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Ingonyama Trust Board 3rd Quarter 2014/15 Performance Report

Author: Ms P Ngwenya-Mabila

The Committee was briefed by the Ingonyama Trust Board (ITB) on its third quarter 2014/15 performance and financial report. Apologies were received from the Minister and Deputy Minister. At the outset, Members expressed their dismay that the ITB was reporting from a document that contained different figures to the one sent through to Members earlier, and it was difficult to follow the presentation. Secondly, several commented that the reporting format was problematic, as it did not conform to standard practices nor terminology as used in the Public Finance Management Act. This was something that the Committee had previously pointed out and it again asked it to seek assistance in the reporting format from the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR). The Board was left in no doubt that its professionalism was in doubt when the documents were not checked before being sent to Members and when queries on figures could not be answered up front.

The ITB went through the report and tried to explain the figures and what it had been doing.

 

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