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S.A tourism receives a qualified audit outcome in 17 years

S.A tourism under serious criticism in parliament for receiving qualified audit

Tourism South Africa has come under serious criticism in parliament for receiving a qualified audit opinion from the Auditor General for the 2020/2021 financial year. It is the first time in 17 years that this has happened.

Members of the Tourism Portfolio Committee wanted the board to explain how this had happened under their watch. The board has accepted responsibility and assured members that they were the ones that called for an investigation once they discovered discrepancies.

South African Tourism is the tourism marketing arm of the South African government. Its mandate is to promote the country domestically and internationally, whether for leisure, business or events tourism. The organisation was doing a relatively good job until the plandemic brought tourism to a complete standstill around the world.

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