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Bishops’ statement on government corruption reveals deep frustration

The Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference (SACBC) recently criticised the rampant corruption around the purchase of medical material and supplies to fight the COVID-19...

The audacity of corruption

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the dark underbelly of many African societies, where nepotism, corruption, and authoritarianism deprive the citizens of their countries from...

Battling corruption in the South African healthcare system

South Africa is reeling from the latest corruption scandal, this time in the tender process for the procurement of COVID-19 medical supplies. Shrikant Peters...

The Vatican and money: A sign of contradiction?

The international media, on 6 June 2020, ran a story about a financial scandal involving an Italian businessman and the Vatican. Mike Pothier comments...

Restorative justice as a response to theft, fraud and corruption charges

The Zondo Commission's hearings into state capture appear to be never ending, prompting calls for other creative ways to ensure that the perpetrators make...

Religious leaders can help to restore national values

The seemingly unending stream of corruption and wrongdoing by high-ranking politicians points to the moral bankruptcy of South Africa's political elite. Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya comments that the failure...

The ethics of tax justice

On day two of the conference on Tax Justice, Domestic Resource Mobilization and Stemming Illicit Financial Flows in Nairobi, Kenya, the focus turned to ethics. Anthony Egan SJ, reports.

Stats show the rich really do get richer while the poor get poorer

A conference on tax justice and poverty held in Nairobi from 12-14 March 2019, repeatedly revealed the connivance of the rich at the disastrous expense of the poor. Ricardo da Silva SJ, was incensed after finding a study into the illicit exit of monies from developing world countries. Conservative estimates show that South Africa loses 5.9 billion USD annually due to illicit financial flows — that’s 85 billion ZAR.

Tax Justice: more about human dignity and wellbeing than money

Three Jesuit organisations have commissioned research to study correlations between tax and poverty. The final report was presented at a conference taking place in Nairobi Kenya. Ricardo da Silva SJ was at the launch of the report.

Bosasa liquidation will leave directors financially unscathed and employees reeling

The pitiful shenanigans of Bosasa bosses as revealed at the Zondo Commission have forced the company's directors to cease operations. But why liquidate a company that is not technically insolvent? Paulina French thinks that directors opted for liquidation to ensure they aren't left in financial tatters, themselves; regardless of the devastating consequences for their employees.

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