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2021 CPI: SA again fails to progress in anti-corruption efforts

Today’s release of Transparency International’s 2021 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) reveals that South Africa, along with many other countries in the world, has reached a virtual standstill in its efforts to curb corruption, as human rights abuses and the erosion of democracy flourish. The CPI, the leading global indicator of public sector corruption, ranks 180 Read more >

Another year, another CPI – and it’s the same old story

Image: Flickr/dirkb86 There’s not much to say about South Africa’s showing in this year’s Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), released today by Transparency International (TI). We’ve said it all before in recent years, because South Africa has produced yet another mediocre score – one that has not changed by more than three points in the last Read more >

MEDIA ADVISORY: 2021 Corruption Perception Index to be released on 25 January 2022

Perceptions of corruption in South Africa will be under the spotlight again on Tuesday, 25 January 2022, when Transparency International, the leading civil society organisation tackling corruption worldwide, releases its annual Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI). The CPI ranks 180 countries by their perceived levels of public sector corruption, drawing on 13 surveys covering expert assessments Read more >

SA good on legal anti-money laundering framework, poor on implementation

In October the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) released its mutual evaluation report on South Africa, following an assessment of the country’s anti-money laundering, counter financing of terrorism and counter financing of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (AML/CFT/CPF) systems.  The mutual evaluation was conducted by a team led by the International Monetary Fund and including officials from the Eastern and Southern Africa Anti-Money Laundering Group and FATF member countries. The team assessed compliance Read more >

SA improves on latest defence integrity index, but still no standout

Image: Wikimedia Commons, used under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. Transparency International Defence & Security has released the latest edition of its government defence integrity (GDI) index. The 2020 edition is now available online. It was previously known as the Government Defence Anti-Corruption Index.  Corruption in the defence sector weakens public institutions and also limits a country’s ability to defend itself. Government bodies play a pivotal role Read more >

Financial crime more difficult with true owner transparency

Our new mini-series shines the spotlight on the current Financial Action Task Force (FATF) beneficial ownership review process. Part 1 presented the particular issues the organisation has recently sought input on, part 2 examined the five recommendations submitted by Transparency International as a response to the FATF invitation, part 3 looked at the FATF draft amendments in response to the call for Read more >

Tighter beneficial ownership regulations in FATF proposal

Our new mini-series shines the spotlight on the current Financial Action Task Force (FATF) beneficial ownership review process. Part 1 presented the particular issues the organisation has recently sought input on, part 2 examined the five recommendations submitted by Transparency International as a response to the FATF invitation, this article – part 3 – looks at the FATF response to the submissions Read more >

Beneficial ownership register is imperative, says TI

Our new mini-series shines the spotlight on the current Financial Action Task Force (FATF) beneficial ownership review process. Part 1 presents the particular issues the organisation has recently sought input on, this article – part 2 – examines the five recommendations submitted by Transparency International as a response to the FATF invitation, part 3 looks at the FATF proposed amendments, and part Read more >

FATF takes steps to beef up global beneficial ownership transparency

Our new mini-series shines the spotlight on the current Financial Action Task Force (FATF) beneficial ownership review process. Part 1 presents the particular issues the organisation has recently sought input on, part 2 examines the five recommendations submitted by Transparency International as a response to the FATF invitation, part three looka at the FATF response to the call for submissions, and part Read more >