Asanda Matlhare
Intern Journalist
3 minute read
9 Dec 2021
4:40 am

Nowhere to hide: Public servants to face lifestyle audits from February

Asanda Matlhare

Even if you park the Range Rover in the garage of your mansion away from prying eyes, you won’t be invisible to the thorough sleuths who will be carrying out an in-depth audit of your lifestyle.

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Even if you park the Range Rover in the garage of your mansion away from prying eyes, you won’t be invisible tothe thorough sleuths who will be carrying out an in-depth audit of your lifestyle. That’s the message for corrupt or looting civil servants, following the announcement by the Public Service Commission South Africa this week about the introduction of lifestyle audits from February next year. Lifestyle auditors may well be paid a “bounty” or commission as a percentage of the value of the enrichment they helped to uncover, much as already happens with investigators of the South African Revenue...