Talking Point 15.3.2017 02:03 pm

Why growing corruption is a threat to SA’s national security

Graft usually hits the most vulnerable members of society hardest. Here’s why.

Corruption comprises of a range of unethical and deviant activities that pervade the private and public sectors of a given country. Of the two, corruption in the public sector has greater consequences for the majority of citizens.

Why growing corruption is a threat to SA’s national security
Why growing corruption is a threat to SA’s national security

Why growing corruption is a threat to SA’s national security

Graft usually hits the most vulnerable members of society hardest. Here’s why.

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The ICC can’t live with Africa, but can’t live without it either

On the first of February, 2017, the African Union issued a resolution encouraging member states to withdraw from the International Criminal Court.
The needs of the land and the needs of the people can’t be separated
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The needs of the land and the needs of the people can’t be separated

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Bothered by a brothel? How sex work can improve your neighbourhood

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Africa has a long history of fake news after years of non-truth
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Africa has a long history of fake news after years of non-truth

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SA needs to do more to plug its deficit than target the rich
Analysis & Profiles

SA needs to do more to plug its deficit than target the rich

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Donald Trump, white victimhood and SA’s far-right
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Donald Trump, white victimhood and SA’s far-right

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The real risks behind SA’s social grant payment crisis
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The real risks behind SA’s social grant payment crisis

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Mathews Phosa has never been more disgusted with the ANC

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Africa must discard borrowed robes and embrace its rich culture
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Africa must discard borrowed robes and embrace its rich culture

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Molefe’s ascent ‘a reminder of apartheid’s last gasp’

Many are speculating that Molefe will first become deputy minister of finance before taking the top job. To Alec Hogg, it seems all too familiar.