Western Cape Government Receives Clean Audit

Siboniso Mawandla | The Republic Mail

The Western Cape has been officially confirmed as the country’s top province in the 2015/16 provincial and local audit outcomes.  Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu awarded the deserving provincial, municipal departments and entities. The province received a 100% clean audit for the 2015-2016 financial year.

The Auditor-General also awarded clean audits to 23 out of the province’s 30 municipalities.

Finance MEC Ivan Meyer says Oudtshoorn and Kannaland are among the municipalities highlighted as problem areas. Meyer adds the Cape has the best performing provincial government for the fourth year in a row.

“Firstly, it means that taxpayers’ money is well spent. Secondly, it means no fraud or corruption. Thirdly, it means service delivery is prioritised through budgeting and implementation and finally, it creates investor and business confidence to create jobs in every town in the Western Cape.”

While not quite a clean sweep municipality wise, 23 out of the province’s 30 municipalities were awarded clean audits. 12 of the province’s 13 departments also achieved clean audits. This is now the 4th year in a row that the Western Cape has led audit outcomes in South Africa. The latest results are also the best results to date.