Expert calls on gvt for independent graft-busting unit

Steven Powell, the head of forensics at law firm Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs, calls on government to show genuine political will for tackling corruption in South Africa by setting up an independent graft-fighting unit. The following was shared in his presentation at the recent Helen Suzman Foundation’s roundtable discussion on corruption: One of the key structural Read more >

Big thinkers meet to dissect SA’s corruption

“If there is political will we will eradicate corruption in this country,” proclaimed Steven Powell, a former specialist prosecutor for the Department of Justice and director of the forensics arm of law firm Edward Nathan Sonnenberg. “We have to introduce an independent corruption fighting body that will investigate anyone without fear of victimisation.” Powell was Read more >

Join us, businesses are urged

Corruption Watch director David Lewis has called on business owners to encourage their employees and customers to become active participants in the battle against corruption. Speaking at the White Collar Crime and Corruption Seminar held at Melrose Estate on 4 September, Lewis urged businesses to sign the organisation’s anti-corruption pledge, stressing that because business was 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 >