Keeping you up-to-date with information from around the country: highlighting news about corruption; drawing attention to statistics and perceptions; and pointing out the activities of our watch-dog bodies.
More of your schools stories: Fees stolen for Thai trip
Here’s a snapshot of some of the reports* on schools we’ve received from the public recently: a principal in Mpumalanga using school fees to fund his romantic getaway to Thailand and an outraged school treasurer who speaks out about the thieving ways of her boss in Eldorado Park, Gauteng.READ MORE
More of your stories: nepotism rife at nursing college!
Here’s a snapshot of some of the corruption reports* we’ve received from the public recently: cops in Vosloorus stealing valid licence discs and demanding payment for their return, a registrar at a nursing college appointing her family and friends to key positions, while a CEO colludes with his henchman at a state entity in the Free State.READ MORE
Corruption Watch is hiring a lawyer!
Are you a young lawyer looking for a challenging working environment outside of traditional practice, who can combine legal practice skills with creative thinking? Find us at Corruption Watch and join our efforts to reduce corruption in South Africa!READ MORE
How school governing bodies should be run
Governing bodies oversee schools that manage their own finances, making them vulnerable to fraud and abuse. The Western Cape Education Department has released a policy document setting out tips and tools for how good governing bodies should be run.READ MORE
Corruption Watch sees spike in schools reports
Nepotism, stealing public money and extortion: not really the crimes you’d associate with institutions of learning, but they’re crippling many of our country’s public schools – as the recent spike in reports from concerned teachers, parents and community members shows.READ MORE
More of your stories: cops bribed with drugs
Here’s a snapshot of some of the corruption reports* we’ve received from the public recently, so you can get a feel for the kind of trends we're picking up: cops being bribed by drug dealers, Free State Agriculture Department officials embezzling funds and tenders being slipped through the back door.READ MORE
Civil society prepares for battle as Secrecy Bill passed
With the Secrecy Bill needing only President Jacob Zuma’s signature now before it becomes law, civil society organisations are preparing to take their fight to the Constitutional Court, where they feel its ultimate fate should be decided.READ MORE
Corruption Watch in the clear
The Mail & Guardian newspaper has published a correction to its story on corruption investigations regarding unions, so clearing Corruption Watch’s name. Evidence for the story, said the ombud, was simply thin.READ MORE
How things work at Corruption Watch
Knowing how our organisation works, using real incidents reported to us by the public, helps to show how we treat all cases from the public equally – whether they involve the abuse of public resources or power in a government department, private company, NGO or union.READ MORE
Councillors, residents meet after report to CW
City of Johannesburg officials have assured Ivory Park residents that no councillor will meddle in RDP housing allocation in that region – this comes after an Ivory Park resident reported a case of alleged abuse of power by officials to Corruption Watch.READ MORE