Director's responsibility statement

The company’s directors are responsible for the preparation and fair presentation of the company and group annual financial statements, comprising the balance sheets at 31 August 2008, and the income statements, the statements of changes in equity and cash flow statements for the year then ended, and the notes to the financial statements, which include a summary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory notes, and the directors’ report, in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards and in the manner required by the Companies Act of South Africa.

The directors’ responsibility includes: designing, implementing and maintaining internal control relevant to the preparation and fair presentation of these 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.

The directors’ responsibility also includes maintaining adequate accounting records and an effective system of risk management.

The directors have made an assessment of the company’s and group’s ability to continue as a going concern and have no reason to believe the businesses will not be a going concern in the year ahead.

The auditor is responsible for reporting on whether the company and group annual financial statements are fairly presented in accordance with the applicable financial reporting framework.

Approval of the annual financial statements

The group annual financial statements were approved by the board of directors on 14 November 2008 and are signed on its behalf by:

DM Nurek DA Kneale
DM Nurek DA Kneale
Chairman Chief executive officer
Cape Town  
14 November 2008