Only seven out of SA's 237 municipalities received “clean” audit reports, says Auditor-General Terence Nombembe. Ten of the 49 municipal entities in the country received “clean” audit reports.
Nombembe released the consolidated general report on Wednesday, which summarised the audit outcomes of all the country's municipalities and related municipal entities. The report found that there was a marginal improvement in this year's results, “fractionally better than the previous year”.
Municipalities with clean administrations, as measured by the audit reports, were Mpumalanga's Ehlanzeni district municipality, Steve Tshwete and Victor Khanye municipalities, the City of Cape Town, the district municipalities of Metsweding in Gauteng and Frances Baard in Northern Cape and the local municipality of Fetakgomo in Limpopo.
The ten municipal entities that achieved clean audit reports were Amathole Economic Development Agency in the Eastern Cape, Gauteng's Brakpan Bus Company, Erwat, Joburg Property Company, Johannesburg Civic Theatre, Johannesburg Social Housing Company, Lethabong Housing Institute, the Roodepoort Civic Theatre and the Cape Town International Convention Centre and Overstrand Local Economic Development Agency in the Western Cape.
Nombembe said it was worth noting that of the municipalities reported on, 57 had improved on their 2008-09 audit outcomes but that 15 had regressed and 165 remained unchanged, while the audit outcomes of 12 of the 49 municipal entities reported on improved, two regressed and 32 remained unchanged.