Department of Traditional and Local Government Affairs (Vote 11) - Resolution 55/2004 – Weaknesses in Internal Control
Noting: Item 5.3 of the report of the Auditor-General on the financial statements of the Traditional Levies and Trust Accounts, which sets out numerous cases of financial mismanagement and weaknesses in internal control and;
The response of the department in a letter dated 29 September 2004, which details the action taken by the department in attempting to correct these problems;
The House resolves:
1. That the Acting Accounting Officer of the Department of Traditional and Local Government Affairs be urged to investigate each of the cases mentioned in the report of the Auditor-General and where possible take legal action and/or disciplinary action against the individuals concerned.
2. That the MEC for Local Government be requested to bring these problems to the attention of the national Minister of Land Affairs with a request that the national legislation which provides for this system of collection of traditional levies be amended to allow for control of these funds.