Sharemax hearing temporarily adjourns

16 Mar 2020

Johannesburg, Monday, March 16, 2020 – The disciplinary hearing into the improper conduct of the auditors of the failed Sharemax property syndication scheme, commenced this morning at the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA).

Following the President’s declaration that the country currently finds itself in a national state of disaster, a risk assessment will be conducted today to determine the way forward.

The IRBA will issue an update as soon as more information is available.



More about the IRBA:

The IRBA is a public protection statutory body established to protect the financial interests of the public by ensuring registered auditors and their firms deliver services of the highest quality. It upholds audit firm independence to ensure that audit quality is such that it enhances the accuracy and credibility of financial performance reporting. In this way, the IRBA has an important role to play in building the reputation of South Africa as an investment market for both local and global investors and driving economic growth for the country.

The IRBA also registers suitably qualified accountants as auditors, who must adhere to the highest ethics standards, and promotes the auditing profession through the effective regulation of assurance conducted in accordance with internationally recognised standards and processes.

Issued by: Lorraine van Schalkwyk APR
Manager: Special Projects and Media Relations
The Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA)
Contact: 087 940 8800
Mobile: 083 626 3762
On behalf of: Bernard Peter Agulhas
Chief Executive Officer