ANC: We're fighting corruption

2009-08-05 20:11

Johannesburg - The ANC has "decisively dealt" with fighting corruption as it heads towards President Jacob Zuma's first 100 days in office, party spokesperson Jessie Duarte said on Wednesday.

"Eradicating corruption is one of the many areas we can highlight to show how we have performed," said Duarte.

"It also reflects on what the ANC expects of its cadres in its structures and those deployed in government and business."

Duarte said practical steps had been taken by cabinet ministers, departments - such as correctional services, home affairs, public works, water affairs and agriculture - as well as premiers to ensure "clean governance".

Tender manipulation

Issues such as irregular procedures in tender procurements in Mpumulanga and a Gauteng MECs irregular procurement of a vehicle had been exposed.

"The ANC unapologetically encourages the exposure of tender manipulation by civil servants," said Duarte.

She said Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's announcement that the National Treasury would set up a unit to monitor and investigate corruption in public procurement processes was a "step forward" in ending the granting of tenders for the "benefit of family and friends".

Declaring gifts

Duarte said all ANC members in government at provincial and national level as well as councillors had to comply with regulations pertaining to the declaring of gifts and interests in public and private companies.

"The privileges extended to all MPs and MPLs, as well as members of the executive are intended to ensure that they are able to do their work efficiently and effectively," she said.

Duarte said bodies like the National Prosecuting Authority, the Auditor-General, the Public Protector, the SA Revenue Service, the Hawks and the Financial Intelligence Centre provided a "strong anti-corruption capacity".

"We have a particular responsibility to protect the poor and the weak from the corrupt practices of those in powerful positions."


Read more on:    anc  |  jacob zuma  |  jessie duarte  |  corruption

Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

  • Wednesday Cape Town - 09:24 AM
    Road name: Koeberg Road Southbound
    DELAYS through Brooklyn towards the N1 Highway
  • Wednesday Cape Town - 09:21 AM
    Road name: N2 Inbound
    Earlier ACCIDENT before Hospital Bend has been moved to the side of the carriageway - HEAVY DELAYS from Duinefontein Road
More traffic reports...

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Escape winter, head to Mauritius

Escape winter by spending 7 nights in Mauritius' tropical bliss from R13 215 per person sharing. Includes return flights, airport transfers and accommodation. Book now! - shop online today

Get many eggs in one basket!

Gaming bundles: 2 Super Hits games for R99, 3 Disney games for R99 and more + exclusive accessory bundles only available on While stocks last. Shop now!

25% off bestselling books!

The Real Meal Revolution by Tim Noakes, Jeffrey Archer’s Be Careful What You Wish for, Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor E. Frank and many more titles. Shop now!

Up to 25% off electronics

Buy top electronics and save up to 25%. Such as’s 1# selling product the gobii eReader, Patriot X Porter flash drive, Asus Nexus 7” 3G tablet, Samsung Galaxy SIII, Lenovo G580 Notebook and many more. Shop now!

DStv HD PVR Decoder now R949

The DStv HD PVR Decoder has further revolutionised the television experience with lifelike viewing, sharper images, more vibrant colours and precision picture quality. Now R949, save R550. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 30% off appliances & homeware

Save up to 30% on appliances and homeware this Easter! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now.

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Nokia E7

Your mobile office Real-time emails with Mail for Exchange. Easy access to...

From R3499.00

I'm shopping for:


You may find yourself fascinated by something which could draw you in to obsessively exploring this subject in more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.