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Blockchain, Bitcoin and the fight against corruption
Some say that the cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies are potential tools in the fight against corruption, primarily because all transactions are recorded and their details may not be altered, thereby creating a trail. Others say they lend themselves to corruption because of the anonymity factor. Neither view is absolutely correct nor incorrect and the truth, says Transparency International, lies somewhere in between.

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Police corruption is rife, says CW in parly submissions
Both grand and petty corruption are prevalent in the South African police Service, said Corruption Watch yesterday in a parliamentary submission before the portfolio committee on policing. In both instances, the appropriate sanctioning of perpetrators is required if this conduct is to be deterred.
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‘They eat money’: corruption feeds Mandela’s political heirs
This absorbing longform article from the New York Times does not reveal much that South Africans do not know already about the Free State Vrede dairy farm corruption scandal. However, it puts the disgraceful episode, its players, and its back story into sharp perspective.

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Blockchain, Bitcoin and the fight against corruption

Even if you don’t know exactly what Bitcoin is, or how blockchain works, chances are you’ve at least heard about or read the words in the media. The technology is undoubtedly groundbreaking – but for some it conjures up images of shady dealings, tax evasion, and cross-border crime. However, others are touting these technologies as Read more >

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