The Auditor-General, Kimi Makwetu handed Artscape Theatre Centre its clean audit trophy at the Audit Excellence Awards held at its Century City, Cape Town offices on Monday, 20 February.  This was in recognition of its clean audit findings for the 2016/17 financial year.  The award followed on four previous Clean Audit findings by the Auditor-General making this Artscape’s fifth such finding.

The award was presented by Makwetu to Artscape CEO Marlene le Roux and its CFO Peter Pedlar.

Says Le Roux: “Our President in his State of the Nation address reminded us of the importance of running a clean administration. He also reiterated his intention to root out corruption. Artscape is not immune to these challenges and it is important that we manage our business properly to ensure a clean audit”.

“Achieving a clean audit is a major achievement in government, and although we are a small entity, it boosts the confidence of our stakeholders to keep supporting us”, she added.

Le Roux dedicated the award to all Artscape employees describing herself as “the mere conductor of this incredible orchestra called Artscape” while lauding the main players – the staff- for “hitting the right notes all the time”

“Let us continue to play in harmony and produce the right outcomes,” she pointed out.

Hosted by Western Cape MEC for Finance, Dr Ivan Meyer with Western Cape MEC for Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Mr Anton Bredell as well as the Auditor-General, the ceremony saw a host of local and provincial government departments and entities receiving their excellence awards too. It was the first time that national entities based in the Western Cape such as Artscape were included in the award ceremony. The event was attended by other dignitaries including Western Cape Premier Helen Zille.