- Funds of the Regulator consist of—
- such sums of money that Parliament appropriates annually, for the use of the Regulator as may be necessary for the proper exercise, performance and discharge, by the Regulator, of its powers, duties and functions under this Act and the Promotion of Access to Information Act; and
- fees as may be prescribed in terms of section 111(1).
- The financial year of the Regulator is the period from 1 April in any year to 31 March in the following year, except that the first financial year of the Regulator begins on the date that this Chapter comes into operation, and ends on 31 March next following that date.
- The chief executive officer of the Regulator is for purposes of the Public Finance Management Act, 1999 (Act No. 1 of 1999), the accounting officer and must execute his or her duties in accordance with that Act.
- Within six months after the end of each financial year, the Regulator must prepare financial statements in accordance with established accounting practice, principles and procedures, comprising—
- a statement reflecting, with suitable and sufficient particulars, the income and expenditure of the Regulator during the preceding financial year; and
- a balance sheet showing the state of its assets, liabilities and financial position as at the end of that financial year.
- The Auditor-General must audit the Regulator’s financial records each year.