NPA and SARS to receive training and advice from US professionals

NPA and SARS to receive training and advice from US professionals

- America professionals with experience in taking on and preventing corruption will host a 2-day workshop

- Several South African entities will have employees present at these workshops, including SARS, the NPA, SAPS and the Reserve Bank

- This comes as SA is battling with corruption and similar crimes

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United States experts in preventing and tackling corruption, cross-border crimes and money laundering will train their South African counterparts during a workshop.

News24 reports that a 2-day workshop hosted by the US Department of Justice and its Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development and Training is aimed at empowering local law enforcement entities as well as government entities in ways to deal with these crimes.

The South African Reserve Bank, SARS, Financial Services Conduct Authority, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate, the SAPS, NPA and its Asset Forfeiture Unit and Investigative Directorate will all be at this workshop.

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The American experts train investigators and prosecutors in the US as well and are focused on money laundering and corruption, learnt.

NPA spokesperson, Bulelwa Makeke, has confirmed that the NPA has accepted the offer of help from the United States.

This comes as South Africa is battling against corruption, with a large amount of focus on the Gupta family.

The notorious family has been placed under US sanctions and SA told to take action. It is hoped that all this will help the country once and for all get ahead in the fight against corruption - a crippling crime that has seen SA on its knees.

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