DIRECTORS' RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT
The directors are responsible for both the preparation and integrity of the consolidated and separate financial statements and related financial information contained in the IAR. In their opinion, the consolidated and separate financial statements fairly represent the Group's financial position and results of operations. It is the responsibility of the independent auditor to report on the consolidated and separate financial statements. Their report to the members of the Company is set out in the Independent auditor's report. In order for the directors to discharge their responsibility, the Group maintains adequate accounting systems, risk control procedures and accounting records. A system of internal control, focused on critical risk areas and designed to provide reasonable assurance that assets are safeguarded, and that the risk of error, fraud or loss is reduced in a cost-effective manner, has been implemented. All controls are frequently monitored and subject to review and audit. There was no material breakdown in the system of internal control during the year under review.
The Group adopts appropriate accounting policies and the consolidated and separate annual financial statements are prepared in accordance with IFRS and the requirements of the Companies Act 71 of 2008 of South Africa ("Companies Act"). The consolidated and separate financial statements incorporate full and meaningful disclosure, and have been prepared using reasonable and proven judgements and estimates.
The consolidated and separate financial statements have been prepared under the supervision of the CFO, Mr B G Wood CA(SA), and have been audited in terms of the Companies Act.
WEBSITE AND ELECTRONIC DISTRIBUTION
The directors of the Company are responsible for the controls over, and the security of the website and, where applicable, establishing and controlling the process for electronically distributing annual reports and other financial information to shareholders and the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission.
The directors are of the opinion that the consolidated and separate business will continue as a going concern in the year ahead. The annual financial statements have accordingly been prepared on a going concern basis.
CODE OF ETHICS
The directors have complied with the Group's Code of Ethics.
The directors confirm that the Company is compliant with the provisions of the Companies Act, specifically relating to its incorporation, and is operating in conformity with the MOI.
APPROVAL OF ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
The annual financial statements of the Company and the Group set out from the Statements of comprehensive income to note 40 were approved by the Board on 22 September 2023 and signed on its behalf by:
L A Foxcroft
Chief Executive Officer
B G Wood
Chief Financial Officer
22 September 2023