Government’s not so reliable food-delivery service

By Kwazi DlaminiFirst published in City Press South Africans with the means to do so have been using the tap of a finger for meals to be delivered to their homes, since the country went into Covid-19 coronavirus lockdown level 4 earlier this month. Between technical glitches that hampered said deliveries and complaints over the Read more >

Auditor-General has eye on Covid-19 relief package

The Auditor-General (AGSA) has briefed Parliament on its role during the Covid-19 disaster, and given insight into possible delays in the Municipal Finance Management Act (MFMA) and Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) audits. Both audit processes are crucial to managing the use of the public purse as they track and identify irregular spending, among others. Read more >

Covid-19 has worsened an already tough situation

Tsietsi Willem Moshebi Lockdown has been an experience that I will never forget, with the coronavirus being the reason for the deaths of many people around the world. People like myself and millions others nationwide were vulnerable even before Covid-19 came and disrupted lives. I have been without a job for more than a decade Read more >

Law enforcers are locking down procurement corruption

Law enforcement agencies have said they are stepping up their efforts to curb public procurement corruption. During a joint presentation, which was held almost two weeks ago, the Special Investigating Unit (SIU), the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and the Hawks assured members of Parliament (MPs) that these units are working towards rooting out corruption in Read more >

CSOs request resumption of Zondo hearings

TO: Deputy Chief Justice Raymond ZondoThe Chairperson Judicial Service Commission of Inquiry into allegations of State Capture ‘The Zondo Commission’ c/o Acting Secretary of the Commission, Ms B Tshabalala Per email: BridgitteS@commissionsc.org.za; Communication liaison with Commission, Ms Nicky Prins Per email: NickyP@commissionsc.org.za. 27 May 2020 Dear Judge Zondo, RE: State Capture Commission of Enquiry Hearings Read more >

Covid-19 and corruption – two risks, one opportunity

By Peter GloverFirst published on the Global Anti-corruption Blog The immediate consequences of Covid-19 are visible and visceral for everybody, even as some feel the effects more than others. In addition to reshaping everyday life, Covid-19 will also transform global governance – including with respect to corruption and related issues. In this post I want Read more >

We have to make the water sector an island of integrity

By Mike Muller and Barbara SchreinerFirst published in the Sunday Times By the end of the 2018/2019 financial year the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) had a staggering R16.5-billion in irregular expenditure and was, in the words of the chair of parliament’s standing committee on public accounts, insolvent. On 13 May the minister of Read more >

Dear Mr President, let us help keep the vultures at bay

By civil society organisationsFirst published on Daily Maverick Dear President Cyril Ramaphosa  We, the undersigned organisations, commend you for the decisive action taken over the last few weeks in dealing with the Covid-19 crisis. We note the efforts of the state in placing the health and wellbeing of people at the forefront of decision-making.  However, Read more >

Water department making progress in corruption investigations

In March 2020 Corruption Watch (CW) and the Water Integrity Network (WIN) released an important report, Money down the Drain: Corruption in South Africa’s water sector, which examined the extent and drivers of corruption in the water and sanitation sector and made recommendations on actions to be taken to address such corruption and maladministration. The report Read more >