Reviewing South Africa's efforts to combat corruption in its bureaucracy: 1994-2009

SOURCE: South African governance in review: anti-corruption, local government, traditional leadership
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2009
TITLE AUTHOR(S): V.Naidoo, P.Jackson
SOURCE AUTHOR(S): P.Jackson, J.Muzondidya, V.Naidoo, M.Ndletyana, M.P.Sithole
KEYWORDS: CORRUPTION, GOVERNANCE, POST APARTHEID SOUTH AFRICA
DEPARTMENT: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD)
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Abstract

This paper reviews efforts by the South African government to reduce corruption in its bureaucracy. It is based on a research study that covered the period 1994-2009, corresponding with the country's transition to a non-racial democracy. The objective of the research was to identify and evaluate anti-corruption measures targeting South Africa's public service. While this paper draws on the findings of this study, its main aim is to consider the import of these observations on the wider institutional challenge of combating corruption in the government.