April 26, 2017

Maluti-A-Phofung gets thumbs up from AG

Job well done ... Maluti-A-Phofung executive mayor Vusi Tshabalala

The office of the Auditor General has commended Maluti-A-Phofung Local Municipality for improving its audit outcome, after it moved from disclaimer to qualified audit opinion for the 2015/2016 financial year. Senior manager in the office of the Auditor General Imra Goosen told a council meeting on Thursday last week that the move indicated the municipality is coming out of the woods and inching closer to attaining unqualified audit opinion before it guns for clean audit. “You have done better than last year. Your audit outcome indicates that your financial statements are fairly presented except for only two material misstatements,” Goosen…

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Gigaba takes charge

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… As Zuma drops Gordhan as finance minister in long expected Cabinet reshuffle One of the ruling ANC party’s rising young leaders, Malusi Gigaba, was last night appointed the country’s new finance minister, replacing Pravin Gordhan, following a cabinet reshuffle by President Jacob Zuma in which several other ministers were axed while others where redeployed. The appointments which were confirmed in a statement released by the presidency just after midnight are expected to bring to an end speculation which spiked over the week resulting in the local currency and the stock market experiencing major shifts. Gordhan’s deputy, Mcebisi Jonas, was…

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SA’s best maths teacher

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Theunissen teacher voted the best in using technology to enhance teaching of mathematics … The Free State province last week picked up one of the most prestigious awards in the annual National Teaching Awards (NTA) after Sara Motsitsi from Reseamohetse Public School in Theunissen was named the country’s best Maths teacher with the aid of technology. Motsitsi scooped the award for Excellence in Teaching Technology – Enhanced Teaching and Learning in Mathematics at the awards ceremony held on Saturday at the at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Johannesburg. She picked up a similar award at the Free State provincial…

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