Society pledges to fight corruption

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Sectors from society including business and government on Thursday added their signatures to the pledge against corruption.

Government officials from departments like Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME), Government Communication and Information System (GCIS), as well as faith-based NGO, the National Interfaith Council of South Africa (NICSA), signed the pledge aimed at ending corruption.

The pledge against corruption was signed at a workshop at the head office of the GCIS in Tshwane.

GCIS has made the fight against corruption one of its priorities and the pledge can be found on www.gov.za

By signing the pledge, citizens undertake to be responsible and honest; to neither pay nor take a bribe; to obey the law and encourage others to do the same; and always act in the best interest of the country, among others.

In South Africa, the fight against corruption is one of the major priorities of government. Corruption in both the private and public sector has a detrimental effect on government’s effort to deliver effective services to the people.

The Justice, Crime Prevention and Security (JCPS) Cluster has prioritised the fight against this scourge in line with government’s zero tolerance stance towards corruption in the public or private sector. - SAnews.gov.za

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