Corruption undermines the delivery of services, hampers job creation and investor confidence, and damages public trust in the government.
Guided by our National Anti-Corruption Strategy (NACS), government is taking decisive steps to expose and punish corrupt activities in both the public and private sectors, reform our institutions to make them stronger and more transparent, and restore a professional and effective public service.
We established the NPA Investigating Directorate to prosecute state capture and other significant corruption cases. The Investigating Directorate had by August 2022 enrolled over 20 corruption cases and charged 65 accused.
The National Anti-Corruption Advisory Council, consisting of people from across society, is in place to advise on suitable mechanisms to stem corruption, including an overhaul the institutional architecture for combatting corruption.
President Cyril Ramaphosa
SONA 2023 HIGHLIGHTS
- Present a plan of action in response to the recommendations of the State Capture Inquiry.
- Strengthen legislation and other measures to protect whistle-blowers.
- Introduce special court rolls for state capture and corruption cases.
Progress on SONA 2022 commitments
Advocate Andrea Johnson appointed as head of the Investigating Directorate in the NPA
All parts of the State Capture Inquiry report now received
Regulations changed to allow State Capture Commission to share information with NPA
Investigations into COVID-19 corruption completed
Lifestyle audits for public servants underway
Task force established to prosecute those accused of state capture
The Public Procurement Bill has been finalised by Cabinet for introduction to Parliament
Political Party Funding Act signed into law
Since 2018, the Hawks have secured 4 500 convictions for corruption and other priority crimes to date