Ms Caroline James

Caroline James is a South African lawyer, currently working as the South Africa Project Coordinator at the Open Contracting Partnership (OCP). She has BA(Hons) and LLB degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand, and an MA degree in global development studies from Queen’s University in Canada. She has worked on freedom of expression and access to information issues at the Southern Africa Litigation Centre, in Johannesburg, and is an editor at Global Freedom of Expression, based at Columbia University in New York. She has also worked at Corruption Watch in Johannesburg. Her interest in open contracting and transparent public procurement comes from its intersection between governance, accountability, anti-corruption and access to information and so reflects a variety of her professional and academic interests. She is excited about the partnership between OCP and the South African National Treasury and its potential to transform South Africa’s procurement system into one which can give effect to the constitutional promises of a system that is fair, equitable, transparent, competitive and cost-effective.

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