oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Decline and fail?
|Article Title||Decline and fail?|
|© Publisher:||South African Institution Of Civil Engineering (SAICE)|
|Journal||Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese|
|Author||Bowman Gilfillan Hayman|
|Publication Date||Jun 1955|
|Keyword(s)||Constitutional liberty, Corruption, Corruption Act, 1992 and South Africa|
In his epic Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire the Victorian author Edmund Gibbon wrote: 'Corruption, the most infallible symptom of constitutional liberty.' Gibbon was scarcely a dispassionate observer, but in the case of South Africa we must emphasise that the promulgation of the Corruption Act, 1992, preceded our constitutional liberty by two years and replaced similar legislation enacted in 1958.
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