The Western Cape has, for the fourth consecutive year, produced the best results in the Auditor-General’s report on national and provincial audit outcomes.

According to the report released on Wednesday, the province has 85% clean audits.

Second in line was Gauteng, where the Democratic Alliance governs two major metros, Johannesburg and Tshwane, with 52% clean audits.

DA leader in the Western Cape, Bonginkosi Madikizela, says the DA is proud to be leading the way in clean and transparent governance and will continue to do so.

“We are very proud for the fact that we got 85% clean audits. What is also very concerning is the amount of irregular expenditure which has increased since last year. That is a staggering increase of 55% so that is a major concern for the Democratic Alliance.”