Handbook on Corruption, Ethics and Integrity in Public Administration
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Handbook on Corruption, Ethics and Integrity in Public Administration

Edited by Adam Graycar

This timely Handbook unpacks the underlying common factors that give rise to corrupting environments. Investigating opportunities to deliver ethical public policy, it explores global trends in public administration and its vulnerability to corruption today, as well as proposing strategies for building integrity and diminishing corruption in public sectors around the globe.
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Chapter 21: Public administration and integrity in South Africa: the case of the National Prosecuting Authority

Marianne Camerer


South African institutions under the Zuma presidency were hollowed out by patronage and factional politics resulting in a dire state of public administration with little consequence management for transgressors. There is growing pressure on the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to bring to book those who are alleged to have captured the democratic state, including the former president. To operate independently and professionally, within a context of executive overreach and political factionalism, is a deeply challenging task. Courageous and ethical leadership is required to uphold the rule of law in a context where constitutionalism itself is under threat. Set against the background of public administration in the context of state capture in South Africa, this chapter focuses on the leadership of the NPA and the challenges the new national director of public prosecutions faces, both internally and externally, to uphold the rule of law. Positive developments to strengthen the NPA’s legitimacy and capacity to deliver on its mandate are noted, as well as the particularly daunting task faced by this key institution of criminal justice.

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