Legislative Anti-Corruption Reference: South Africa

As reference for AAF’s readership, below is a summary of the anti-corruption / anti-bribery / anti-fraud laws enacted in (or, in the case of international treaties, ratified by) the Republic of South Africa:

  1. – The Public Service Act, 1994 (Proclamation No. 103 of 1994)
  2. – The Public Protector Act, 1994 (Act No. 23 of 1994)
  3. – The Intelligence Services Control Act, 1994 (Act No. 40 of 1994)
  4. – The Special Investigating Units and Special Tribunals Act, 1996 (Act No. 74 of 1996)
  5. – The International Cooperation in Criminal Matters Act, 1996 (Act No. 75 of 1996)
  6. – The National Prosecuting Authority Act, 1998 (Act No. 32 of 1998)
  7. – The Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1997 (Act No. 105 of 1997)
  8. – The Executive Members Ethics Act, 1998 (Act No. 82 of 1998)
  9. – The Witness Protection Act, 1998 (Act No. 112 of 1998)
  10. – The Prevention of Organised Crime Act, 1998 (Act No. 121 of 1998)
  11. – The Public Finance Management Act, 1999 (Act No.1 of 1999) and the Municipal Finance Management Act, 2003 (Act No. 56 of 2003)
  12. – The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000)
  13. – The Protected Disclosure Act, 2000 (Act No. 26 of 2000)
  14. – The Financial Intelligence Centre Act, 2001 (Act No. 28 of 2001)
  15. – The Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act, 2004 (Act No. 12 of 2004)
  16. – The Income Tax Act, 1962 (Act No 58 of 1962)
  17. – The United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), including mutual legal and evidentiary assistance, and asset-recovery
  18. – The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Protocol against Corruption, a sub-regional anti-corruption treaty
  19. – The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Officials in International Business Transactions
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