African Organisation of English-speaking Supreme Audit Institutions

Posts by Afrosai-e

Pocket Guide for SAIs – Considerations for Responses to Disasters

The Pocket Guide is pitched at a strategic level with an objective to give strategic level guidance to SAIs on considerations to be taken, when preparing and responding to disaster situations throughout the three phases of a disaster cycle. It goes on to give prominence to some fundamental audit practices such as remote auditing and…

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AFROSAI-E region mourns the loss of Mr Kimi Makwetu

We are deeply saddened by the news that the outgoing Auditor General of South Africa, Mr Thembekile Kimi Makwetu, passed away on 11 November 2020. The tragic news comes two weeks before his term as Auditor General was set to conclude. Mr Makwetu, who was recently appointed to the United Nations Independent Audit Advisory Committee,…

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SAI Botswana issues first summarised Audit Report for citizens

The SAI of Botswana recently released their first summarised audit report for citizens. The report contains highlights of the Auditor General’s Report of 2019, as graphic representations and easy to read summarised information on key findings. Citizens have the right to know in simple terms how government operates, including how it utilises public funds for…

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Asking the right questions – An API white paper on the questions government needs to ask for effective professional capacity building

The African Professionalisation Initiative (API) has today published a white paper to guide governments and other key stakeholders who are embarking on the journey of professionalisation. The API is working to grow the number of professional accountants and auditors across the African public sector. The API’s approach is centred on developing and enhancing key competencies…

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2nd WGISAM meeting focused on supporting remote audit office

The second meeting of the AFROSAI-E Working Group for Information System Audit and Management was held online, with the theme ‘Supporting a remote Audit Office’, during the last week of September. During the meeting, members deliberated and adopted a Terms of Reference for the Working Group. To effectively implement its objectives, the working group formed…

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Collaborative initiative to strengthen regional HR capacity in PASAI

The PASAI regional working group, is collaborating with the Swedish National Audit Office (SNAO) and AFROSAI-E to deliver an online Human Resource Management training programme. The programme kicked off in August and will conclude in December 2020. Through this training and with technical support from the SNAO and AFROSAI-E team, SAIs in the Pacific region…

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IFAC Virtual Global Summit: The Anticipatory Accountant

What if today we could know the events and forces that will shape our profession? What if we could design learning and development programmes to not only prepare accountants for today’s challenges but also to anticipate tomorrow’s challenges? From 16 – 19 November 2020, IFAC will explore these questions at its virtual global summit, The Anticipatory…

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