Entries by Corruption Watch

Gold Mafia scandal to be investigated – but can SA authorities pull off a success?

President Cyril Ramaphosa has assured the country that implicated parties in the far-reaching network on money laundering revealed in Al Jazeera’s Gold Mafia docu-series, will be investigated. But some are sceptical that the country’s bumbling law enforcement authorities are capable of carrying such an investigation through to a successful conclusion.

SA universities corruption: problem more widespread than initially thought

Unisa is not the only university currently experiencing governance problems. Professor Jonathan Jansen says that universities have become so politicised that they are vulnerable to corruption. Political party leaders, he argues, use students who represent their parties through the Student Representative Council to advance corrupt agendas and usurp decisions made by councils overseeing the institutions.