On Tuesday, 01 November 2022, Madame Speaker hosted the Auditor General (AG) of South Africa for a strategic discussion regarding the GPL’s audit outcomes for the 2021/22 financial year. 

In line with Section 58 of the Financial Management of Parliament and Provincial Legislatures Act (FMPPLA) the AG conducted an audit on the GPL’s 2021/22 Annual Report, covering the following areas:

-Annual Financial Statements

-Annual Performance Report

-Compliance with legislation

Upon conclusion of the audit, the following audit opinions were expressed regarding the scope outlined above. (Paragraphs extracted from the audit report) 

Report on the audit of financial statements

2. In my opinion, the financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the Gauteng Provincial Legislature as at 31 March 2022, and its financial performance and cash flows for the year then ended in accordance with the Standards of Generally Recognised Accounting Practice (GRAP) and the requirements of the Financial Management of Parliament and Provincial Legislatures Act 10 of 2009 (FMPPLA).

Report on the performance report

17. I did not find any material findings on the usefulness and reliability of the reported performance information for these programmes:

-Programme 4 – Core Business

Report on the audit of compliance with legislation

21. I did not identify any material findings on compliance with the specific matters in key legislation set out in the general notice issued in terms of the PAA. 

With this outcome, the GPL sustained an Unqualified audit opinion with no material findings – also known as a Clean Audit.