No place for corruption in SA
South Africa must fight corruption, fraud and collusion in the private sector with the same purpose and intensity, said President Cyril Ramaphosa. “We will make sure that we deal with both in an effective manner.”
President Ramaphosa urged professional bodies and regulatory authorities to take action against members who are found to have acted improperly and unethically.
“This requires that we strengthen law enforcement institutions and that we shield them from external interference or manipulation.”
Adding that government will urgently attend to the leadership issues at the National Prosecuting Authority to ensure that this critical institution is stabilised and able to perform its mandate.
“We will also take steps to stabilise and strengthen vital institutions like the South African Revenue Service.”
He said tax morality is dependent on an implicit contract between taxpayers and government that state spending provides value for money and is free from corruption.
The President will appoint a Commission of Inquiry into Tax Administration and Governance of SARS, to ensure that credibility is restored along with ensuring that the revenue meets its revenue targets.