National Anti-Corruption Strategy


Analyses of the data, information and input collected through the research and consultation processes resulted in this strategy comprising of three distinct parts, namely:


The National Anti-Corruption Strategy built around six (6) strategic pillars, which support the achievement of the vision of a corruption-free society. Each pillar comprises of and is supported by a number of specific programmes.

Monitoring and Evaluation Framework

A monitoring, evaluation and reporting framework (M&E Framework) based on the best practice and principles of Integrated Performance Management Systems that will be used to monitor, evaluate and review the implementation of the strategy at regular intervals, highlight areas of weaknesses, ensure that appropriate corrective action is undertaken timeously to address identified weaknesses and promote best practices in combating corruption in the public, private and civil society sectors. This framework will be finalised after the NACS is approved.

Implementation Plan

An implementation plan that outlines the planning, sequencing, resourcing and implementation of programmes that give effect to the anti-corruption intent. The implementation plan is the vehicle to effectively deliver on the strategic pillars that support this strategy. This plan will be finalised after NACS is approved.


To achieve the following goals:

Government and Society

A whole-of government and society approach in the fight against corruption.

Anti-Corruption Strategy

The development of a National Anti-Corruption Strategy through a process that is open, transparent and inclusive of all sectors of South African society.

Anti- Corruption Strategy

A National Anti- Corruption Strategy that has buy-in from government, business and civil society.


All sectors taking ownership of the implementation of the National Anti- Corruption Strategy.


The following six strategic pillars constitute the key components of this strategy

Active Citizenry

Promote and encourage active citizenry, whistleblowing, integrity and transparency in all spheres of society.

Advance the professionalisation

Advance the professionalisation of employees to optimise their contribution to create corruptionfree workplaces.

Enhance governance

Enhance governance, oversight and accountability in organisations in all sectors.


Improve the integrity, transparency and credibility of the public procurement system.

Strengthen the resourcing, coordination

Strengthen the resourcing, coordination, transnational cooperation, performance, accountability and independence of dedicated anti-corruption agencies.

Protect vulnerable

Protect vulnerable sectors that are most prone to corruption and unethical practices with effective risk management.