Report of independent auditors

for the year ended 30 September 2005


We have audited the annual financial statements and group annual financial statements set out on pages 37 to 81 for the year ended 30 September 2005. These annual financial statements are the responsibility of the company's directors. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these annual financial statements based on our audit.


We conducted our audit in accordance with Statements of South African Auditing Standards. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance that the annual financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes:

  • examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the annual financial statements,
  • assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, and
  • evaluating the overall financial statement presentation.

We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.


In our opinion, the annual financial statements fairly present, in all material respects, the financial position of the company and the group at 30 September 2005, and the results of their operations and cash flows for the year then ended in accordance with South African Statements of Generally Accepted Accounting Practice and in the manner required by the Companies Act in South Africa.



Deloitte & Touche

Chartered Accountants (SA)

Registered Accountants and Auditors


14 November 2005