New APAC Executive Elected

The elective meeting of the Association of Public Accounts Committee (APAC) of South Africa on 31 August 2020 elected Honourable J J Skosana from the Mpumalanga Provincial Legislature as the Chairperson of the Association for the 6th Parliamentary term.

He will lead the Association and Executive Committee consisting of Office-bearers and Members representing Parliament and the respective Provincial Legislatures.

The team of office bearers are as follows:

Chairperson:
Deputy Chairperson:
General Secretary:
Deputy General Secretary:
Treasurer:

Hon J Skosana
Hon G Mtileni
Hon S Khanyile
Hon M Dimaza
Hon L Koloi
(Mpumalanga)
(Limpopo)
(Gauteng)
(Eastern Cape)
(Northern Cape)

In her opening address, the Speaker of the National Assembly, Honourable Thandi Modise, emphasized the critical role of APAC and Public Accounts Committees in Legislatures. She encouraged the Association to vigorously pursue its mandate and conveyed the wish for forging closer cooperation and relations between the Speakers’ Forum of SA and the Association during this term.

Messages of support were shared by the Mr Kimi Makwethu, Auditor-General of South Africa, Ms Nthabiseng Khunou, former Chairperson of APAC, as well as representatives of the Public Service Commission and National Association of Municipal Public Accounts Committees.

The overall purpose of APAC is to create a platform for Public Accounts Committees of SA to pursue common goals and objectives, share experiences and best practices, and work together towards ensuring accountability and sound governance.

At its elective meeting themed ENHANCING PUBLIC FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY THROUGH STRENGTHENED LEADERSHIP INTEGRITY AND PARTNERSHIPS TO GROW SOUTH AFRICA TOGETHER, delegates engaged on a range of topics and agreed on the focus of the Association for the term to be centered on the following:

  • Pre-emptive and Preventative Oversight and Focused Intervention Mechanisms to Enhance Leadership Integrity in Public Accountability.
  • Partnerships for Effective Public Financial Accountability and Development.
  • Strengthened Cooperative Governance for Effective Leadership Integrity in Public Financial Accountability.
  • Coordinated Consequence Management Actions and Measurers for Effective Leadership Integrity in Public Accountability.