SA among top 8 ‘corruption hot spots’ on the continent

South Africa has been highlighted as one of the eight corruption hot spots on the continent in a survey by law firm Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs (ENS).

The results of their 2015 anti-bribery and corruption survey shows that although incidents of bribery have increased, so has general awareness of anti-bribery compliance among organisations.

(Also read our article: Survey shows bribery on the up in South Africa - but there is a silver lining)

CapeTalk and 702 presenter Redi Tlhabi spoke with Steven Powell, Forensics Executive at ENS, about the findings of the survey, ongoing anti-bribery efforts in South Africa and the grey areas of corruption.

A total of 88 ENS client organisations across Africa participated in the survey.

We surveyed many of our ENS corporate clients on the continent. We wanted to establish the level of anti-bribery compliance of these organisations as well as the level of bribery incidents that these entities had encountered.

Stephen Powell, Forensics Director at ENS Africa

The top 8 corruption hot spots in Africa (in no particular order)

  • South Africa
  • Angola
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Mozambique
  • Nigeria
  • Uganda

The survey found that 24% of the companies have experienced incidents of bribery, while only 40% has dedicated anti-bribery training programmes for employees.

Listen to the full conversation from The Redi Tlhabi Show:


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