Elections 2019: ensuring that you can vote

With national elections coming up in a few months, it’s essential to ensure that you cast your vote and make your voice heard. Before going to the polls, though, there are certain steps that you should have taken to ensure that you won’t be turned away on the day. The first and most crucial step Read more >

Bribes kept govt officials loyal to Bosasa

Day two of testimony from former Bosasa executive Angelo Agrizzi started off on a charged note, with video evidence that showed CEO Gavin Watson and two of his directors packing and arranging stacks of money while inside a vault at the company offices. The video, said Agrizzi, was taken by then Bosasa chief financial officer Read more >

Bosasa lavish with bribes, former COO tells Zondo

Controversial facilities management company Bosasa spent between R4-million and R6-million monthly for bribes to senior government officials on the company’s payroll, in what CEO Gavin Watson called “monopoly money”. These were the words of Angelo Agrizzi, the former chief operations officer of Bosasa, and first witness to testify before the Zondo commission of inquiry into Read more >

“No-fee” schools turn away children who can’t pay

By Cally Ballack First published on GroundUp.org South African schools are divided into five categories known as quintiles. The quintiles range from the poorest to the least poor, with quintile 1 being the poorest 20% of schools in the country. Quintile 5 covers the least poor public schools and parents of children who go to Read more >

Civil society is key player in cutting out crime

By Kwazi Dlamini First published in City Press The African Union (AU) has marked 2018 as the African year of anti-corruption, with the theme of Winning the Fight against Corruption: A Sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformation. One of the AU’s weapons in its anti-corruption arsenal is the African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption Read more >

Corruption: the fatal cost of a sick healthcare system

By Melusi Ncala First published in The Star and the Cape Argus The journey of life is full of decisions. Whether the outcome is good or bad, we can be sure these decisions affect not only us directly, but our loved ones, colleagues and acquaintances too. The decision to pen this piece may seem fruitless Read more >

Global clean-up of money laundering

By Rhoda Weeks-Brown First published on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Al Capone had a problem: he needed a way to disguise the enormous amounts of cash generated by his criminal empire as legitimate income. His solution was to buy all-cash laundromats, mix dirty money in with clean, and then claim that washing ordinary Americans’ Read more >

Anti-corruption highlights of 2018

If anything, 2018 was even more of a momentous year than was 2017. Here are some highlights from the anti-corruption space, most of which involve government of government officials being held to account. We look forward to more of the same in 2019. ANC removes tarnished leaders from PEC The ANC in Gauteng showed decisive Read more >

Moyane down again, but seemingly not out

Update, 12 December 2018: Tom Moyane plans to challenge the High Court’s judgment, handed down yesterday. He will be heading back to the Constitutional Court to appeal the court’s dismissal of his firing by Ramaphosa. Former Sars head Tom Moyane is not a man who gives up easily. Dismissed by President Cyril Ramaphosa on 1 Read more >