20 Sep 2011

Institute for Security Studies Releases Conflict of Interest Database

The Institute for Security Studies (logo pictured here) launched last Friday (August 5th) the Who Owns What Database, which includes information on South African public office holders’ financial interests outside their public occupations.

According to Collette Schulz-Herzenberg, a senior researcher at the institute, the majority of Cabinet Members and Members of Parliament have financial interests not linked to their positions in government, such as directorships of companies.

The database was composed with information from 9000 disclosure records completed by public officials from various governmental bodies between 2004 and 2010.

For the full article on Business Day, please click here.