The Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA) is the supreme audit institution (SAI) of South Africa. It is the only institution that, by law, has to audit and report on how the government is spending the South African taxpayers’ money. This has been the focus of the AGSA as an institution since its inception in 1911. But when our constitution came into effect in 1996, the role and responsibilities of the organization were expanded even more, to enable the institution to fulfil its constitutional mandate.
The AGSA is a “chapter 9” institution, this is because its mandate is outlined in chapter 9 (sections 181 & 188) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa. The AGSA annually produces audit reports on all government departments, public entities, municipalities and public institutions. Over and above these entity-specific reports, the audit outcomes are analyzed in general reports that cover both the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) and Municipal Finance Management Act (MFMA) cycles. In addition, reports on discretionary audits, performance audit, and other special audits are also produced.
As a student, your journey with the AGSA begins when you pass matric. If you are a top-achiever student, who has financial needs, our bursary programme is made for you. We offer bursaries to top achievers to study BCom accounting at any Saica-accredited university to become a CA. Even if you are not funded by us and you are studying towards this degree … we offer exciting programmes to help you get to know our organisation, as the supreme audit institution of South Africa. These include the audit experience programme and the vacation work programme. It doesn’t end there: If you are at your CTA level and have not been signed by any firm, we have an exciting programme called meet and greet that will help you make an informed decision when signing a training contract with us and serving your articles while adding value to the public sector and strengthening our democracy. Because we care about the development of our people, we offer plenty of study support to help you complete your studies so that you are a qualified chartered accountant at the end of your training contract.
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