African Organisation of English-speaking Supreme Audit Institutions

WE ARE AFROSAI-E

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BACKGROUND

Making a Difference in the Performance of SAIs

AFROSAI-E is a member-based institution with 26 Auditors-General from English-speaking African countries making up our Governing Board. The organization was established in 2005 with the shared vision to make a difference in the performance of our member Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs). Through our Executive Secretariat, which is hosted by the Auditor-General of South Africa, members are empowered to optimise their audit performance to comply with the INTOSAI Standards for Supreme Audit Institutions (ISSAIs) and to strengthen their institutional capacity to effectively implement their mandate.

OUR MISSION

AFROSAI-E is, through innovation, committed to cooperate with and support its member SAIs to enhance their institutional capacity to successfully fulfil their audit mandates, thereby making a difference to the lives of citizens.

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OUR JOURNEY

1988 Organisation Inception

2005 Formally Established

  • Adopted by 23 member SAIs
  • SADCOSAI incorporated into AFROSAI-E

2007 The Work Begins

Started focusing on assisting SAIs to achieve 6 strategic imperatives:

  1. Obtain as great a level of independence as possible
  2. Improve information technology infrastructure
  3. Apply best practices in HR management
  4. Exercise quality control over audit services
  5. Promote performance auditing in the region
  6. Improve communication & relationships with stakeholders

GOAL: Help SAIs to reach level 3 on the ICBF by the end of 2014.

TODAY

AFROSAI-E consists of 24 English and 2 Portuguese SAIs.

For more information, refer to our Statutes or Integrated Annual Reports

 

CORPORATE PLAN

Taking Action from 2015 to 2019

The AFROSAI-E Corporate Plan presents, among other things, a risk assessment that points out various areas of risk to the achievement of the organisation’s strategic imperatives, as well as a Sustainability Plan.

Strategic Imperatives:

  • 1

    Professionalising public sector
    auditing and accounting

  • 2

    Being a credible voice for
    beneficial change

  • 3

    Turning leadership from
    capacity into capability

  • 4

    Turning leadership from capacity
    into capability

For more information, refer to our Corporate Plan 2015-19 publication

 

ICBF

Institutional Capacity Building Framework

In responding to the changes, pressures and challenges in the public sector, SAIs should continuously develop their professional and institutional capacity to discharge the requirements of their mandates in the most efficient and effective way. One of the methods used to measure capabilities of SAIs is the AFROSAI-E Institutional Capacity Building Framework (ICBF) – developed to support the formulation of goals and objectives and to direct the SAI’s activities.

5 Development Levels of the ICBF

  • 1

    The Founding Level
  • 2

    The Development Level
  • 3

    The Established Level
  • 4

    The Managed Level
  • 5

    The Optimised Level

5 Development Areas in the ICBF

What is covers

Independence as formulated in the Lima Declaration (ISSAI 1) and the Mexico Declaration (ISSAI 10)

What it Includes


  • Constitutional/legal
    framework

  • Financial & managerial
    /administrative autonomy

  • Independence of the
    Head of SAI and staff

Audit mandate and discretion to discharge its function with access to information

Publish and disseminate audit reports with direct submission of reports to Parliament

SAI reports on own activities and use of resources and audited by independent external auditor

ORGANISATION

International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions in Africa

AFROSAI-E is the English language subgroup of AFROSAI, the African branch of the International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions. AFROSAI-E performs an enabling role in the region by sharing information with its members and supporting them towards the better performance of their mandates.

WHAT we do

  • We create opportunities for our members to share their knowledge and experiences with each other.
  • We hold targeted in-country initiatives to train, support and capacitate members on specific focus areas.
  • We hold regional and sub-regional training workshops on specific audit and institutional focus areas.
  • We research and develop technical guidance manuals, handbooks, working papers and e-learning programmes.
  • We support members to annually assess their own development needs through our Institutional Capacity Building Framework (ICBF) Self-Assessment survey.
  • We establish country and regional quality assurance practices and conduct tri-annual quality assurance reviews to monitor compliance with the ISSAIs.

HOW we do it

  • With the outstanding support of our members that make expert resources available for training interventions across the region.
  • With the incredible support from our institutional partners, not just in terms of funding, but also in terms of making expert resources available for specific interventions and to develop materials and guidelines.
  • With a dedicated Secretariat team of highly skilled resources.

WHY we do it

We want to support our members to ensure their governments can account for the public money they spend. Ultimately our goal is to improve the lives of citizens in our member countries by strengthening governance processes for good public financial management.

Our Donors and Partners

It is gratefully acknowledged that the achievement and aspiration of AFROSAI-E would not be possible without the encouragement and ongoing support of other international institutions.

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  • Audit
    Subcommittee


  • Human Resources
    Subcommittee


  • Finance
    Subcommittee


  • Capacity Building
    Subcommittee

The AFROSAI-E Leadership Structure

Our Governing Board consists of the heads of the 26 member SAIs and is the supreme authority. The Board members meet annually, and each Auditor-General is assigned to serve on one of the four oversight subcommittees:

AFROSAI-E Governance Structure

Gboard

Responsibilities

What it Includes


  • Attend events and meetings
    as required

  • Apply quality assurance
    processes

  • Pay annual membership fees

Actively participate in activities of AFROSAI-E

Provide Secretariat with information as required

Share professional and technical information

Use products developed by AFROSAI-E

Share and use regional subject matter experts

Commit to high level of technical advancement

Commit to high level of management practices

EXECUTIVE SECRETARIAT

Committed to the Cause, Passionate about People

The Auditor-General of South Africa hosts the Executive Secretariat of AFROSAI-E. The Secretariat is subject to the laws of South Africa and is furthermore governed by the Statutes and Regulations. The employment arrangements of the Secretariat personnel consist of a mixture of staff seconded from other SAIs, staff appointed and funded directly by AFROSAI-E and staff funded by the AGSA (as shown below).

Secretariat

  • Meisie Nkau

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • +27 (0)10 286 0104
    Ext: 118
  • meisie@afrosai-e.org.za
  • Wynand Wentzel

  • Executive Officer
  • +27 (0)10 286 0104
    Ext: 119
  • wynand@afrosai-e.org.za
  • Anashree Chetty

  • Personal Assistant
  • +27 (0)10 286 0104
    Ext: 100
  • anashree@afrosai-e.org.za

Finance

  • Rod Francis

  • Mngr. Finance & Admin.
  • +27 (0)10 286 0104
    Ext: 113
  • rod@afrosai-e.org.za
  • Prisca Mathebula

  • Finance Administrator
  • +27 (0)10 286 0104
    Ext: 116
  • prisca@afrosai-e.org.za
  • Bernadene Rautenbach

  • Events Manager
  • +27 (0)10 286 0104
    Ext: 102
  • bernadene@afrosai-e.org.za
  • Tryphina Mtshweni

  • Office Support
  • +27 (0)10 286 0104

Regularity Audit

  • Josephine Mukomba

  • Sr. Mngr. Tech. Development
  • +27 (0)10 286 0104
    Ext: 109
  • josephine@afrosai-e.org.za
  • Edmond Shoko

  • Mngr. Regularity Audit
  • +27 (0)10 286 0104
    Ext: 105
  • edmond@afrosai-e.org.za
  • Nonhlanhla Ndaba

  • Mngr. Regularity Audit
  • +27 (0)10 286 0104
    Ext: 115
  • nonhlanhla@afrosai-e.org.za
  • Fredrick Bobo

  • Mngr. I.T Audit
  • +27 (0)10 286 0104
    Ext: 107
  • fredrickb@afrosai-e.org.za
  • Hanne Nordrehaug

  • Mngr. I.T Audit
  • +27 (0)10 286 0104
    Ext: 106
  • hanne@afrosai-e.org.za
  • Nikeziwe Khanyile

  • Assistant Mngr. Regularity Audit
  • +27 (0)10 286 0104
    Ext: 114
  • nikeziwe@afrosai-e.org.za

Performance Audit

  • Christina Sand

  • Senior Mngr. Performance Audit
  • +27 (0)10 286 0104
    Ext: 104
  • christina@afrosai-e.org.za
  • Joshua Asiimwe

  • Mngr. Performance Audit
  • +27 (0)10 286 0104
    Ext: 110
  • joshua@afrosai-e.org.za
  • Melissa Reddy

  • Mngr. Sustainability Assurance
  • +27 (0)10 286 0104
    Ext: 121
  • melissa@afrosai-e.org.za

Inst. Strengthening

  • Gorden Kandoro

  • Snr. Mngr. Inst. Strengthening
    & Capacity Building
  • +27 (0)10 286 0104 Ext: 108
  • gorden@afrosai-e.org.za
  • Marianna van Niekerk

  • Mngr. HR, Org. & Leadership Development
  • +27 (0)10 286 0104 Ext: 111
  • marianna@afrosai-e.org.za
  • Cynthia Mangaba

  • Mngr. Monitoring and Evaluation
  • +27 (0)10 286 0104 Ext: 117
  • cynthia@afrosai-e.org.za

Professionalisation

  • Bruce Vivian

  • Senior Mngr. Professionalisation
  • +27 (0)10 286 0104
    Ext: 103
  • bruce@afrosai-e.org.za
  • Neo Hlatshwayo

  • Mngr: Professionalisation
  • +27 (0) 10 286 0104
  • neo@afrosai-e.org.za

Communication

  • Annerie Pretorius

  • Senior Mngr. Communication
  • +27 (0)10 286 0104
    Ext: 101
  • annerie@afrosai-e.org.za
  • Marlise Finaughty

  • Operations Specialist
  • +27 (0)10 286 0104
    Ext: 112
  • marlise@afrosai-e.org.za

CODE OF CONDUCT

A Roadmap for Ethical Business Practise

The Code of Conduct puts AFROSAI-E’s values into practice and determines and guides the way in which members employed by AFROSAI-E as well as members performing work on behalf of AFROSAI-E, should conduct themselves.

This Code of Conduct has been in effect as of 14 April 2018.

For more information, refer to the 2018 Code of Conduct