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21 per cent of JSE listed main board companies have changed their auditors ahead of the Mandatory Audit Firm Rotation happening on the 1st April 2023. The Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors continues to monitor and track audit firm rotations. Joining CNBC Africa for more is Bernard Agulhas, Chief Executive Officer, IRBA.

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