Steps being taken to deal with dept’s unqualified audit by AG, says Lindiwe Sisulu


Tourism Minister Lindiwe Sisulu on Tuesday said steps were being taken to deal with issues raised by the Auditor-General with regard to her department’s annual report and that of its entity, South African Tourism.

The department received an unqualified audit but with matters of emphasis for the 2021/2022 financial year, while SA Tourism was given a qualified audit with findings.

Sisulu and officials from her department and SA Tourism appeared before Parliament’s oversight committee on tourism on Tuesday.

Not a word was said at the meeting about Sisulu’s current stand-off with the Presidency over her comments on South Africa’s Constitution and judiciary during the meeting.

The minister praised the tourism committee for its determination in exercising oversight over her portfolio.

“I am encouraged by your passionate concern to see tourism playing its role in increasing its contribution to the economic growth of our country, increasing its contribution to the GDP, and becoming a driving force behind job creation.”

Sisulu, her director general and the acting chairperson of SA Tourism, advocate Mojanku Gumbi, detailed steps being taken to address concerns raised by the Auditor-General.

“The department and SA Tourism have developed corrective and audit-action plans through which they have started addressing the audit issues brought by the AG and which you raised sharply with us.”

Issues included procurement and supply chain irregularities and R16,500 in tourism COVID relief funds redeemed by people registered as deceased.


In other news – Why Randall Abrahams is leaving Idols SA

Idols SA’s 18th offering will regrettably start without seasoned judges, Unathi Nkayi and Randall Abrahams. This, after the singing competition’s management through M-Net informed the public last Friday that they were letting go of the duo.

Randall Abrahams

The unexpected news came after media revelations that Somizi who was let go a few months ago had found his way back for season 18. Learn More

Check Also

Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp launches new podcast

Advertisements Award-winning media personality Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp has officially launched her new podcast, Boardroom Besties – …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.