As head of the administration, the office of the Municipal Manager is responsible, subject to the policy directions of the council, for the formation and development of an economical, effective, efficient, and accountable administration that is equipped to implement the IDP, operates within the municipality’s performance management system and is responsive to the needs of the local community to participate in municipal affairs.
The Municipal Council resolved to enter into a shared service agreement with the OR Tambo District Municipality for Internal Audit services.
The purpose of internal auditing is to assist the Municipal Council and Management of the Municipality in the effective discharge of their responsibilities as they relate to the Municipality’s policies, internal controls, and management reporting practices. It helps the Municipality accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance process.
In compliance with section 166 of the Municipal Finance Management Act 56 of 2003, the Port St Johns Municipality Audit Committee has been established by the council of Port St Johns Municipality. The committee is established to assist the Council in discharging its duties relating to the safeguarding of assets, the operation of adequate systems, internal controls and control processes, and the preparation of accurate financial reporting and statements in compliance with all applicable legal requirements, corporate governance, and accounting standards.
The Audit Committee’s most important contribution to assuring ethical conduct is its sincere interest in the Municipality’s operations and its advocacy of a high standard of behavior. The Audit Committee seats on a quarterly basis, however, the chairperson shall call any additional meetings deemed necessary, particularly if requested by the Internal and External Auditors and any Audit Committee member.