The Auditor General has added its nail to the coffin of South Africa. As much as every failed local government should be thrown on hot coals, I’m most interested in the Western Cape.
CLEAN AUDITS NOT SO CLEAN
Yes, the Western Cape got more clean audits than others but the main fact should be that there was an alarming decline.
Whereas 24 out of 30 municipalities received clean audits for 2016/2017, only 12 received that status for 2017/2018 (the results are released one year later i.e. now).
The DA-led Western Cape’s clean audits declined by 50% yet biased outlets such as Primedia issue red herring headlines such as ‘Western Cape has the most clean municipalities in South Africa’.
Keep in mind that there’s no such thing as a ‘clean audit’. It’s just an easy term for us Public to identify with. The standards are so low in South Africa that there’d be none if we were relocated to Sweden. Crime I’ve reported to the Auditor General was simply ignored.
SOUTH AFRICAN AUDIT STANDARDS
1. I fell in a pit toilet – bad audit
2. No toilet paper, had to use my hands – clean audit
6 out of every 10 municipalities in the Western Cape cannot live up to that Number 2 standard.