Corruption cannot be effectively tackled without an active citizenry willing to blow the whistle. Our reporting data is evidence of a courageous, committed and outraged public. This is a good portend for the future.— David Lewis, Corruption Watch
Whistle-blowers are increasingly speaking up.
There is also a greater intolerance to corruption across all sector of South African society.
That is according to the 2017 Analysis of Corruption Trends (ACT) Report, released by Corruption Watch on Thursday.
Corruption Watch received 2744 corruption complaints in the first half of 2017.
That is an increase of 9.5% on the same period in 2016.
The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Corruption Watch Executive Director David Lewis.
Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for quotes from it).
There’s no evidence that people are giving up.— David Lewis, Corruption Watch
A belief that nothing can be done is more dangerous than ‘corruption fatigue’.— David Lewis, Corruption Watch
Huge pressure has to be applied to the NPA.— David Lewis, Corruption Watch
There is a point in laying criminal charges.— David Lewis, Corruption Watch
Why is nothing being done?— David Lewis, Corruption Watch
The largest volume of reports we get is about corruption in schools.— David Lewis, Corruption Watch
The police rank very high [in levels of corruption].— David Lewis, Corruption Watch
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