Corruption: it takes two to tango - Wayne Duvenage (Outa)

Marchers hold up a message for President Jacob Zuma during the Unite Against Corruption march. Picture: Siyabonga Sesant/EWN.

Corruption is killing South Africa and we have become numb to the scourge.

Wayne Duvenage, Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse

…Corruption can be beaten. It just takes effort and – most of all – moral courage. Does your board of directors have the courage…?

Wayne Duvenage, Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse

It takes two to tango, said Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse’s (Outa) Wayne Duvenage on Thursday in an article about the role of business in corruption.

There is the “Payer””, said Duvenage, and the “Payee”.

The Payer is often Government with its huge chequebook.

The Payee is usually private sector businesses that provide goods and services to Government.

Corruption is not a one-sided affair. This dance needs two players and the more skilful the dancers, the more they are able to cream from the Treasury trough.

Wayne Duvenage, Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Duvenage.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for quotes from it).

They’re fearless, almost.

Wayne Duvenage, Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse

When the tide turns a lot of people are going to find themselves in a lot of trouble.

Wayne Duvenage, Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse

The house of cards – there are lots of signs – is crumbling.

Wayne Duvenage, Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse

The individuals concerned will have to run…

Wayne Duvenage, Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse

Auditors need to start paying a lot of attention to benchmarking…. What Government could have paid for services…

Wayne Duvenage, Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse

Auditors have turned a blind eye, because they don’t’ want to upset their paymasters.

Wayne Duvenage, Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse

You start starving the flow of money for corrupt purposes…

Wayne Duvenage, Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse

The fallout happens on an international basis.

Wayne Duvenage, Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse

Ask your bosses to explain the [whistleblowing] system… If you don’t trust it, start gathering the evidence before coming to organisations such as Outa…

Wayne Duvenage, Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse

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This article first appeared on 702 : Corruption: it takes two to tango - Wayne Duvenage (Outa)


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