Welcome to the SAMRC Fraud and Corruption Transgression Reporting
The Public Finance Management Act (PFMA), 1999 (Act No. 1 of 1999) promotes economy, efficiency, effectiveness,
and transparency in the use of state resources. A key objective is to establish and maintain a responsive and credible Supply Chain Management System.
Fraud is defined as any intentional act or omission designed to deceive others, resulting in the victim suffering a loss and/or the perpetrator achieving a gain.
While Corruption is defined as an abuse of entrusted power for private gain, including bribery. The Medical Research Council’s Code of Business Conduct Policy Framework
is an integral part of a ‘’zero-tolerance” tone to be set in the organization. Components that drive the SAMRC’s Code of Business Conduct Policy Framework include the
Fraud Prevention Policy, Declaration of Interest, Codes of Conduct and Ethics and core business principles – Batho Pele Principles and SAMRC Values
This form is developed to formally document issues of alleged misconduct relating to the supply chain management activities conducted by all SAMRC Internal/External Stakeholders.
Stakeholder members who have knowledge of occurrence of a breach of SCM norms and standards or SCM misconduct or have good reason to suspect that a breach of SCM norms and standards
or SCM misconduct has occurred, have a duty to promptly report any reasonable suspicions to the Fraud and Corruption Platform of the SAMRC. The individual raising the issue (complainant)
and the person against whom the issue is raised (respondent) are entitled to give their side of the story and be treated fairly in terms of the Principles of Natural Justice.
The complainant shall report out of goodwill and virtuous character without any intention to discredit other people's names.
What type of Transgretion are you reporting:
Key Information for reporting Tender transgression
Brief summary of reporting:
May we provide you with feedback?
SAMRC statement: Protected Disclosures Act, Act 26 of 2000
The SAMRC adheres to the Protected Disclosures Act, Act 26 of 2000 ("Whistleblowers" Legislation).
Anonymous allegations made via the SAMRC – “Disclosure of Fraudulent Behaviour” site should be made
in good faith. Visitors to the site should note that provision is made for the reporter to provide
personal details. Completion is not mandatory, but allows for feedback and could assist
with investigation procedures.
The SAMRC encourages all users of the SAMRC – “Disclosure of research integrity transgression”
site to provide information in good faith i.e. refrain from providing false information. If the
user believes the incident / allegation to be true that is deemed good faith.
NOTE-Tenders: The information provided on this site is directed to the Supply Chain Manager of the SAMRC.All information will be treated in the strictest confidence and will remain confidential.