Alarmingly, of the government's R1.035-trillion budget, only 15% was properly audited, according to the AG report.

Ramabulana stated the major hurdle in public quarter economic management remained the lack of skilled monetary managers in rural areas and smaller provinces. ìlocal government calls for assistance from the private sector in an effort to decorate training projects and alleviate bottlenecks. The shortages are believed to be in the tens of heaps,î he stated. Minister of cooperative governance and traditional affairs (cogta) pravin gordhan in advance this 12 months said categorically that the lack of abilities turned into undermining public sector financial balance. Minister gordhan stated the abilities shortage changed into severe in financial positions at country departmentsí even on the extra simple stage financial positions. ìboth the ag and minister gordhan pressured that too many accounting officers and their groups did not cognizance on simple disciplines of economic and performance control,î said ramabulana. ìit's miles clear that need assistance from particularly there has been a want to installation correctly skilled skilled people to provinces which time and again executed poorly such as the limpopo province and north west province.î

ramabulana said that gauteng and the western cape remained relatively beneficial for audit experts to the detriment of the other provinces. He said the ag and his crew themselves confronted the identical hassle of locating sufficient skilled human beings to work for lengthy intervals of time in provinces far from their families and for decrease salaries. A lack of human beings in key positions turned into the root reason of as a lot as 33% of the auditees with bad audits. ìin spite of all of the challenges confronted via government entities it's miles although superb to observe that a few development is better than none and we agree with that this progressed set of effects is the beginning of an upward fashion of continually achieving easy audits in south africa,î ramabulana concludes.