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The Ibrahim Index of African Governance, released on 25 January, shows a continent that has made some gains, but is in danger of losing those gains as instability increases and democracy declines.
The Ibrahim Index of African Governance, released on 25 January, shows a continent that has made some gains, but is in danger of losing those gains as instability increases and democracy declines.
African governance index shows a less secure and democratic continent
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Should SA criminalise “abuse of public power”? A brief discussion

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A statutory criminal offence for the “abuse of public power” - as recommended in the second Zondo Commission report - would be a potential game changer in South Africa’s legal framework and its anti-corruption efforts, writes Natalie Keetsi for the Global Anticorruption Blog. But it is important to get it right, by careful modification of the concept, and research into similar initiatives in other jurisdictions.
A statutory criminal offence for the “abuse of public power” - as recommended in the second Zondo Commission report - would be a potential game changer in South Africa’s legal framework and its anti-corruption efforts, writes Natalie Keetsi for the Global Anticorruption Blog. But it is important to get it right, by careful modification of the concept, and research into similar initiatives in other jurisdictions.
Transparency International's 2022 Corruption Perceptions Index, released today, sees South Africa drop a point in the rankings and end up where it started 11 years ago. While this is disappointing, it must be noted that the index measures perceptions of corruption and therefore may not reflect the reality in every country.
Transparency International's 2022 Corruption Perceptions Index, released today, sees South Africa drop a point in the rankings and end up where it started 11 years ago. While this is disappointing, it must be noted that the index measures perceptions of corruption and therefore may not reflect the reality in every country.
SA slides further down 2022 CPI as global anti-corruption flounders

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Treasury's 2021/22 annual report gets qualified audit opinion from AG
In an ironic twist, the Auditor-General of South Africa has given National Treasury's 2021/22 annual report a qualified audit opinion. This is because the financial entity failed to disclose fruitless and wasteful expenditure of some R68-million.
In an ironic twist, the Auditor-General of South Africa has given National Treasury's 2021/22 annual report a qualified audit opinion. This is because the financial entity failed to disclose fruitless and wasteful expenditure of some R68-million.

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