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AFRICAN DAWN Annual Report 2016

Audit Committee Report Annual Financial Statements For the year ended 29 February 2016 continued 3. Meetings held by the Audit Committee The audit committee performs the duties laid upon it by Section 94(7) of the Companies Act of 2008 by holding meetings with the key role players on a regular basis and by the unrestricted access granted to the external auditors. Afdawn held four Audit Committee meetings during the period. The attendance of the meetings is set out below: Member / Invitee 2015/03/06 2015/08/26 2015/10/12 2015/12/21 2016/02/22 HH Hickey (Chairman) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes V Lessing Yes Yes Yes Yes A SM Roper Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes EA van Heerden # Yes Yes Yes Yes N/a WJ Groenewald # Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes G Hope # N/a N/a N/a N/a Yes # invitee A Apologies 4. External auditor The Committee nominated Grant Thornton Cape Inc. (“Grant Thornton”) for reappointment as external auditors of Afdawn. The Committee satisfied itself through enquiry that the external auditors, Grant Thornton and Mr Imtiaaz Hashim, the designated auditor, are independent as defined by the Companies Act and as per the standards stipulated by the auditing profession. The Audit Committee in consultation with executive management, agreed to the terms of the engagement. The audit fee for the external audit has been considered and approved for the 2015 financial year end, taking into consideration such factors as the timing of the audit, the extent of the work required and the scope. The Committee approved a non-audit services policy which determines the nature and extent of any non-audit services which Grant Thornton may provide to the company. The policy allows for limited tax and corporate governance advice. 5. Financial statements The committee has evaluated the group financial statements for the year ended 29 February 2016 and, based on the information provided, the committee considers that the group complies in all material respects, with the requirements of the Companies Act, International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and the Listing Requirements of the JSE. The requirements of King III are continuously being assessed and improved on with significant issues resolved. The group substantially complies with the requirements of King III except in respect of those principals highlighted in the corporate governance report. 6. Accounting practices and internal control Based on the available and communicated information, together with discussions with the independent external auditor, the committee is satisfied that there was no material breakdown in the internal accounting controls during the financial year under review. The Committee reviewed the auditor’s management letter and can report that there were no material issues requiring immediate additional attention. The value added issues raised are receiving the appropriate attention to ensure increased effectiveness in all areas of financial and business systems and controls. 7. Financial director Mr. G Hope was appointed as CFO on 11 January 2016. The audit committee has assessed and is satisfied that the Financial Director has the appropriate skill, expertise and experience as required by the JSE Listings Requirements. The committee has also evaluated the financial capability of the finance team and with the assistance of the IFRS consultant believe that the appropriate skill, expertise and experience resides in the financial function. On behalf of the audit committee. HH Hickey Chairman Audit Committee Johannesburg 24 AFRICAN DAWN ANNUAL REPORT 2016


AFRICAN DAWN Annual Report 2016
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