Bodies join forces to fight corruption in Southern Africa

Head of the Special Investigations Unit (SUI), Advocate Andy Mothibi. Picture: YouTube.

Head of the Special Investigations Unit (SUI), Advocate Andy Mothibi. Picture: YouTube.

The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFESA) and the Special Investigating Unit will be working together.

The South African chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE SA) and the Special Investigating Unit said on Thursday they had signed a memorandum of understanding earlier this month to work closer together in fighting fraud and corruption in southern Africa.

“The ACFE SA and SIU believe that a coherent global approach to combating business fraud and corruption is the most effective tool to bringing down levels of corporate fraud and corruption and concretising a solid culture of good cooperate governance in business generally,” the bodies said in a joint statement.

Under the agreement, they will provide educational resources dealing with anti-fraud, develop, market and host anti-fraud events and collaborate with other bodies to address the challenges of business fraud internationally.

ACFE SA works to reduce the incidence of fraud and white-collar crime and to assist its members in fraud detection and deterrence.

The SIU investigates serious malpractices or maladministration in the administration of the state, as well as any conduct which may seriously harm the interests of the South African public. It institutes and conducts civil proceedings in any court of law or special tribunals in its own name or on behalf of state institutions.

“The ACFE SA and SIU look forward to a long working relationship and believe that through collaboration they can make an impact and leave a footprint in South Africa and Africa where is yearn for a change,” the two organisations said on Thursday.

– African News Agency (ANA)

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