Over the last five years 149 municipalities have improved while only 39 have regressed.— Kimi Makwetu, Auditor-General
The Money Show's Bruce Whitfield interviewed Kimi Makwetu, South Africa’s Auditor-General.
Makwetu released local government audit results for the financial year 2014-15 on Wednesday.
The Western Cape has the highest proportion (73%) of municipalities with clean audits.
Gauteng (33%) came in second followed by KwaZulu-Natal (30%).
Five years ago only 13 municipalities received clean audits.
This number has since increased to 54.
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Many municipalities are taking our recommendations seriously.— Kimi Makwetu, Auditor-General
To get a clean audit your financial statements must be accurately recorded. The mechanisms by which you buy goods and services must be in the open.— Kimi Makwetu, Auditor-General
There’s a huge difference between the Western Cape and other provinces.— Kimi Makwetu, Auditor-General
The Western Cape looked diligently at each municipality.— Kimi Makwetu, Auditor-General
You need competent and qualified people.— Kimi Makwetu, Auditor-General
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