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Statement of responsibility by the Board of directors
The directors are responsible for the preparation, integrity and fair presentation of the financial statements of Omnia Holdings Limited and its subsidiaries (the Group). The financial statements have been prepared in accordance with International financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and the Companies Act of South Africa, and include amounts based on judgements and estimates made by management.
The directors consider that having applied IFRS in preparing the financial statements, they have used the most appropriate accounting policies, consistently applied and supported by reasonable prudent judgements and estimates, and that all IFRS that they consider to be applicable have been followed. The financial statements fairly present the results of operations for the year and the financial position of the Group and the company at year-end in accordance with IFRS. The directors also prepared the financial information included in the annual report and are responsible for both its accuracy and its consistency with the financial statements.
The directors have responsibility for ensuring that accounting records are kept. The accounting records should disclose, with reasonable accuracy, the financial position and results of the Group to enable the directors to ensure that the financial statements comply with the relevant legislation.
Omnia operates in an established control environment, which is documented and regularly reviewed. This incorporates risk management and internal control procedures, which are designed to provide reasonable, but not absolute assurance that assets are safeguarded and the risks facing the business are being controlled. Nothing has come to the attention of the directors to indicate that any material breakdown in the functioning of these controls, procedures and systems has occurred during the year under review.
The going concern basis has been adopted in preparing the financial statements. The directors have no reason to believe that the Group or any company within the Group will not be going concerns in the foreseeable future, based on forecasts and available cash resources. These financial statements support the viability of the company and the Group.
The financial statements have been audited by the independent auditors, PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc., who were given unrestricted access to all financial records and related data, including minutes of all meetings of shareholders, the Board of directors and committees of the Board. The independent auditors were invited to and participated in the audit committee meetings. The directors believe that all representations made to the independent auditors during their audit are valid and appropriate.
The audit report of PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc. and the financial statements were approved by the Board of directors on 21 June 2012 and are signed on its behalf by:
21 June 2012