NSG hosts coalitions discussion amid SA’s big changes  

South Africa’s coalitions across all tiers of government may be here to stay, so there needs to be undisputable trust among – and in – the political parties participating. The public servants who report to the newly formed national and provincial executives must adhere to policies that ensure their professionalism as guided by the Constitution. Read more >

AU’s annual anti-corruption day focuses on whistle-blowers

African Anti-Corruption Day (AACD), held every year on 11 July, aims to recognise the progress that has been made in fighting corruption across the continent, and reiterate the need to move with the times in developing approaches to end corruption. It also provides an opportunity to reflect on the catastrophic consequences of corruption on the Read more >

New Precca amendment criminalises failure to prevent corruption

Back in April 2024 an amendment act was signed into law that if efficiently implemented, will contribute significantly to anti-corruption efforts in South Africa.  Section 23 of the new Judicial Matters Amendment Act provides for an insertion into the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act (Precca), after section 34 of that act, which established the Read more >

Business sector whistle-blowers raise their game

When one thinks of whistle-blowers, it is easy to only think of those who expose irregularities in the public service. However, there is a whole community of business sector whistle-blowers out there, and they are stepping up the pace, according to a new report by global risk and compliance firm Navex. For organisations looking to Read more >

Calls for careful consideration over JSC nominations

As Parliament set out on its work of constituting committees to shadow the different cabinet portfolios announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday 30 June 2024, two committees are noticeably missing from the list. The National Assembly (NA) has to date established 30 of the committees, out of 32 portfolios, as part of its processes. Read more >

SA still on FATF grey list, has more work to do

In its latest update on South Africa’s progress in addressing shortcomings in its anti-money laundering/counter financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) regime, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) noted that the country has made progress, but has yet to do enough to warrant its removal from the so-called grey list on which it was placed in late Read more >

State capture whistle-blowers hailed on 23 June

Every year on 23 June we remember whistle-blowers around the world who have braved threats to their lives and livelihoods to expose corruption on both small and large scales. We also reflect on what we, as a society and as individuals, are doing to make the environment for blowing the whistle more enabling and encouraging. Read more >