Govt to track employees who resign to avoid disciplinary processes

It happens in government and the private sector, over and over – employees fingered in irregular activities resign before disciplinary proceedings can be instituted against them or before a sitting disciplinary committee can make a recommendation. By so doing, these employees hope to escape accountability for their actions. In the words of Eskom CEO Andre Read more >

Slow but sure: AG’s MI monitoring yielding results

Image: MM Sakonda & Associates On 13 May 2021 the MEC of health in the North West, Madoda Sambatha, first officially announced the opening of the Jouberton Healthcare Centre in Klerksdorp. This development was to be a major relief for a province which for years has been dogged by public healthcare controversies. A media release Read more >

ED of TI Madagascar summoned after denouncing corruption

Image: Publish What You Pay First published on Amnesty International Responding to the questioning of the executive director of Transparency International Initiative Madagascar (TI-MG) Ketakandriana Rafitoson by the police this afternoon (23 November), Muleya Mwananyanda, the regional director for Amnesty International East and Southern Africa Regional Office, said: “The Madagascar authorities must refrain from the Read more >

BO registry, EITI implementation can benefit South Africa

By Schalk BurgerFirst published on Mining Weekly Establishing a beneficial ownership registry in South Africa will help to improve financial transparency, the transparency of value chains and provide information for companies and the public about companies and who owns and controls them. These were some of the benefits highlighted in two new reports, commissioned by Read more >

CW releases two new reports on beneficial ownership transparency in SA mining

On Tuesday 22 November 2022 Corruption Watch (CW) launched not one, but two new reports, both relating to beneficial ownership transparency (BOT) in South Africa’s extractives sector. The organisation also hosted a webinar with guest speakers Michael Barron and Tim Law, experts in the fields of beneficial ownership and implementation of the Extractives Industries Transparency Read more >

AG flags R12bn material irregularities loss across departments

Auditor-General Tsakani Maluleke’s extended powers are starting to bear fruits, with more positive responses from provincial and national departments. She warns, however, that proper oversight and accountability measures remain a challenge, with only 6% of departments and other audited entities obtaining clean audits. Maluleke released the latest audit outcomes for the 2020/21 financial year on Read more >

Honest Prasa worker refuses corrupt money, exposes insurance fraud

Image: Wikimedia Commons. Used under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license By James StentFirst published on GroundUp and republished under an Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International license A Prasa investigation has uncovered a multi-million rand scam involving bogus insurance claims.The scam was uncovered because of the honesty of one of Prasa’s lowest-paid people. Zethembiso Dladla came Read more >

Weakened law-making system leads to inadequate legislation

Image: Wikimedia Commons, used under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license South Africa’s law-making regime is another casualty of the corruption and mismanagement that was prevalent during the state capture years, writes Caroline James, advocacy co-ordinator at amaBhungane. Here she describes how amaBhungane and Corruption Watch had to rush to get their joint submission Read more >