The 2015 edition of Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index showed that corruption is still rife globally but that people working together can succeed in the battle against corruption. The 46 Sub-Saharan Africa countries included in the index show a serious corruption problem and there is no improvement for continent powerhouses Nigeria and South Africa. South Africa ranking improves slightly from 67th in 2014 to 61st in 2015 but it is mainly due to a number of other countries getting worse.
Source: https://www.ensafrica.com/ by Roy Gillespie and Andisiwe Jele
Incidents of bribery have increased, but so has general awareness of anti-bribery compliance among organisations: these were some of the high-level findings of a recent survey conducted by ENSafrica.
Key findings include:
- 24% of organisations have experienced an incident of bribery and/or corruption in the past 24 months (that’s an increase of 4% since 2013), with 5% experiencing five or more incidents within the last 24 months
- just over 90% of organisations surveyed have a policy prohibiting bribes, 52% have an established anti-bribery compliance programme and 43% have conducted a detailed anti-bribery risk assessment of their bribery risks
Global profiles of the fraudster contains KPMG International’s analysis of 596 fraudsters member firms investigated between 2011 and 2013 with insights into the relationship between the attributes of fraudsters, their motivations and the environments in which they flourish.
Are there any defining features, traits, or behaviours that could help you to identify those individuals within your organisation more likely to perpetrate fraud?
About the Fraud Barometer
KPMG’s Fraud Barometer is the longest running survey of its kind in the UK and considers major fraud cases being heard in the UK’s Crown Courts, where charges are in excess of £100,000.
In a world first, KPMG has developed the Africa Fraud Barometer to form a bigger picture of fraud prevalence on the African continent. The first issue covers the 2011 calendar year.
The PwC Global Economic Crime Surveyis a comprehensive research programme into economic crime in the world and is conducted every two years. The 2011 survey addresses various forms of economic crime, but puts the spotlight on cybercrime.
Questions explored in the South African report:
It comes as no surprise to learn that economic crime — such as fraud, IP infringement, corruption, cybercrime, or accounting fraud — continues to be a major concern for organisations of all sizes, across all regions and in virtually every sector.