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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.
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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.
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.
Viruses in the human body

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Global healthcare systems are in need of healing
A new report, released by Transparency International, reveals that curbing corruption in the healthcare sector could free up enough resources to pay for universal health coverage worldwide. But the challenges are many and the will to fight the scourge is lacking.
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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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Party funding act useless if not enacted

By Pierre de Vos First published on Constitutionally Speaking Political parties in South Africa tend to resemble Eskom: they burn through piles of cash but seldom deliver as promised. Some of this cash comes from “donations” made to political parties (or to political leaders) by individuals and businesses (think Gavin Watson and Bosasa or Adriano Read more >

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