Location: Union Buildings, Pretoria, South Africa
The Unite Against Corruption march came and went on a hot Pretoria Wednesday. Among 2,000 people were various political leaders, priests and leaders of NGOs prepared to sweat it out in front of the Union Buildings.
According to their website corruption has cost South Africa R700 billion in the last 20 years.
The auditor general has reported in excess of R2,6 billion unauthorized expenditure and a further R62,7 billion in irregular expenditure for the period 2013-14.
The Special Investigating Unit estimated that as much as 20-25% of state procurement expenditure, amounting to around R30 billion a year, is wasted through over payment and corruption.
Only 23 people were convicted of corruption or offences related to corruption where the benefit case is more than R5 million.