Asanda Matlhare
Intern Journalist
2 minute read
28 Jan 2021
4:50 am

Call to deal decisively with corruption in SA

Asanda Matlhare

It emerged in a report this week that more than R430 million was spent on decontaminating schools in Gauteng between June and August last year.

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Last year demonstrated the impact of corruption on the ability of the healthcare systems to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic and the vulnerabilities for increased corruption in relation to emergency procurement requirements. Liezl Groenewald, a business ethicist at Ethics Institute, said corruption would have no place in the country if it was dealt with across the board. “As long as the perception exists that certain people are untouchable, or that one can easily get away with it, corruption will continue. It is imperative that words are translated into action.” It emerged in a report this week that more than R430...