President Cyril Ramaphosa has set performance targets for his ministers in a move to increase their accountability between now and 2024.
The performance agreements were recently published on the government website after they were signed by Ramaphosa and individual ministers.
In February, Ramaphosa promised to sign performance agreements that were based on the targets set in the medium-term strategic framework to instill transparency and accountability.
While each minister has his or her targets specified, there is a common thread in so far as the expenditure and auditing of finances are concerned.
Most ministers are expected to ensure there is 100% elimination of wasteful and fruitless expenditure, 75% reduction of irregular expenditure and maintain unqualified audit opinion by 2024.