Hon Speaker, the ANC is pleased by the recent outcomes of the Auditor-General's report on the Northern Cape provincial government. This is an indication that our provincial government is dedicated to achieving a clean audit. Most government departments and entities received unqualified audits and none of the departments received a disclaimer opinion during the 2012-13 financial year's audit.
The other provinces should follow suit and we have noted the findings of the Auditor-General on the DA-led Western Cape government. The recent reports confirm the ANC's belief that service delivery under the DA has seriously lapsed and is in crisis. [Interjections.] In the Western Cape, even though five out of the 14 provincial departments recorded a clean audit, there were still serious problems listed with most of those five. Of the 12 provincial entities, two of them, namely Cape Nature and the Housing Development Fund, received bad qualified opinions. Over the period 2012-13, the Western Cape's quality of performance reports regressed, leadership stagnated, procurement problems were widespread and management responses were at a snail's pace.
Once again, though, the ANC congratulates Gauteng province, which has achieved eight clean audits and 23 unqualified audits for the 2012-13 financial year. [Applause.] Thank you very much. [Time expired.] [Applause.]