South African Business and Government Pledge to Fight Corruption in SA

Sectors from from South African society – including business and government sectors – on Thursday added their signatures to the pledge against corruption.

South Africans can work together with government to help rid the country of the scourge of corruption. Image Credit:

Government officials as well as faith-based NGOs all signed the pledge to end corruption, at a workshop held at the GCIS head office in Tshwane.

GCIS has made the fight against corruption one of its priorities.

Citizens who sign it undertake to be responsible and honest; to neither pay nor take a bribe; to obey the law and encourage others to do the same; and to always act in the best interest of the country.

Sadly – whilst that should be instinctual – during the Zuma era corruption became the way of doing business.

Today in South Africa, the fight against corruption is one of the major priorities of government. Corruption – in both the private and public sector – has had an extremely detrimental effect on government’s effort to deliver effective services to the people.

This pledge is a way forward, and will hopefully make officials think twice when offered a bribe…