farming, and a further 35 new ones were assisted by the department.
The department's good fortunes were further boosted by an international award, the International Standards Organisation (ISO) for its sterling work in monitoring abattoirs.
"The road towards this international recognition started during the year under review.
"Essentially the award recognises the world-class standards of the inspection work we do in certification," he said.