Afrikaans Integated Annual Report 2014

Financial Statements

IN THIS SECTION

STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITY by the board of directors

for the year ended 31 March 2014

The annual financial statements of the group and the company are the responsibility of the directors of Naspers Limited. In discharging this responsibility, they rely on the management of the group to prepare the annual financial statements in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and the South African Companies Act No 71 of 2008, as amended. As such, the annual financial statements include amounts based on judgements and estimates made by management.The information given is comprehensive and presented in a responsible manner.

The directors accept responsibility for the preparation, integrity and fair presentation of the annual financial statements and are satisfied that the systems and internal financial controls implemented by management are effective.

The directors believe that the company and group have adequate resources to continue operations as a going concern in the foreseeable future, based on forecasts and available cash resources. The financial statements support the viability of the group and the company.The preparation of the financial results was supervised by the financial director, Steve Pacak CA(SA). These results were made public on 23 June 2014.

The independent auditing firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc., which was 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, has audited the annual financial statements. The directors believe that all representations made to the independent auditors during their audit were valid and appropriate. Refer to PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc.’s audit report.

The annual financial statements were approved by the board of directors on 20 June 2014 and are signed on its behalf by:

T Vosloo
Chair
  B van Dijk
Chief executive