JOHANNESBURG– Non-governmental organization (NGO) Corruption Watch says the growing public pressure on corrupt people and systems has contributed to recent significant changes in South Africa.
In its 2017 Corruption Report, the NGO, which monitors incidents of corruption involving public, trade union and donated charitable resources organization, says there has been a 25 per cent increase in the number of reports of corruption made in 2017.
The report, entitled, The Time is Now, reveals that 46 per cent of the reports originated from Gauteng Province, South Africa’s most populous province hwere the seats of government and business — Pretoria and Johannesburg respectively — are located.
Gauteng is followed by the next two most populous provinces, KwaZulu-Natal with 13 per cent of the reports and Western Cape province with 8.0 per cent.
The Executive Director of Corruption Watch, David Lewis, said Thursday that 2017 was “a watershed year in the South African history and in the history against the struggle of corruption”, culminating in the removal of a regime which had enabled the capture of a South African state, in reference to the recall of Jacob Zuma from the presidency by the two national executive of his own party, the ruling African National Congress.
“But we mustn’t lose sight of the amount of work that went into it on the part of civil society and on the part of the media, supported by the courts. But above all, what it took for an active public to overthrow a corrupt regime, said Lewis.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK