Net must close on vultures circling community mines

By Mashudu MasuthaFirst published in Business Day It is no secret that management of the broader societal issues in mining leaves much to be desired and that much of the dissatisfaction is attributed to the long history of mismanagement of community benefits and mining royalties. The 2018 Corruption Watch report on mining royalties illustrated the Read more >

Time to clean up that untruthful, exaggerated CV

By Kwazi Dlamini Since its inception in 2012, Corruption Watch (CW) has received more than 700 reports of irregular appointments of people who did not meet the minimum requirements, or people alleged to have forged their qualifications to apply for jobs. However, CW did not have the capacity to flag and investigate those alleged to Read more >

Competition watchdog warns of school uniform collusion

By Thato Mahlangu The Competition Commission is working hard to clamp down on school suppliers who are suspected of dominating in the supply and distribution of school uniform. Some school suppliers may be colluding with school management, including school governing bodies (SGBs), in inflating prices on school uniforms. Our 2018 Analysis of Corruption Trends (ACT) report highlighted Read more >

The problem of corruption in professional services

By Kwazi Dlamini A recent series of briefs by the Helen Suzman Foundation (HSF) has shed light on the role that four particular professional service industries have played in enabling corruption – these industries are law, accounting, auditing and management consulting. Among their members are names we have become used to hearing about, and not Read more >

Professionals – or professional wrongdoers?

By Kwazi Dlamini Characteristics of a profession: • The offering of a service to the public; • The possession of a special skill; • Having undergone specified training and education; • The possession of privilege or state recognition; • Membership to a self-disciplined group, with a “community of interest in theory and in fact among Read more >

Seriti commission’s findings set aside

The North Gauteng High Court has ruled to set aside the findings of the Seriti Commission of Inquiry investigating alleged corruption in the acquisition of arms by the South African government in 1999. The judgment follows an application by non-profit organisations Corruption Watch (CW) and Right2Know (R2K) to have the 2016 findings of the commission Read more >

A year of revelations at the Zondo Commission

By Valencia TalaneFirst published in The Sunday Independent Tuesday 20 August is the one-year anniversary of the public hearings of the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture. It had a relatively slow start, gaining momentum over the course of this year. The commission has heard evidence of alleged interference and corruption in state-owned entities Read more >

ConCourt to hear arguments on Electoral Act constitutionality

The Constitutional Court will tomorrow hear arguments around the the constitutionality (or unconstitutionality) of the Electoral Act, in the case of New Nation Movement NPC and Others v President of the Republic of South Africa and Others. The applicant, the New Nation Movement (NNM), is asking that the Electoral Act be amended to allow independent Read more >