The 2019/2020 national and provincial departments Audit Outcomes by the AG of South Africa was recently made public.
Provincially, the following audit opinions were announced: five clean audits obtained by:
The office of the premier; provincial legislature, Department of Transport and Community Safety, Provincial Treasury and the Gambling Board.
Departments and entities that moved from qualified to unqualified audit opinions are the departments of Health, social development, sport, arts and culture, public works, roads and infrastructure and Limpopo Economic Development Agency.
Those that that retained unqualified audit opinions are the departments of Agriculture and Rural Development, Limpopo Economic Development Environment and Tourism, Cooperative Government Human Settlement and Traditional affairs, Public Works Roads and Infrastructure, Limpopo Tourism Agency and the Road Agency Limpopo.
“I have said before and I want to reiterate this message loud and clear, our current generation is concerned about the overall governance of the entire Provincial Administration. That is why today, I am pleased to officially welcome the announcement of these Audit Outcomes by the AG for Limpopo. As Provincial Government, we have indeed registered significant audit improvements for the financial year 2019/2021. These improvements are a product of the ongoing oversight work by Executive Council, the Legislature, hard work by Senior Management and all the officials of government. This is indeed a good story to tell. As the province, we don’t have any disclaimer audit opinion, nothing” said Limpopo Premier Stanley Mathabatha.
Mathabatha urged the provincial government administration never to relax and regress.
“Instead, administration is mandated to put more hard work, sustain the clean audit opinions, improve the unqualified opinions to clean audit opinions and move the few qualified departments and entities to clean audit opinions.”