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Rampant corruption impedes women’s rights 
Women in South Africa grapple with gender inequality issues every day, writes Sabeehah Motala, but corruption worsens the situation for them. Research shows that women, as primary caregivers, are more likely to be hindered by corruption in accessing healthcare services, education and social grants.
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No more ignoring the AG's recommendations
The recently enacted Public Audit Amendment Act and its Material Irregularity Regulations - which give the Auditor-General extended powers - will only be able to strengthen the accountability and transparency chain to an extent, writes Christine Botha of the Centre for Constitutional Rights. For the Auditor-General's recommendations to be effectively implemented and enforced, our under-performing prosecuting authority and investigative bodies must also come to the party.
The recently enacted Public Audit Amendment Act and its Material Irregularity Regulations - which give the Auditor-General extended powers - will only be able to strengthen the accountability and transparency chain to an extent, writes Christine Botha of the Centre for Constitutional Rights. For the Auditor-General's recommendations to be effectively implemented and enforced, our under-performing prosecuting authority and investigative bodies must also come to the party.
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CW and R2K Seriti application set down for June 
The application lodged by Corruption Watch and Right2Know to review and set aside the findings of the Seriti Commission into arms procurement corruption, will be heard by a full bench of the North Gauteng High Court in June.
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No more ignoring the AG’s recommendations

By Christine Botha: acting director, Centre for Constitutional RightsFirst published on the Centre for Constitutional Rights website For at least the last five years, the Auditor-General (AG), a Chapter 9 institution constitutionally-mandated to audit the financial statements of all national and provincial departments, municipalities and state-owned enterprises (SOEs), has emphasised the alarming regression in clean Read more >

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Rampant corruption impedes women’s rights 

By Sabeehah MotalaFirst published in The Sowetan Born on 27 April 1994, age-mate of South African democracy, it would be dishonest to say things are as I expected them to be at age 25. As a patriotic South African, I cannot ignore the legacy of inequality that apartheid left us with. Although I never lived Read more >

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