The following Ministers have submitted apologies for not being able to be here. The first is the Minister in the Presidency: National Planning Commission, who is abroad. The second is the Minister in the Presidency: Performance Monitoring and Evaluation as well as Administration, who has been assigned the responsibility to lead the processes around the deaths at the Marikana mine. The third is the Minister of Women, Children and People with Disabilities, who has experienced a bereavement in her family. Their questions will therefore stand over.
Details relating to target set for municipalities to obtain clean audits and matters relating to municipalities with outstanding audits
63. Prince M M M Zulu (IFP) asked the Minister for Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs:
(1) Whether his department has set the target for all municipalities to obtain clean audits by 2014; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;
(2) whether the 13% of the municipalities with outstanding audits for the past financial year have now been audited; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;
(3) whether he has set any deadlines for these audits to be submitted; if not, why not; if so (a) what steps has he instituted to monitor these municipalities and (b) what are the further relevant details? CO617E