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Most Common Manifestations of Corruption and its Related Risks in the Public Service

Corruption is a global concern that seriously hampers development and diverts resources from where they are needed most. The unfortunate reality is that the poor suffer most. South Africa has responded actively to the fight against corruption. Apart from comprehensive anti-corruption legislation, a wide range of instruments have been introduced to deepen integrity and to strengthen the fight against corruption.

In in line with the mandate role as per Section 195 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, the Public Service Commission (PSC)is to promote a high standard of professional ethics in the Public Service.  As part of fulfilling this mandate, the PSC has embarked on an exercise to assess the most common manifestations of corruption and its related risks in the Public Service.

In addition to this, the PSC also manages  the National Anti-Corruption Hotline, which is one of the most visible and collaborative anti-corruption efforts since the creation thereof in 2004. The Hotline came into effect on 1 September 2004. It provides a “one-stop” mechanism for members of the public to report acts of corruption, and also creates opportunities for different role-players to cooperate better in receiving and handling allegations of corruption.

National Anti-Corruption Hotline: 0800 701 701

For further details, please visit their website: www.psc.gov.za