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High level panel discussion: the state of play of BOT in SA

South Africa has made some progress, but not nearly enough – that’s the message from panellists at last week’s two-day conference titled Collective action for beneficial ownership transparency (BOT) in South Africa: From commitment to implementation. Organised by Corruption Watch, the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA), the Financial Intelligence Centre, the Open Government Read more >

BOT conference: accessible, reliable information will boost prosecutions

Corruption Watch, together with the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA), the Financial Intelligence Centre, the Open Government Partnership, and Open Ownership, co-hosted a conference on taking steps towards achieving beneficial ownership transparency. Titled Collective action for beneficial ownership transparency (BOT) in South Africa: From commitment to implementation, the two-day event, on 16 and Read more >

Lifestyle audits now mandatory for all national, provincial depts

The former minister of the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA), Ayanda Dlodlo, announced in March 2022 that lifestyle audits are compulsory for all national and provincial departments, as of 1 April. Addressing the Lifestyle Audit Indaba, held in March this year under the theme Building an Ethical Public Service through Lifestyle Audit, Dlodlo, Read more >

DPSA acts against govt officials doing business with state

The revised code of conduct for South Africa’s public servants came into effect on 1 August 2016. Among others, it prohibits public servants from doing any form of business with organs of state, whether in as individuals or through companies in which they hold directorships. This has not stopped thousands from doing just that. Back Read more >

To serve the public with dignity and integrity

By Valencia Talane The public service component of any society is really the backbone on which it relies for its survival. South Africans are served by over three-million public officials across the three levels of government and in its various entities and agencies. The high standard of service required from each of these individuals is Read more >