Anti- Corruption Commission Deputy Director General, Erna van der Merwe, says that investigative bodies such as the ACC would have difficulty unravelling corrupt conduct if it did not collaborate with the media, saying that they “recognise the fact that many corrupt practices that have and are being investigated by the ACC were first reported by the media”. Saying that “investigative journalism remains one of the critical apparatuses in flagging incidences of corruption in both public and private institutions and its negative consequences on the economy, resources, and the people,” van der Merwe called for increased training in this field.