Eskom hires SIU to guard against corruption

2011-03-28 07:13

Eskom had enlisted the services of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) to protect itself from possible fraud and corruption, The New Age reported today.

“Getting the SIU involved does not mean that there is corruption, but that Eskom wants to pick up on any possible corruption before it happens,” said SIU head Willie Hofmeyr.

He said the parastatal had the biggest procurement budget in the country, worth billions, which inevitably made it vulnerable to possible abuse and corruption.

Eskom wanted the services of the SIU’s highly developed data analysis system, which is aimed towards pinpointing potentially irregular transactions by comparing data electronically.

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