Undue influence on state procurement, policy or appointments is not unique to South Africa, according to ENSafrica.
Nevertheless, ENSafrica's forensics investigator Suad Jacobs explains that there are several systems and agencies in place to provide legislative oversight to fight corruption.
We have a strong regulatory environment and a number of mechanisms that have been put in place to make sure that undue influence is excluded completely, or at the very least, minimised.— Suad Jacobs, Forensics executive at ENSafrica
In addition to laws, Jacobs says bodies such as the Auditor General, National Treasury, the Hawks and the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) are in place to ensure checks and balances.
Any system can be undermined if it's not regulated properly, so it's important to have people in place that do apply the rules in a non-biased fashion.— Suad Jacobs, Forensics executive at ENSafrica
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