Entries by Corruption Watch

Attention: Job scam alert

Corruption Watch and the Department of Trade and Industry are aware of an advertisement currently circulating on social media claiming that the department and Transnet is recruiting for general work posts in all nine provinces. Please note that this is not the case and the message is a hoax. All posts that are available and open for application are advertised on the official websites of the two entities.

Letter to the AU on African Anti-Corruption Day

Transparency International has penned an open letter to the African Union, which has declared 11 July as the African Anti-Corruption Day, and 2018 as the African Anti-Corruption Year (Project 2018) with the theme “Winning the fight against corruption: a sustainable path to Africa’s transformation.” The global organisation has submitted recommendations to the AU which might assist it in its fight against corruption on the continent – read the letter here.

Bribery in sport does not always pay

A Kenyan football referee, who had been selected to officiate at the 2018 Fifa World Cup, has been handed a life ban after being caught on camera in a bribery sting. The man was filmed accepting money to influence the outcome of a match in another tournament earlier this year – but he was just one of dozens whose greed betrayed them on camera.

One week left to nominate your anti-corruption hero

There is just one week left in which to nominate your anti-corruption hero or heroes for the 2018 Transparency International Anti-Corruption Award! Nominations close at midnight on 15 July – you may use the online nomination form, or send an e-mail highlighting the achievements of your preferred candidate. Details in our article.

The ‘secret ingredient’ to denying bribe requests is trust

By consenting to a bribe, you’re laying the groundwork for a relationship built on fear and mistrust — a relationship that’s ultimately doomed, writes former hostage/crisis negotiator Chip Massey. What happens next time if the bribe request is higher? But by declining the offer, two things are accomplished. One, the possibility of bribery is moved off off the table; and two, you position yourself as a person of integrity and hence, one to be trusted.

Africa’s whistle-blowers: ‘All I did was tell the truth’

It takes immense courage to blow the whistle and those who denounce corruption, whether petty or grand, face hardship and physical danger even when there’s a robust legal framework that should protect and guarantee them a fair hearing. This gripping article by journalist Olivier Piot describes the experiences of African whistle-blowers who have exposed some of the continent’s biggest corruption scandals.