Corruption insults those who fought for freedom

The high levels of corruption in South Africa should be seen as a form of sacrilege of the graves of those who died fighting for freedom in Sharpeville on March 21 1960 and elsewhere in the country. Corruption is undermining the very rights that many sacrificed to gain. Mind you, Sharpeville is the very place Read more >

Any wrongdoing must be reported to police

Dear Corruption Watch I run a small business that is dependent on a single contract with a government department. I have evidence that the person who manages our supplier status is corrupt. If I blow the whistle, can I ensure our company doesn't lose the government business we need, or does South Africa's whistle-blower protection Read more >

How the wife could get you into trouble

Dear Corruption Watch  I work for a parastatal and sit on some of the boards reviewing tender proposals.   My wife works for a business which often submits proposals to secure government work, but up until now has not pitched for business from the department where I work.   Her business will be doing so Read more >

Rival tender far more expensive than mine

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 run a small service business that has, from time to time, tendered for government contracts. I am a black woman with a professional Read more >

The law trumps confidentiality agreements

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 am an adviser and bound by confidentiality agreements with my clients. I have Read more >

Beware of ‘friends’ bearing gifts

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 When is a gift a bribe? I am a fairly senior civil servant on a decision-making panel that awards Read more >

How can I get rid of the dodgy directors?

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 sit on a board of a large company. We are a highly complex business that supplies large-scale infrastructure services Read more >

Paying bribes can be costly in the long run

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 My company has recently been engaged in a business transaction in Asia. We have a policy of consultation and Read more >