Global corruption snapshots: 13 Nov 2014

ICC anti-corruption code approved The International Cricket Council (ICC) this week approved its revised anti-corruption code, according to It is, however, up to local cricket boards to allow banned players to return early to domestic competition. For a player to return to domestic competition before the expiry of his ban, he would need the Read more >

2013 Corruption Snapshots

By Kavisha Pillay 2013 has been a year tainted with allegations of corruption of all kinds, many of which made newspaper headlines across the country. Corruption Watch takes a look at this year’s big corruption-related stories. JANUARY  North West legal fees – 2 January The North West’s standing committee on public accounts (Scopa) announced that Read more >

Corruption snapshots: 2013 so far …

By Kavisha Pillay It’s tough to keep up with the scandals continually staining our rainbow nation, so to make the task that much more manageable, Corruption Watch has drawn up a timeline of events. It’s quick and easy to check progress on graft cases, and catch up on new corruption stories. Like a one-stop shop, Read more >

Corruption snapshot: 9 – 17 May

SA faces ‘failed state status’ over graft, warns SC South Africa is staring “failed state status” in the face and urgent steps are needed to address the scourge of corruption. This is the view of Paul Hoffman, SC, from the Institute for Accountability in Southern Africa, who has told the Cape Town Press Club that Read more >

Corruption snapshot: 3 – 9 May

Cabinet concerned about corruption and in-fighting within the SAPS Cabinet voices concern about high number of corruption cases within the police force but fail to discuss the issue of crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli. Cabinet on Friday expressed serious concern about corruption and in-fighting in the senior ranks of the South African Police Service (SAPS) Read more >

Corruption snapshot: 26 April – 2 May

Nzimande urges united anti-corruption fight Sacp general secretary Blade Nzimande yesterday called on workers and labour leaders to fight corruption with Cosatu. Nzimande was speaking at the national Workers’ Day rally in Botshabelo outside Bloemfontein. ANC president Jacob Zuma and tripartite alliance leaders also addressed the crowds. Nzimande said: “Cosatu is seen by some as Read more >

Corruption snapshot 19 – 25 April

  SIU’s ability to investigate corruption at risk   Parliament warns that the Special Investigating Unit’s ability to investigate corruption in state departments will soon be dramatically curtailed as a result of budget constraints.   The Special Investigating Unit’s ability to investigate corruption in state departments will soon be dramatically curtailed as a result of Read more >

Corruption snapshot: 12 – 18 April

Fight against corruption at crucial point   South Africa deserves to have the best possible machinery in its fight against corruption, says Advocate Paul Hoffman, director of the Institute for Accountability in Southern Africa and senior counsel for Hugh Glenister.   Addressing a forum at the Gordon Institute of Business Science in Johannesburg on Tuesday, Read more >

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 Read more >