Daily Maverick on 30 August 2016

Associated with public sector inefficiency, abuse and misuse of public resources is the wider issue of corruption. It may not be an exaggeration to suggest that the two interrelated phenomena of corruption and crime have been the topmost blights on the face of an otherwise successful, if not wondrous, democratic transition in South Africa.

Increasingly, it is evident that the South African liberation movement’s social democratic revolution is tripped up by corruption. There is a growing danger that not dealing effectively with corruption could lead to the institutionalisation of corruption, the rationalisation of corrupt practices and the taking root of a culture of greed and self-enrichment at all costs.

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