On tabling the 2013/2014 Annual Report at the Council meeting held on 23 January 2015, Executive Mayor Nicolette Botha-Guthrie was pleased to announce that Overstrand's finances have yet again been handed a "clean bill of health".
The local authority’s clean audit status for the past fiscal year was confirmed when Finance Director Santie Reyneke, supported by the Director: Management Services, Desiree Arrison, presented the Mayor with the Auditor-General’s confirmation during the Council meeting on 29 April 2015.
Clearly pleased with this turn of events, Botha-Guthrie extended a special word of thanks to the Audit Committee. In particular, two outgoing members of the committee who have diligently fulfilled their duties during their five-year term of service were singled out, namely Vollie Jacobs and Graham Lawrence.
Lawrence’s career in local government commenced in 1965, of which the last 10 was in service of Overstrand. He commented that he is especially proud of having been part of the team “that brought Overstrand to where it is today – a real winner”.
In recognition of their tremendous contribution towards ensuring that Overstrand remains on the financial “straight and narrow”, each received a small token of appreciation.