Mubesko Africa has developed training material to assist the Councillors and Non- Financial officials to understand the impact of GRAP as well as the impact on the municipal budget. During our training we focussed on giving the Councillors and non-financial officials an understanding of the GRAP annual financial statements and how to interpret these financial statements.
We have presented this training to the following municipalities:
Since the original version of GAMAP was published in 1997 numerous training courses on the subject have been offered by numerous service providers. Very few of these courses have been of any value to municipalities since they were of a theoretical and not a practical nature.
In 2005 Mubesko Africa’s first practical GRAP training solution, based on our experiences in the field of GRAP implementations, was developed. This original course is updated annually to keep track of all the latest developments in the field of GRAP. This practical course was very successfully presented at the following venues attracting many municipalities:
Since we have been part of the GRAP implementation teams at a large number of municipalities we have a thorough understanding of what is required in terms of compliance with GRAP, IPSAS and IFRS.
Mubesko Africa answered the GRAP conversion and GRAP financial statement related queries received from the Auditor-General at all municipalities for which we prepared or assisted with the preparation of the financial statements. This gave us a thorough understanding of what the Auditor-General requires and how they interpret and apply certain Standards of GRAP and also gave us the opportunity to interact with them and thereby giving us the opportunity build a relationship of interactive participation.
The course aims to provide municipalities with the necessary skills to prepare better GRAP financial statements and thereby improving their management letters and audit reports.
Mubesko Africa has presented Supply Chain Management training at the following institutions:
Four of the members of the Mubesko Africa team are associate members of IMFO and are ex-municipal treasurers.
Two of the team members of Mubesko Africa are Chartered Accountants.
One of Mubesko Africa’s team members is a Professional Engineer registered with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA)
One of the members of Mubesko Africa was appointed to the Accounting Standards Board Public Sector Accounting Forum which focuses on GRAP implementation at all levels of Government and which also consists of members from National Treasury, the Accounting Standards Board, SAICA, the Auditor-General and auditing firms.
Mubesko Africa has been or is currently involved in the GRAP implementation process of the following municipalities:
Mubesko Africa has assisted the following municipalities with compilation of GRAP compliant fixed asset registers:
We have also performed or assisted with the infrastructure unbundling and valuation for the following municipalities:
Mubesko Africa has been responsible for implementing MFMA related policies at the following municipalities and municipal entities:
Mubesko Africa has been involved with the implementation of Supply Chain Management procedures at the following municipalities and municipal entities:
Mubesko Africa has been involved with the implementation of the Property Rates Act at the following municipalities:
Mubesko Africa has also presented training on the Property Rates Act on behalf of IMFO for the following regions:
Mubesko Africa has been or is currently involved in the mSCOA implementation process of the following municipalities:
Mubesko Africa has been involved in the implementation of Treasury’s Budget Reforms at the following municipalities:
Mubesko Africa’s team has prepared Service Delivery and Budget Implementation Plans for the following municipalities:
We have assisted various municipalities with the removal of accounting backlogs by using our OPCAR (Operation Clean Audit Report) model for own performance measurement. We are proud that we were able to assist 2 municipalities in the 2008/2009 financial year to change their audit opinions from Disclaimers to Unqualified in the first year we became involved with the municipalities.
Mubesko Africa has prepared fraud prevention plans for the following municipalities:
Mubesko Africa has prepared GRAP compliant standard operating procedures for the accounting departments of the following municipalities:
We have assisted the following municipalities with the filling of temporary vacant positions by Mubesko Africa staff members:
Mubesko Africa was appointed by the Swartland Municipality, funded and on behalf of the Provincial Treasury, to develop a set of financial performance indicators for local government. This tool is being used to identify financial problems and to strategise accordingly. It is currently being implemented by Theewaterskloof Municipality.
Mubesko Africa also evaluated and reported on financial performance for the following municipalities:
Mubesko Africa have skilled Chartered Accountants that assist municipalities with VAT matters. One of our staff members is a member of SAICA’s Southern Region Tax Committee. We provide VAT services to the following municipalities: