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Lowering bar on corruption

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The best way to counter corruption was to do everything with everyone watching so that there would be no dark corners in which corrupt individuals could do their dirty work.


13 Oct 2020
PREMIUM!
Lowering bar on corruption

Former Gauteng Health MEC Bandile Masuku | Picture: Twitter / @GautengProvince

There was a time when transparency was the buzzword in defining the standards of South Africa’s new government which Nelson Mandela led in 1994. The main reason for transparency to be placed so high on the country’s priority list was because SA’s history had shown that where decisions are taken behind closed doors in smoke-filled rooms, corruption is inevitable. And the best way to counter corruption was to do everything with everyone watching so that there would be no dark corners in which corrupt individuals could do their dirty work. The soap opera playing itself out in the handling of...

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