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 >

Tjo-tjo: is our law for sale?

On Monday we release our hard-hitting report on corruption within the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD), highlighting the unit’s weaknesses and the extent to which traffic police abuse their power on the roads. The report will form part of a weeks-long national anti-bribery campaign, No more tjo-tjo, which will also be launched today. Tjo-tjo is Read more >

Bribes, breasts and Beemers – are they linked?

By Anonymous 19 April 2012 – Is it the car or the gender that has both the Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) and SAPS stopping this woman monthly – or are there more factors at play? I am a 40-something-year-old woman who drives a BMWZ3. I’m not sure if it’s because I am often alone 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 >

SIU probing R171-million worth of govt rot

By Chantelle Benjamin 18 April 2012 – At least four cases, valued at R171-million and involving several departments within government, are likely to be highlighted by the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) on 20 April when it reports to parliament on successful crime cooperative initiatives. The SIU’s investigation into the embattled SABC – believed to involve Read more >

Jumping the queue: an RDP housing exposé

16 April 2012 – Corruption Watch has spent two weeks gathering damning RDP housing-corruption evidence from the field and putting pressure on the authorities to respond – this is what we’ve uncovered … Residents of Pennyville, a mixed housing development near Soweto, were the first to open up. The community of about 10 000 residents live Read more >

‘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 Read more >

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 Read more >

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 Read more >