Entries by Corruption Watch

‘SA firms lack grasp of anti-bribery law’

By Chantelle Benjamin 13 April 2012 – South African law places onerous obligations on local companies to ensure that they do not participate in corruption, bribery or fraud, whether within the country or abroad, yet few companies are fully aware of compliance requirements to the relevant legislation. This is according to Steven Powell, an executive […]

Competition details!

12 April 2012 – Last week activist Hugh Glenister invited young Southern Africans to submit ideas for a new anti-graft framework for the Hawks – now staggering stats have prompted him to up the prize purse by R200 000 and open the contest up to Southern Africans of all ages!   Entry forms are available […]

Corruption holding us back – 88% of SA’s youth

12 April 2012 – A staggering 88.1% of South African youth believe that corruption is holding the country back.  This is according to a survey conducted by mobile research firm, Pondering Panda, on Africa’s biggest social network, Mxit.  This figure, along with the other results of the survey, provide startling insight into perceptions of corruption […]

Prudence needed in Walmart deal

David Lewis, the head of Cosatu’s Corruption Watch, is not given to outbursts but he is prone to speaking his mind in a considered and rather fearsome fashion. As a former Competition Tribunal chairman and as an academic well-versed in industrial policy, it is probably worth paying some attention to his considered thoughts on the […]

Corruption snapshot: 5 – 11 April

ANC seen to condone corruption – Jordan   Former Arts and Culture minister Pallo Jordan has said there is a perception that the ANC condones corruption, SABC radio news reported on Wednesday.   “That perception will not be eliminated except by resolute and tough action against the corrupt in our ranks,” Jordan said during a […]

Committee urges better management of JHB finances

5 April 2012 – Recommendations to help the City of Johannesburg better manage its finances and improve service delivery have been tabled by the Municipal Public Accounts Committee (MPAC). This was revealed on Wednesday at a press briefing hosted by the committee to give an update on the city’s finances.   Committee chair Scelo Gcabashe’s […]

Fixing the Hawks Bill

5 April – Parliament has again come under fire over the draft South African Police Service Amendment Bill, also known as the Hawks Bill, which was tabled on 1 March. Both civil society organisations and constitutional law experts have voiced their opposition to much of the Bill, arguing that it is not only inadequate but […]