Foreign laws on bribery can apply to SA firms

Are you faced with an ethical dilemma? Are you witnessing corruption but don’t know what to do about it? Ask the team of Corruption Watch experts what to do by writing to: letters@businesstimes.co.za and mark your letter ‘Dear Corruption Watch’. Dear Corruption Watch, I’m on the board of a company that has listed American Depository Read more >

Individual citizens can and must combat graft

Are you faced with an ethical dilemma? Are you witnessing corruption but don’t know what to do about it? Ask the team of Corruption Watch experts what to do by writing to: letters@businesstimes.co.za and mark your letter ‘Dear Corruption Watch’. Dear Corruption Watch, Each year South Africa loses up to 20% of its procurement budget Read more >

How to use the new Companies Act

Are you faced with an ethical dilemma? Are you witnessing corruption but don’t know what to do about it? Ask the team of Corruption Watch experts what to do by writing to: letters@businesstimes.co.za and mark your letter ‘Dear Corruption Watch’. Dear Corruption Watch, Last month I read a news story about a test case for Read more >

Diary of a whistleblower

While Solly Tshitangano fought a lonely two-year battle, sometimes fearing for his life, the real victims in the sorry saga of Limpopo’s textbooks are the schoolchildren who have lost out half-a-year of education – and will struggle to complete the year successfully. View the full timeline of events here. Solly Tshitangano is a hero; he Read more >

Tender fraud must be probed

Are you faced with an ethical dilemma? Are you witnessing corruption but don’t know what to do about it? Ask the team of Corruption Watch experts what to do by writing to: letters@businesstimes.co.za and mark your letter ‘Dear Corruption Watch’. Dear Corruption Watch, I’m newly appointed to a government position involving me in procurement. I’m Read more >

Disclosure should be mandatory

Are you faced with an ethical dilemma? Are you witnessing corruption but don’t know what to do about it? Ask the team of Corruption Watch experts what to do by writing to: letters@businesstimes.co.za and mark your letter ‘Dear Corruption Watch’.   I represent a public interest organisation that aims to inform and educate the public on the Read more >

Sleek salesman has me worried

Dear Corruption Watch I run the sales division of a large company. I have been worried that one of my employees is just too successful. He's go-getting and energetic, so perhaps my concerns are unfounded, but his ability to close transactions is almost 100%. Am I able to read his e-mails, or even hire a Read more >

Fronting is criminal conduct

  Dear Corruption Watch I'd like to know if 'fronting' could be considered a corrupt practice. I have discovered that in several tenders for which my company has bid our competitors have listed BEE partners who have black CEOs but are only superficially benefiting historically disadvantaged individuals. They get the jobs and our legitimate empowerment Read more >

Stop bribing those traffic cops

Dear Corruption Watch    I am a taxi driver. I work long hours under stressful conditions. I try my best to keep my taxi in repair, obey traffic regulations and make a living for my family.   But sometimes I don't know what to do. The cops are always stopping us. Last month I got Read more >