Annual Financial Statements


Financial Statements for the year ended 31 December 2003


Report of the Independent Auditors

We have audited the annual financial statements and Group annual financial statements of The Tongaat-Hulett Group Limited set out on pages 43 to 75 for the year ended 31 December 2003. These financial statements are the responsibility of the company's directors. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit.
 
SCOPE
 
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 financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes:
  • examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the 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.
 
AUDIT OPINION
 
In our opinion, the financial statements fairly present, in all material respects, the financial position of the company and the Group at 31 December 2003 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.
 
 

Deloitte & Touche
Registered Accountants and Auditors
Chartered Accountants (SA)
 
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
 
20 February 2004