GCB confirms SA belief that corruption is increasing

The tenth edition of the Global Corruption Barometer (GCB) – Africa, released on African Anti-Corruption Day by Transparency International in partnership with Afrobarometer, reveals that 64% of South Africans surveyed think that corruption increased in the previous 12 months. The survey was conducted between end July and September 2018. Of the 47 000 citizens surveyed Read more >

Global Corruption Barometer Africa 2019

Today, 11 July, is African Anti-Corruption Day. There is little doubt that corruption is one of the greatest threats to African – and global – stability and development, and yet all around the world, many governments are slow to act against it. Citizens who decide to take a stand against the corruption that affects them Read more >

Revised ministerial handbook outlines perks and provisions

After working off the previous version for 12 years, and promising updates which never materialised, the South African government finally published its revised Guide for Members of the Executive towards the end of June 2019. The previous version was issued during the presidency of Thabo Mbeki in 2007 and as such, was sorely out of Read more >

Combating trade-based money laundering

By Jason Kohn First published on the Global AntiCorruption Blog Global trade has quadrupled in the last 25 years, and with this growth has come the increased risk of trade-based money laundering. Criminals often use the legitimate flow of goods across borders—and the accompanying movement of funds—to relocate value from one jurisdiction to another without Read more >

Corporate SA must do much more to boost good ethics

By Cynthia Schoeman First published on Ethics Monitor In April 2017, I wrote under the title “Unethical leadership – the slide from the rainbow nation to junk status” that our country’s history should represent a wonderful story of the triumph of ethics. After centuries of oppression, South Africa’s transition to a constitutional democracy represented a Read more >

Local govt non-compliance at highest level since 2012, says AG

By Kwazi Dlamini R25.2-billion – that’s the amount of irregular expenditure recorded by South African municipalities for the 2017/2018 financial year according to Auditor General (AG) Kimi Makwetu.  Makwetu on Wednesday released the audit findings reports of 257 municipalities.  Irregular expenditure decreased from the R29.7-billion of the previous year, but non-compliance with key governance laws Read more >

State capture boosted violence and organised crime

Organised crime flourished under Jacob Zuma’s presidency as South Africa’s criminal justice agencies were manipulated for political and personal gain. This is one of many findings in a joint submission by the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) and Corruption Watch to the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture (Zondo Commission). Interference in Read more >