In its first month of existence, Corruption Watch received 500 complaints from the public, the organisation said yesterday. Complaints about municipalities, traffic officers and the health sector featured the most prominently, according to a statement. Corruption Watch was started as a non-profit organisation by Cosatu in January. Less than half the reported cases fell within its mandate. About a third of the cases involved industrial relations and consumer issues, such as misconduct by lawyers, municipal mismanagement, and business- to-business fraud and consumer grievances – especially about banks. The remaining 25 percent of cases were not easy to categorise. Corruption Watch also received service delivery complaints. It is investigating various allegations of corruption and is to release a report next month on corruption in the Joburg metro police department. The public can report cases by visiting www.corruptionwatch.org.za. Or sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or sending an SMS to 45142. This article was recently published in the Cape Argus on 12 March 2012. Excerpt Complaints about municipalities, traffic officers and the health sector featured most prominently in the complaints submitted to Corruption Watch in its first month, it was reported in the Cape Argus.