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Development Workshop for e-Learning

The e-learning programme for regularity audit, launched at the beginning of 2014, is nearing completion. At the mentor training, which took place from 6 to10 October, the participants went through the first version to give feedback and prepare the programme for roll-out at the Technical Update.AFROSAI-E gathered a group of 11 regularity auditors from 11 member SAIs in order to review the e-learning programme in detail and suggest improvements. The benefits of having a diverse group of participants from the region are: a feeling of ownership of the final product at several member SAIs and a...

Annual Communication Workshop winds up in Pretoria

Internal communication still poses a huge challenge for many SAIs in the region. This emerged during the annual communication workshop which came to an end on Friday 10 October 2014 after an intensive interaction that lasted five days.This year’s communication workshop whose main theme was internal communication was officially opened by AFROSAI-E’s CEO Mr Wessel Pretorius on 6 October and drew 19 participants from 11 countries.While encouraging the communication experts Mr Pretorius said, “You must strive to be visible internally. The problem with most communication experts is that they lack...

2-Module Performance Audit Course and Weekend Away

AFROSAI-E presented Module 2 of the AFROSAI-E 3-module course in performance auditing from 22 October to 3 October 2014 at St George hotel and conference centre in Pretoria, South Africa.  48 Performance auditors participated in the course, including two auditors from the African Union Commission. The full course covers three modules over a combined period of approximately 9 months with classroom interface with the participants/trainees spread in between the modules. In between the modules, participants work on planning and conducting a performance audit in their SAI, with the outcome...

2014 Annual Human Resource Management Workshop

To promote the progress of professional human resource management within the region, AFROSAI-E hosted its annual human resource update workshop from 22 to 26 September at the St George hotel and conference centre under the theme “Staying Relevant “. 22 Delegates from 13 countries participated in the workshop.The main purpose of this workshop was to equip participants with the required knowledge, skills to contribute to narrowing the gap among the differing systems, procedures and methods of work among the member countries as well as ensure that SAIs operate in accordance to the SAI’s...

AFROSAI-E holds a training workshop for managers responsible for reviewing audit files in Swaziland

During the week of 15 to19 September AFROSAI-E held a workshop to train regularity audit managers at the Office of the Auditor General of Swaziland. The workshop, which was facilitated by Mrs Josephine Mukumba, Mrs Joyce Mbaabu and Mr Ole Schøyen, covered topics of situational leadership, overall considerations for an audit assignment and the five phases of a regularity audit in the Regularity Audit Manual: Pre-Engagement, Strategic Planning, Detailed Planning and Fieldwork, Summary and Conclusion and Reporting.The SAI of Swaziland is currently rolling out its customised version of the Small...

Landmark achievements at the 7th INTOSAI-Donor Steering Committee, Paris

Launch of the SAI Capacity Development Fund, significant interest in capacity development projects under the 2013 Global Call for Proposals, and the OECD became the 22nd donor signatory to the Memorandum of Understanding between INTOSAI and the donor community. The 7th Steering Committee Meeting of the INTOSAI-Donor Cooperation was hosted by the Premier President of the French Court of Accounts, Mr Didier Migaud, on the 16 and 17 September 2014 in Paris, France. In total 70 INTOSAI and donor representatives attended the meeting, which took stock of the achievements of the Cooperation...

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