In South Africa it is a legislated requirement for government departments to report
annually on the performance of the entity against predetermined objectives.
However, reporting this non-financial information on service delivery performance
still proves to be a challenge for many organs of state. The purpose of this paper
is to perform an adequacy assessment and compliance analysis of the reporting
of performance against pre-determined objectives by national government
departments in South Africa. The results of this study clearly indicate that major
deficiencies still exist in the reporting on performance information. In this article
specific shortcomings were identified and recommendations made.