South Africa needs civil servants who are capture-proof

The single biggest key to fighting corruption and stabilising our administration is changing the process by which top public servants are hired – and protecting them from political meddling. The coalition era will make this task even more urgent

30 October 2022 - 00:00 By Sarah Meny-Gibert

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s response to the Zondo commission — released last Sunday — admits that state capture was achieved through the strategic appointment of cronies to the leadership of state-owned enterprises and departments, with a view to controlling and abusing public procurement. ..

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