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Khaya Sithole: The decline and fall of the South African auditing profession

Its reputation is not being helped at all by the crisis at its independent regulatory body

Kimi Makwetu’s legacy: Auditing as a social and moral contract

As a seasoned professional in the field of auditing, Kimi Makwetu’s characterisation of his trade as more than just a profession was reflective of the alchemy between his sense of public duty and the commitment to professionalism

Q&A Sessions: Kimi Makwetu on when you hear the money ‘crying out for help’

The smoke signal comes from irregular expenditure and over the past seven years, there has been about R1.65-billion of it. Auditor general Kimi Makwetu tells Athandiwe Saba that this is when the squandered money cries for help

Auditor general flags Ithala Bank’s digital deal

The Prudential Authority has given Ithala Bank until June 2021 to submit its application for a banking licence in terms of the Banking Act

Editorial: Municipal disgrace shames us

We will probably hear premiers, a minister or even the president saying they “condemn in the strongest terms” what is happening in municipalities

AG’s report reveals the municipalities where money goes to waste

Municipalities are in complete disarray, with many of them flagged by the auditor-general for deliberate lack of accountability and tolerance for transgressions by political and administrative leadership while billions are squandered.

Audit Act introduces steps to prevent wasteful, unethical ‘loss’ of public money

The lack of accountability and consequences for deviant behaviour by government officials allowed the misuse of taxpayers’ money

We fail children living with disabilities

Despite commendable work and persistent battles, not enough is being done for these learners

Municipalities need youthful leaders

Midvaal mayor Bongani Baloyi shows the value of competent young leaders who prioritise accountability and challenge the status quo

Council officials must explain wastage or pay up

The last full municipal audit, for 2017-2018, showed that unauthorised, irregular, fruitless and wasteful expenditure at municipalities has reached R122-billion

Impossible choices in QwaQwa: What it takes to get water

A broken municipality and a four-year crisis forces residents to consider desperate choices, such as trading sex for water

​How the auditor general plans to get some billions lost to corruption

Irregular expenditure is increasing, but the Auditor General is using more of its powers to get the money back

Urgent measures needed to address the poor state of municipalities

Local government officials must work together with citizens to ensure communities participate in decision-making that affects them

Billions lost in disorganised municipalities

The AG has called for more leadership from municipalities and local government, as his office prepares to get more power to force accountability

Financial state of municipalities has worsened — AG

Although irregular expenditure has decreased slightly in municipalities, most of them were unable to achieve a clean audit

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