OPINION | Most countries have made scant progress tackling corruption in the past decade

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Mandatory probity audits will certainly reduce irregular spending with the public sector, says the writer.
Mandatory probity audits will certainly reduce irregular spending with the public sector, says the writer.
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South Africa’s public sector has been plagued by bribery and corruption – overpriced and grossly inflated tenders are often won thanks to brown envelopes exchanging hands and close connections, rather than on merit and relevant expertise. Introducing mandatory probity audits can encourage transparency and weed out corruption, writes Yugen Pillay.

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