Cwele derails progress

  The progress made in the fight against the secrecy bill was reversed this week when State Security Minister Siyabonga Cwele asked MPs to reconsider the decision to scrap a highly contested clause, a move that would further stifle the free flow of information and transparency in South Africa.   Minister Siyabonga Cwele is our Read more >

Joburg acts tough on ‘corrupt’ employees

The City of Johannesburg has confirmed the arrest of five of its employees from the Building Control Department by the Hawks on 31 October 2012. This was for their alleged involvement in a R10-million scam to defraud council funds for the submission of building plans over a 12-month period. This also follows the recent five Read more >

Small cricket clubs battered

By Zaheer Cassim Reggie Seane is the captain of the premier team at Kagiso Cricket Club, in Mogale City. He sits in a cold and grey change room conducting a meeting with four other men; they are discussing the state of the team. Outside, four junior players practice in the nets with tattered balls. Their Read more >

Fraud, bribery top anti-corruption hotline list

More cases of fraud and bribery, involving police and government officials, are reported to the National Anti-Corruption Hotline than other corrupt activities. Fraud and bribery have been the most common allegations lodged through the National Anti-Corruption Hotline (NACH) since it was established, according to a Public Service Commission (PSC) document titled “Measuring the effectiveness of Read more >

Majola is off the team

By Zaheer Cassim It’s game over for Gerald Majola. The former cricket boss has used up his final review and the third umpire has ruled that he needs to hit the showers. In March, Majola, at the time the chief executive of Cricket South Africa (CSA), was suspended after he was found guilty of paying Read more >

Vigilance brings results

We’ve a whole bunch of heroes this week, whose collective actions have helped to clean up the mean streets of the city of gold – those civic-minded folk who report, and continue to report, traffic cop bribery and other nefarious act by City officials to Corruption Watch. It was their tip-offs that prompted Corruption Watch Read more >

Spotlight on Corruption Watch reporting trends

Corruption Watch (CW) has been invited to make a presentation at the Institute for Security Studies’ international conference on crime and criminal justice this afternoon – we’d thought we’d share with you the nuts and bolts of what’ll be discussed: A total of 945 reports of corruption have been lodged with the organisation between 1 Read more >

More calls for Manase report release

The Manase report into dodgy dealings by officials and politicians in eThekwini reared its ugly head again this week, threatening to add a few more bumps to President Jacob Zuma’s road to Mangaung. A summarised version of the report was released in February. It found that there had been more than a billion rand in Read more >

Corruption Watch needs you!

The City of Joburg’s anti-corruption plan, tailored according to Corruption Watch’s recommendations and launched today, is a victory for active citizens who spoke out and took a stand with us against bribery and abuse on Joburg’s roads. Firstly, we’d like to congratulate the City for listening and taking action after the April release of our Read more >