The Auditor General of South Africa (AGSA) has completed the audit for the 2019/20 financial year in the Western Cape.
We are pleased to announce that of the 22 provincial departments and entities that received an audit outcome, 21 (96%) of the auditees received an “unqualified” audit outcome on their annual financial statements, while 17 (77%) received a coveted “clean” audit (unqualified with no findings).
One department , the Department of Health, has not been finalised due to a delay by the AGSA as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. They have estimated that the audit results for the Department of Health will be finalised in January 2021.
In the 2019/20 financial year, of the 12 Western Cape Government departments that received audit outcomes, 10 received “an unqualified opinion with no findings”, or “clean audit”, 1 received an “unqualified opinion with findings”, and 1 received a “qualified opinion with findings”.
The Department of Agriculture remains qualified as a result of a long-standing matter of a technical nature. After a Western Cape High court exonerated the department, the Western Cape Government now await the matter to be finally determined by the supreme court of appeal.
|Western Cape Government Department||Audit Outcomes|
|Community Safety||Unqualified with no findings|
|Cultural Affairs and Sport||Unqualified with no findings|
|Office of the Premier||Unqualified with no findings|
|Economic Development and Tourism||Unqualified with no findings|
|Environmental Affairs and Development Planning||Unqualified with no findings|
|Human Settlements||Unqualified with no findings|
|Local Government||Unqualified with no findings|
|Provincial Treasury||Unqualified with no findings|
|Social Development||Unqualified with no findings|
|Transport and Public Works||Unqualified with no findings|
|Education||Unqualified with findings|
Of the 10 Western Cape Government public entities, 7 received an “unqualified opinion with no findings”, or “clean audit”, 3 received an “unqualified opinion with findings”, and none received a “qualified opinion with findings” in the 2019/20 financial year.
|Western Cape Government Entity||Audit Outcomes|
|Government Motor Transport||Unqualified with no findings|
|Saldanha Bay IDZ Licencing Company||Unqualified with no findings|
|Western Cape Nature Conservation Board||Unqualified with no findings|
|Western Cape Liquor Authority||Unqualified with no findings|
|Western Cape Language Committee||Unqualified with no findings|
|Western Cape Cultural Commission||Unqualified with no findings|
|Heritage Western Cape||Unqualified with no findings|
|Western Cape Tourism, Trade and Investment Promotion Agency||Unqualified with findings|
|Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board||Unqualified with findings|
|Cassidra||Unqualified with findings|
And the Western Cape Provincial Parliament received an “unqualified opinion with no findings”, or “clean audit”, for the 2019/20 financial year.
These audit outcomes are the result of a concerted effort by all officials to ensure that good governance and good financial management remain at the heart of what we do in the Western Cape Government.