To prevent and combat corruption in order to protect and promote the integrity of the Department of Home Affairs
WHAT CONSTITUTES CORRUPTION
Actions constituting corruption, fraud, theft and maladministration collectively refer to, but are not limited to:
- Making a profit from insider knowledge;
- Disclosing confidential information to outside parties;
- Irregular accepting, requesting, offering or giving anything of material value to or from clients, contractors, suppliers or other persons providing service/goods to the Department;
- Irregular destruction, removal or abuse of records, furniture and equipment;
- Deliberately omitting or refusing to report or act upon reports of any such irregular or dishonest conduct.
For further information on Corruption, please refer to the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act, Act 12 of 2004.
WHAT ARE THE WARNING SIGNS
- An official living way beyond his/her means.
- Financial or domestic problems
- Alcohol or drug abuse or excessive gambling habits
- Sudden change in personality.
- Not taking leave and working late continually
- Refusing to take part in job rotation
- No code of personal ethics
WHY MUST WE REPORT CORRUPTION AND WRONGDOING?
There are two main reasons why we must report corruption:
- Firstly, it is the moral obligation of all South African Citizens and especially Public Servants to report corruption/fraud and wrongdoing.
- Secondly, the law requires of us to report all corruption/fraud and wrongdoing.
HOW DO I REPORT CORRUPTION AND WRONGDOING?
If an employee has a concern, it is hoped that he/she will feel able to raise the matter with his/her Supervisor.
If this is not possible, the matter can also be raised with:
- Any member of Senior Management
- Director: Internal Hotline
PROTECTION TO A WHISTLE- BLOWER
The Department encourages staff to raise matters of concern, responsibly through the procedures laid down in the Whistleblowing Policy.
Management has ensured that any member of staff who makes a disclosure will not be penalised or suffer any occupational detriment for doing so.
For further information on the protection of whistleblowers, please refer to the Protected Disclosures Act, Act 26 of 2000.