Governance and accountability, is one of five strategic themes identified by Statistics SA to guide it in achieving its mission. These themes underpin the key areas in which the organization should excel to become the preferred supplier of quality statistics. Risk management is thus a high focus area and garners enormous support from Statistics SA’s executive management. Statistics SA’s objective was to create a central risk universe containing all the risks relating to Statistics SA, the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA), the National Treasury framework and COSO standards. This universe had to be linked to government strategic objectives. The organization required a risk management system that would generate comprehensive reporting, show trends, be scalable, aggregate information from multiple sources, manage risk mitigation and export to existing applications.