GUIDE TO THE PREVENTION AND COMBATING OF CORRUPT ACTIVITIES ACT
No. 12 of 2004

Foreword

The National Anti-Corruption Forum (NACF) is proud to publish this guide to the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act, Act no. 12 of 2004.

Legislation all over the world is written in traditional legal language which some may find difficult to understand. The Anti-Corruption Act is no exception. It is for this reason that the NACF decided to popularise the Act by simplifying it both in terms of language and through the use of illustrations.

Corruption limits our ability to fight poverty, negatively affects our economic development, damages social values and undermines democracy and good governance. Hence, every effort to strengthen measures to prevent and combat corruption is of paramount importance. We hope that the simplified version of the Act will assist South Africans to know what their rights and obligations are in respect of the reporting of corruption.

The Promotion of Access to Information Act stresses the need for Government to make important information available to the citizenry, which is why we found it necessary to produce this useful guide.

We sincerely hope that this guide will raise more awareness on the need to fight corrupt activities, thereby promoting honesty and integrity in a young democracy, which in turn will lead to better and more effective service service delivery for all.

MINISTER G. J. FRASER-MOLEKETI
CHAIRPERSON OF THE NATIONAL ANTI-CORRUPTION FORUM