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Independent auditorsí report to the Minister of Public Enterprises    
   
 

Report on the financial statements

We have audited the accompanying annual financial statements and group annual financial statements of Eskom Holdings Limited (Eskom), which comprise here of the directors’ report, the balance sheet and consolidated balance sheet as at 31 March 2008, the income statement and the consolidated income statement, statement of changes in equity and the consolidated statement of changes in equity, the cash flow statement and the consolidated cash flow statement for the year then ended, and a summary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory notes as set out here.

Directors’ responsibility for the financial statements

The company’s directors are responsible for the preparation and fair presentation of these financial statements in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards, and in the manner required by the Public Finance Management Act, (1 of 1999), and the Companies Act of South Africa. This responsibility includes: designing, implementing and maintaining internal control relevant to the preparation and fair presentation of financial statements that are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error; selecting and applying appropriate accounting policies; and making accounting estimates that are reasonable in the circumstances.

Auditors’ responsibility

Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordance with International Standards on Auditing. Those standards require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance whether the financial statements are free from material misstatement.

An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditor’s judgement, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, the auditor considers internal control relevant to the entity’s preparation and fair presentation of the financial statements in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the entity’s internal control. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of accounting estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements.

We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion.

Opinion

In our opinion, the financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the company and of the group as of 31 March 2008 and their financial performance and their cash flows for the year then ended in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards, and in the manner required by the Public Finance Management Act, (1 of 1999), and the Companies Act of South Africa.

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Ahmed Jaffer   Suleman Lockhat
Director: Ahmed Jaffer
Registered Auditor
25 June 2008
  Director: Suleman Lockhat
Registered Auditor
25 June 2008
 
   
 
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