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Beneficial ownership transparency: transforming public procurement in South Africa

blogs Karabo Rajuili · Feb 2021

Fairness, equity, transparency, competitiveness, and cost-effectiveness – these are the constitutional principles which guide public procurement in South Africa. Yet, the public procurement landscape has been marred with ongoing cases of fraud and corruption. “Thieves were waiting at the door”...

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Consultation: Open Ownership Principles

events Feb 2021

Open Ownership (OO) is running a consultation on the Open Ownership Principles (OO Principles). The OO Principles define what effective beneficial ownership (BO) looks like in practice. The OO Principles focus on the technical characteristics of effective disclosure regimes, rather...

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Plans for the Global Open Ownership Register in 2021

news Open Ownership · Feb 2021

The Global Open Ownership Register (GOOR) holds 12 million records with data from 200 jurisdictions. Because Open Ownership (OO) has been engaging with more countries and assisting them with publishing their beneficial ownership (BO) data, the amount of information in...

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New global programme: Opening Extractives launch

news Open Ownership · Feb 2021

A new joint programme between Open Ownership (OO) and the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), supported by the BHP Foundation, aims to end the use of anonymous companies linked to corruption and mismanagement in natural resources.

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Easing the collection of high quality beneficial ownership information in resource rich countries

blogs Kadie Armstong and Christina Berger · Jan 2021

It has been four years since the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) introduced the requirement that governments must collect and publish information on beneficial owners (people who significantly control the activities of mining and extractives companies and/or benefit from them...

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USA adopts a central beneficial ownership register

News Open Ownership · Jan 2021

In late 2020, the US government passed the National Defence Authorisation Act which included important corporate transparency reforms. As a result of this Act, the majority of companies, about 87% in the US, will soon have to disclose their beneficial...

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