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Weak state institutions boost private sector corruption

By Linda Ensor First published in Business Day The private sector, including legal and auditing firms, has been complicit in facilitating the illegal removal of money out of the country, says Prof Ivor Chipkin, director of the University of Witwatersrand Public Affairs Research Institute. Chipkin made a submission to Parliament’s portfolio committee of public enterprises, Read more >

Can disclosure change a culture of corruption?

This Thursday, 23 August, is D-Day for 129 members of South Africa’s parliament to submit their annual declarations of interest, detailing their business dealings and property ownership. This follows a recent Business Day Live report that revealed almost a quarter of MPs had missed the initial 31 July cut-off date. If there is a conflict Read more >

Another textbooks court battle ‘inevitable’

By Chantelle Benjamin It’s back to court for Section27 and the National Department of Basic Education, with the lobby group saying it will lodge papers in the North Gauteng High Court in the next few weeks after trying “everything not to return to court, but it has become apparent that it’s inevitable”, according to the Read more >