Corruption In South Africa

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criticized for poor coordination and cooperation whilst fighting corruption requires a dynamic and multi-faceted approach to improve the performance of an agency (Public Service Commission, 2001). Amongst the bodies established to deal with corruption is the Independent Complaints Directorate, South African Police Service (SAPS) Anti-Corruption Unit, National Crime Prevention Strategy, National Intelligence Agency, Public Protector and Auditor-General, amongst others (Kalombo, 2005). Additionally, South Africa is a party to a number of regional and international conventions that set out obligations to fight corruption (Corruption Watch, n.d.). Amongst these conventions is the United Nations convention against corruption, the African union convention…show more content…
Authorities have proposed that focus should be on the human element. Simply put human values and morals need to be addressed of course in conjunction with good, transparent governance and administration systems (Madonsela, 2010). Zondi (2012) agrees with the public protector with regards to the need for an ethical solution to deal with corruption. This comes after the realization that there is a lack of serious commitment to ethical behavior by public officials, business people and the general public as these actors directly and indirectly by lack of commitment perpetuate corruption. The corruption tolerance levels of the community members can be a force for or against corruption (Madonsela, 2010). Ending corruption in our society’s lies in our own hands, we have to decide whether we want to continue and be victims of corruption taking into considering that underdevelopment and poverty are partially attributed to corruption, a preventable phenomenon (Madonsela, 2010). Political will is another factor in the fight against corruption and the promotion of good governance and should be associated with taking prompt and firm actions to investigate and prosecute corruption (Madonsela, 2010). Legislation exists and there is enough man power, the problem is the lack of political which is needed for successful implementation (Faull, 2007). Zondi (2012) further asserts that Ubuntu the African philosophy should be used to deal with corruption. Since
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