Here’s a snapshot of some of the corruption reports* we’ve received from the public recently, so you can get a feel for the kind of trends we're picking up: police officers from an organised crime unit taking bribes from criminals to avoid arrests, home affairs security guards wanting “payment” from foreign nationals, and a Johannesburg principal running a school near the CBD by his own rules.

Joburg cops living it up

“Officials at a police station in Johannesburg are receiving bribes from criminals in exchange to favours for avoiding possible arrests. This has been going on for some time now. They are driving expensive cars and building huge houses which they can’t afford. They buy property using their relatives’ names. Also officers from Pretoria who are dealing with cable theft for Telkom and Eskom. They are planning to meet with criminals this coming week, where they are expected to extort amounts in excess of over R200 000.”

Experienced something similar? Report it to Corruption Watch here.

Clerks want bribes from foreign nationals

“Please send some of your guys to the home affairs in **** and see the corrupt security guards and home affairs official. If we want to renew our papers they need money even to get inside we have to pay. My papers expired on the 18th of March. I am failing to do them bcoz they need money just go and check Mondays and Tuesdays for more info contact me.”

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Principal cheating the system

“Our principal is very autocratic an is actually the SGB (school governing body) himself, seeing that the SGB hears from him and does what he says and demand. The principal refuses to teach as per law and drives around daily using his personal car and claims cash weekly for kilometres driven. He occasionally would avail his car for errands to be run and would also claim cash for kilometres. He alleges that he perform his duties. He was awarded ‘ghost scores’ for class teaching while it was not on the time table. The matter was reported to the district office and the outcomes were not satisfactory. An ex-treasurer’s family member was awarded a building contract before his term ended.”

Experienced something similar? Report it to Corruption Watch here.

CEO in cahoots with supplier

“A ***Seta contract was awarded to unqualified bidder. The project was suspended due to non-performance. The supplier was allowed to continue even after poor performance. Supplier has back to back contract with *** who were also involved in another previous Seta programme that failed. *** have a relationship with CEO. I work for this Seta and everyone knows about it. More information available.”

Experienced something similar? Report it to Corruption Watch here.

*Extra details that could identify the reporter or the accused have been taken out.

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Here’s a snapshot of some of the corruption reports we’ve received from the public recently: police officers in Joburg taking bribes from criminals to avoid arrests, home affairs security guards wanting “payment” from foreign nationals, and a Johannesburg principal running a school near the CBD by his own rules.