67 Reasons to prevent fraud and corruption

Mandela Day – a good day to fight corruption
Keeran Madhav, Director Forensics, Mazars

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead” – Nelson Mandela

Mandela Day, 18 July 2014, is an opportunity to recognise the enormous contribution and legacy of SA’s foremost icon by finding a way to serve our communities. This could entail spending 67 minutes helping a charity or project, or donating R67 to a worthy cause, or finding your own way to serve. Why do we need a special day to remind us to help our fellow citizens? Why do we, aware as we are of the many problems facing South Africa, so often do nothing? Why do we so often feel that our efforts will come to nothing, that change is difficult if not impossible?

At Mazars, we believe that one of the major contributors to why ordinary citizens feel this way is the high levels of fraud and corruption that have beset our beloved country. This has become so prevalent, and so corrosive that most of us feel it has become the norm and there is nothing we can do about it.  As is resulting in people feeling a sense of apathy and futility; a mood whose inevitable outcomes include hatred and despair.

We need to fight this growing apathy and resist the inevitable negative repercussions thereof. We need to remember Madiba’s wise words when he said, “It’s always impossible until it’s done.”

We understand it can take a lot of motivation to change our mind-set, so we sat down and thought about 67 reasons why we have to fight the good fight and use the skills and tools at our disposal to fight fraud and corruption, and allow our country to once again shine as a bright light of hope and inspiration to people everywhere.

 Download the document below for all 67 reasons.