Gauteng Ethics & Anti Corruption Indaba to nip corruption in the bud

On Tuesday, The Midday Report had a special broadcast from the Gauteng Ethics and Anti-corruption Indaba in Boksburg, Ekurhuleni.

Ray White, stand-in host of The Midday Report spoke to Gauteng Finance MEC, Barbara Creecy about dealing with corruption in the province.

Creecy says it is very important to put in place institutions and mechanism that will preempt corruption from taking place.

She says taking proactive steps to make sure one changes the institutional framework, has greater transparency, clearer objectives and targets and oversights too help prevent corruption from taking place in the first place.

One of the interesting surveys presented this morning said the most widespread form of corruption in society is being asked to pay a bribe to a traffic officer.

Barbara Creecy, Gauteng Finance MEC

Panyaza Lesufi, Gauteng MEC for Education says they have introduced legislation which requires those in charge of schools finances need to declare their interest to root out corruption.

He explains that this involves declaring whether or not they own companies and the type of businesses they may own or are affiliated to.

For more comments on the Gauteng Ethics and Anti-corruption Indaba click on the audio clip below:


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