KZN Treasury on anti-graft drive
The KZN Treasury has overhauled its suppliers’ database to weed out potentially fraudulent or corrupt companies doing business with the state.
MEC Ina Cronje says suppliers have been asked to re-register with them.
The new database will keep up to date with the companies’ track records and also flag suppliers that are under investigation.
Cronje made the announcement at the Provincial Legislature in Pietermaritzburg yesterday.
She says there are a number of new measures in the pipeline to improve accountability.
“We are establishing a provincial anti-corruption task team, with the Office of the Pemier, to spear head anti-corruption activities.
“We are resuscitating anti-fraud and corruption forums. The feasibility of a judicial commission to investigate fraud and corruption is still being explored.”
There were more than 500 fraud and corruption convictions over the past year in cases involving government contracts worth more than R100-million.