Where do your tax rands go and how can we track the money trail in the public sector? The Auditor General’s report on audit results for local government - released on 1 July 2020 - showed only 8% of municipalities received clean audits. This reveals how vital strong internal controls, appropriately skilled staff and ethical conduct are in ensuring effective service delivery. Natashia Soopal, the Project Director: Public Sector at SAICA, joins Gareth Cliff to emphasise the need to professionalise the public sector finance professionals.

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