Causes Of Corruption In South Africa

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On the face of it, South Africa has addressed corruption in many legislative Acts such as the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act; The South African Companies Act; the Financial Intelligence Centre Act (FICA), The B-BBEE Act as Amended and the Accreditation for Conformity Assessment, Calibration and Good Laboratory Practice Act, to name but a few. There are dedicated, competent and vigorous officials mandated with identifying and appropriately dealing with corruption like the Public Prosecutor, The National Prosecuting Authority, the recently established The B-BBEE Commission as well as the South African National Accreditation System (SANAS). In addition, since 2007, South Africa has been a voluntary signatory to the 1Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Yet, we do not fair well in the 22015 Transparency International Corruption Index where we occupy position 61 out of 167 participating countries.

Week-by-week, South Africans are in awe as blatant corruption continues with impunity. The media have endeavoured to name and shame, but this is widely ignored. In addition, our robust laws in place to curb bribery and corruption are not being adequately inforce, allowing corrupt practices to continue to thrive at the cost of our nations’ most vulnerable people. What are the obligations of South African organisations?

OECD Recommendations

Many organisations are beginning to stem the tide of corruption, which is strangling our economy, by

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