Only ending corruption can fix the fiscus

Unless systemic corruption is tackled, South Africa is likely to run out of money

05 November 2023 - 00:00

Corruption is the biggest line item in South Africa’s budget, but may not be formally reflected. Government malfeasance consumes large amounts of public revenue, causes leakages in most departmental and state-owned entity (SOE) budgets and has ballooned the country’s debt...

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