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Research Paper on Integrating Big Data in the Public Sector

With continuous technological advancements, the data created by people, applications and smart machines are exponentially increasing beyond the capabilities of traditional data-processing applications. SAIs are called upon to have a strategic response to data generated and stored by governments and how to use it in analysis. Therefore, SAIs, like most organisations, are facing a big…

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South Africa welcomes new Auditor-General, Ms Tsakani Maluleke

Ms Tsakani Maluleke has been appointed the new Auditor General of South Africa. This is the first time in the SAIs’ 109-year history that this position is held by a woman. Ms Maluleke’s fixed seven-year term started on 1 December 2020. Following a rigorous selection process by a multi-party ad hoc committee and on recommendation…

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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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We are hiring!

We are looking for a dynamic individual to join our Secretariat team as the Manager: Environmental & Sustainability Assurance. The Manager: Environmental & Sustainability Assurance, will be responsible to facilitate and support the implementation of Sustainability and Environmental Audit capacity building interventions/initiatives within SAIs in the AFROSAI-E region. The application closing date is 30 November…

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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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