Only 16% of SA’s municipalities get clean audits, Free State councils ‘should be ashamed’

A mere 16% of the 257 municipalities have received a clean audit for the 2020-21 financial year, whilst 25 municipalities or about 10%, scored disclaimed audit opinions – the worst audit opinion possible. Only Gauteng and the Western Cape did not have any municipalities with disclaimed opinions during this period. Also Read: Municipalities hold their breaths as Auditor-General to release annual audit outcomes Most of the municipalities that repeatedly received disclaimed opinions are in North West. A disclaimed opinion is the worst audit opinion a municipality can receive, as it means that the municipality could not provide auditors with evidence…

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