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Access to information Act ‘failing’

South Africa’s access-to-information provisions appear to be failing as two out of three formal requests for information are refused, says Right2Know in its recently released Secret State of the Nation report, detailing the state of secrecy and openness in the country. “If compliance with the Promotion of Access to Information Act (Paia) is a litmus Read more >

Minister’s role may interfere with Hawks work

Are you witnessing corruption but don’t know what to do about it? Ask the team of Corruption Watch experts what to do by writing to: letters@businesstimes.co.za and mark your letter 'Dear Corruption Watch'. Dear Corruption Watch Can you please tell me about the Hawks Bill?  I know Parliament had to redraft it to restructure the Read more >

What happens when you lie in Parliament?

Are you witnessing corruption but don’t know what to do about it? Ask the team of Corruption Watch experts what to do by writing to: letters@businesstimes.co.za and mark your letter 'Dear Corruption Watch'. Dear Corruption Watch, The media and opposition parties have alleged that the President did not tell the truth to Parliament in respect Read more >

Whistleblower gets job back, but crisis rages on

Yesterday Public Protector Thuli Madonsela announced that Justice Department whistleblower "Mrs M" would be reinstated, following an investigation into how “Mrs M” was treated for reporting corrupt colleagues at the department where she worked. The whistleblower worked at a division of the KwaZulu-Natal High Court Master’s office that dealt with children. Madonsela’s report on the Read more >

Anti-graft regulations: how to ensure compliance

SA’s latest anti-corruption weapon Section 43 of the regulations:   Section 43 of the regulations, accompanying the Companies Act, brings South Africa into line with an agreement with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), which requires that certain measures be taken to combat and prevent corruption.   South Africa and 142 other countries Read more >

New anti-graft rules: SA firms to take note

By Chantelle Benjamin South African firms are now accountable for the actions of the companies they contract to when it comes to corruption and are prohibited from funding political parties, according to new regulations for the Company Act, issued quietly last year. Read the guidelines to ensure regulations compliance here. Local companies are also bound Read more >

‘SA firms lack grasp of anti-bribery law’

By Chantelle Benjamin 13 April 2012 – South African law places onerous obligations on local companies to ensure that they do not participate in corruption, bribery or fraud, whether within the country or abroad, yet few companies are fully aware of compliance requirements to the relevant legislation. This is according to Steven Powell, an executive Read more >