12/13 WCape depts achieved clean audits - Phumzile Van Damme

DA NS says audit results show that the party's brand of good governance can deliver a better future for SA

DA welcomes outstanding Western Cape audit outcomes

13 August 2015

The Democratic Alliance welcomes the 2014/15 audit outcomes for the Western Cape Government, which show that the DA-governed province is the best-run in South Africa.

These audit results show that the DA brand of good governance can deliver a better future for South Africa. The clean governance that the DA is growing in the Western Cape is a model of what we want to deliver to all of South Africa, when we are elected to govern in more and more places.

100% of Western Cape departments achieved unqualified audits in the 2014/15 financial year, and 12 out of 13 departments achieved clean audits, meaning that they have spent public money directly on the public good. Clean audits show that DA government departments have focussed on improving lives, through spending public money wisely, transparently and accountably.

A clean audit is the most telling measure of good government spending. Clean audits are the very best audit outcome possible.

The DA congratulates the Western Cape Education Department for achieving the first ever Clean Audit by an Education Department in South Africa. This clean audit for Education recognises that the DA government has spent every rand on quality education, and on improving education outcomes.

Getting government spending right is essential in South Africa, at a time when finances are stretched and even President Zuma admits we are facing an economic crisis. The model of clean and transparent government spending in the Western Cape should serve as a template for South Africa.

The DA will deliver these same outcomes to more and more provinces, metros and municipalities, as and when we are elected to govern.

While ANC-governed provinces stumble from disclaimer audits, to tender scandals, to municipalities in and out of administration, the DA will govern for the betterment of people’s lives, for the delivery of excellent services and for the transparency of government finances.

Statement issued by Phumzile Van Damme MP, DA National Spokesperson, August 13 2015