The ZF Mgcawu District Municipality has a fully functional Internal Audit Unit in accordance with Section 165 (1) of the Municipal Finance Management Act No. 56 of 2003. The primary objective of the Internal Audit Unit is to provide independent, objective assurance in terms of an integrated audit approach and to provide advice and information to Management and the Audit Committee in a cost-effective manner.
The Internal Audit Unit seeks to assist the District Municipality to accomplish its objectives by providing a systematic and disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of Risk Management, control, and governance processes. It is an extension of Management’s control and the Audit Committee’s oversight processes in ensuring the effective implementation of the Policies and good governance. The Internal Audit Unit also reviews and verifies compliance with rules, legislation, regulations, systems, policies, and procedures prescribed by the ZF Mgcawu District Municipality and regulatory authorities. It is an important and integral part of the control system which ensures that necessary controls are in place in the financial and operational activities of the District Municipality.
The ZF Mgcawu District Municipality supports the Internal Audit Unit as an independent appraisal function to examine and evaluate the financial and operational activities of the District Municipality.