Responsibilities of directors for annual financial statements

FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2016

The directors of Murray & Roberts Holdings Limited (“Company”) and Murray & Roberts Holdings Limited and its subsidiaries (“Group”) are responsible for the preparation of the annual financial statements that fairly present the state of affairs of the Company and the Group at the end of the financial year and of the profit or loss and cash flows for that year in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”) and per the requirements of the Companies Act 71 of 2008 (“Companies Act”). The directors of the Company are responsible for the maintenance of adequate accounting records and the preparation and integrity of the annual financial statements and related information.

To enable directors to meet these responsibilities:

a) The Board and management set standards and management implement systems of internal controls, accounting and information systems; and
b) The Audit & Sustainability Committee recommends Group accounting policies and monitors these accounting policies.

The directors are responsible for the systems of internal control. These are designed to provide reasonable, but not absolute assurance as to the reliability of the annual financial statements and to adequately safeguard, verify and maintain accountability of assets, and to prevent and detect material misstatements and loss. The systems are implemented and monitored by suitably trained personnel with appropriate segregation of authority and duties.

The internal audit function is led by the Group internal audit executive and comprises both internal employees and resources from KPMG. It serves management and the Board by performing an independent evaluation of the adequacy and effectiveness of risk management, internal controls, financial reporting mechanisms and records, information systems and operations, safeguarding of assets and adherence to laws and regulations.

The Group continues to address any control weaknesses which are identified, however, the Group’s system of internal controls continues to provide a basis for the preparation of reliable annual financial statements in all material aspects.

The annual financial statements have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards, the SAICA Financial Reporting guides as issued by the Accounting Practices Committee and the Financial Pronouncements as issued by the Financial Reporting Standards Council and the requirements of the Companies Act, No. 71 of 2008 and are based on appropriate accounting policies, supported by reasonable judgements. These accounting policies have been applied consistently compared to the prior year except for the adoption of new or revised accounting standards as set out in note 46. The annual financial statements have been compiled under the supervision of AJ Bester (CA)SA, (Group financial director) and have been audited in terms of Section 29(1) of the Companies Act of South Africa.

The directors are of the opinion that the Company and the Group have adequate resources to continue in operation for the foreseeable future based on forecasts and available cash resources and accordingly the annual financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis.

It is the responsibility of the external auditors to express an opinion on the consolidated and separate annual financial statements. For their unmodified report to the shareholders of the Company and Group refer to Independent Auditor's Report.

APPROVAL OF ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

The annual financial statements of the Company and the Group for the year ended 30 June 2016 as set out on pages 4 to 93 were approved by the Board of directors at its meeting held on 24 August 2016 and are signed on its behalf by:

M Sello HJ Laas
Group chairman Group chief executive
   
AJ Bester
 
Group financial director