Two-thirds of corruption cases 'lost'

2010-10-28 14:34

kalahari.com

Pretoria - The government has no knowledge of what has happened to at least two thirds of cases reported to its National Anti-Corruption Hotline during the past six years, the Public Service Commission (PSC) said on Thursday.

Over the six-year period, 7 529 cases were reported to the hotline, but there had been feedback on only 2 717 cases, according to the 9th State of the Public Service Report released in Pretoria.

This meant that for every 100 cases reported, the PSC had received feedback from the department concerned on only 36. It did not know about the other 64.

"The mere provision of feedback to the PSC does not necessarily suggest that allegations have been investigated and that the cases have been closed, but at least it allows the PSC (and the whistleblowers) to have a sense of the progress being made," the report reads.

Feedback varies


According to the report in 2009/10 there had been 1 430 corruption cases reported to the hotline. There had been feedback to the PSC on only 150 of these, little more than 10%.

The feedback varied across the country. The Western Cape had the highest figure, at 70%.

The anti-corruption hotline was established in 2004.

The report also revealed that cases of financial misconduct by public officials reported to the PSC soared from 434 reported in the 2001/02 financial year to 1 204 in 2009/10.

Concerns over the performance assessment of senior government officials were also raised in the report. Almost half of all heads of government departments had not had their performance evaluated, despite being in charge of an estimated R250bn of taxpayers' money annually.

- SAPA
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