AG identifies material irregularities in national, provincial spheres of government

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Auditor General, Tsakani Maluleke, says her office has identified 179 material irregularities in the national and provincial spheres of government.

Maluleke says most of the material irregular findings were caused by non- compliance and suspected fraud which resulted in financial losses of up to R12 billion.

She reported that overall, there has been a gradual improvement in the department’s ability to report transparently on their finances over the term of the current administration.

Maluleke was delivering an online presentation of the provincial and national audit outcomes.

“So, we identified no less than a 179/MIs which we’ve identified at a financial losses of up R12 billion. These MIs have led to some interesting outcomes. Principally, we are seeing accounting officers being more responsive, many of them are responding to us with greater urgency and with greater diligence than what they tend to do to audit outcomes normally .”