More of your schools stories: Fees stolen for Thai trip

Here’s a snapshot of some of the reports* on schools we’ve received from the public recently so you can get a feel for the kind of trends we’re picking up: a principal in Mpumalanga using school fees to fund his romantic getaway to Thailand and an outraged school treasurer who speaks out about the thieving Read more >

Corruption Watch sees spike in schools reports

By Valencia Talane Nepotism, stealing public money and extortion: not really the crimes you’d associate with institutions of learning, but they’re crippling many of our country’s public schools – as recent reports from concerned teachers, parents and community members shows. • Also read Stealing hope from the next generation Corruption Watch has recorded an upsurge Read more >

Schools stories: drunk principal with sticky fingers

Here’s a snapshot of some of the reports* on schools we’ve received from the public recently, so you can get a feel for the kind of trends we’re picking up: an education department clerk offering jobs to friends and family, learners at a no-fees school forced to give teachers money, and a drunken principal embezzling Read more >

These are your stories: schools in trouble!

Here’s a snapshot of some of the reports* on schools we’ve received from the public recently, so you can get a feel for the kind of trends we’re picking up: an “untouchable” principal on Gauteng’s East Rand, a teacher with a dodgy past at a school near Dundee in KwaZulu-Natal who seems to be pilfering Read more >

Corruption-watching starts as schools go back

As bells ring and classes kick off for the 2013 academic year, Corruption Watch begins its monitoring of schools – a big focus for the organisation this year. Since launching we’ve received more than 60 reports of possible corruption in schools, mostly involving the embezzlement of funds by principals and administrators, corruption in procurement processes Read more >

Joburg shows us its bribery-beating plan

Corruption Watch met with senior officials from the City of Joburg recently to advocate for urgent and stronger action against corruption and bribery in the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD). The meeting was a follow up on the April launch of Corruption Watch’s ‘No more tjo-tjo campaign’ and the release of ‘The law for sale’ Read more >

Corruption Watch calls for ‘no more tjo-tjo’

Launching its campaign on 23 April 2012, Corruption Watch revealed that in 2010 one in four Johannesburg drivers was asked for a bribe by the metro’s traffic officers – a total of 150 000 drivers during a single year. The figures come from a Statistics SA 2010 survey. “Bribery is a major problem in South Africa,” Read more >

One in four JHB drivers asked for bribe – research

Releasing its report into bribery in the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD), Corruption Watch has called on the City of Johannesburg to “get real” and recognise the high extent of traffic cop bribery on the roads. Read the full report here. The civil society organization is also launching a nationwide “no more tjo-tjo” campaign to Read more >