The Office of the Auditor-General handed Artscape Theatre Centre its clean audit trophy at a ceremony on Friday, June 2. This was in recognition of its clean audit findings for the 2015/26 financial year.
The award followed on three previous Clean Audit findings by the Auditor-General, making this Artscape’s fourth such finding. The event was attended by all Artscape staff, a selection of key stakeholders and representatives of the Office of the Auditor-General in the Western Cape.
Presenting the award on behalf of the Office of the Auditor-General, Sharome Adams of the Western Cape office noted that clean audit findings remain rare within the South African government and state owned entities landscape.
“Roughly only about 10% to 20% of institutions (audited) receive clean audits,” Adams pointed out, adding that only a handful receive this finding consistently as in the past four years by Artscape.
In her address to staff Artscape CEO, Marlene le Roux dedicated the award to all employees. “It is only through your dedication and fiduciary obligation as government employees that this clean audit finding, once again, could be realised,” she said.
Le Roux also heaped additional praise on the Finance Department for its commitment to continuously maintain financial expenditure in accordance and compliance to all government acts, procedures and policies including internal control policies as set up.
In his report presented to Parliament in May this year (2017) Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu found that Artscape had complied with applicable legislation regarding financial matters and financial management.