Corruption in SA `endemic`

source: IOL
March 30 2010 at 09:21AM
By Carien Du Plessis

South Africa is reaching the point of no return as corruption becomes so endemic and acceptable that it is almost impossible to fight.

In 2004, about R40-billion changed hands during corrupt transactions and this was “growing all the time”, retired judge Willem Heath told an SACP anti-corruption seminar.

Ivor Sarakinsky, from the School of Public Development Management at the University of the Witwatersrand, added that the tender system was a “big issue” when it came to corruption.

“Bold steps are needed,” he said.

“We need to reappraise state procurement processes.”

Sarakinsky said corruption was getting so endemic that it would soon reach the point of no return.

“Once you reach that point, it is difficult to turn back the [continue reading]

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