Plans by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation to address the concerns raised by the Auditor-General (AG) in his Audit Report and implementation of appropriate measures to ensure that the problems which were highlighted by the AG do not recur
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF PROVINCES
FOR WRITTEN REPLY
QUESTION NO: 31 (CW61E)
PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO: 3-2013 OF 1 MARCH 2013
MR C J DE BEER (ANC-NC) TO ASK THE MINISTER OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION:
Whether her department has (a) addressed the concerns raised by the Auditor-General (AG) in his audit report and (b) implemented appropriate measures to ensure that the problems which were highlighted by the AG do not recur; if not, (i) why not and (ii) what are her department’s plans in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?
(a) Yes, the concerns raised by Auditor-General are in the process of being addressed by the Department.
(b) The Department has appointed a Task Team to develop and monitor the implementation of the Audit Action Plan to address areas such as:
i. Predetermine objectives;
ii. Errors in the financial statements
iii. Assets management
iv. Compliance with Supply Chain Management policies.
A progress report on the Audit Action Plan is tabled on a quarterly basis to the Audit and Fraud Steering Committee; the Audit Committee; National Treasury; and to the Auditor General in a form of a dashboard report.