Cricket inquiry into bonus payments

It all started on a promising note for South Africa. It was the year 2009 and the Indian Premier League (IPL), a massive 20/20 cricket event, was in the limelight. A terror attack in Mumbai shortly before the IPL season was to kick off almost put the spoke in the wheel of the tournament. Faced Read more >

Corruption on the rise

A survey by the global coalition against corruption, Transparency International, has found that corruption and bribery are getting worse in southern Africa. The survey, Daily Lives and Corruption, Public Opinion in Southern Africa notes that 56% of people reported paying a bribe in the past 12 months and 62% of people felt that corruption in their Read more >

Arms deal inquiry

The Strategic Defence Procurement Package, better known to South Africans as The Arms Deal, first appeared on the country’s radar screen in 1998, after a procurement package for just under R30-billion was being signed. By September 1999 Cabinet had approved a set of contracts to acquire combat aircraft, naval vessels, including submarines, and other military Read more >

State leases: let the taxpayer foot the bill

The Department of Public Works (DPW) and the South African Police Service (SAPS) have come under fire for misusing public funds in 2009 in an attempt to lease two buildings for the police. It appeared that improper procurement procedures had been followed in sourcing two buildings for the SAPS, the Sanlam Middestad building in Pretoria Read more >