Larry Claasen
3 minute read
26 Nov 2020
8:36 am

Clampdown on graft

Larry Claasen

‘If the board and executive committee are not walking the walk, people will follow them.’

EOH staff who have not done their anti-bribery and corruption attestations will not get bonuses – Stephen van Coller. Image: Moneyweb

EOH CEO Stephen van Coller’s testimony at the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture inadvertently turned into a lecture on how corruption between the state and the public sector happens. Over the past few years, the technology group has been implicated in various bribery scandals, leading to Microsoft cancelling its software licencing agreement with EOH, after it emerged that a deal with the Department of Defence did not follow the correct channels and was corrupt. Since the corruption came to light, Van Coller has instituted several changes within the organisation to not only root it out but also to...