Net must close on vultures circling community mines

By Mashudu MasuthaFirst published in Business Day It is no secret that management of the broader societal issues in mining leaves much to be desired and that much of the dissatisfaction is attributed to the long history of mismanagement of community benefits and mining royalties. The 2018 Corruption Watch report on mining royalties illustrated the Read more >

Time to clean up that untruthful, exaggerated CV

By Kwazi Dlamini Since its inception in 2012, Corruption Watch (CW) has received more than 700 reports of irregular appointments of people who did not meet the minimum requirements, or people alleged to have forged their qualifications to apply for jobs. However, CW did not have the capacity to flag and investigate those alleged to Read more >

Competition watchdog warns of school uniform collusion

By Thato Mahlangu The Competition Commission is working hard to clamp down on school suppliers who are suspected of dominating in the supply and distribution of school uniform. Some school suppliers may be colluding with school management, including school governing bodies (SGBs), in inflating prices on school uniforms. Our 2018 Analysis of Corruption Trends (ACT) report highlighted Read more >

CW goes to Supreme Court in CPS R316m appeal

Corruption Watch will be in attendance at the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) on 10 September 2019, in an appeal to the North Gauteng High Court judgment in March 2018 that ordered Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) to repay R316-million to the South Africa Social Services Agency. CPS was refused leave to appeal by the High Read more >

High Court’s Seriti judgment should cheer commission-weary SA

By Caroline James and Tara DavisFirst published on Maverick Citizen When Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane suggested in Parliament last month that President Cyril Ramaphosa appoint a commission of inquiry into the disgraced company Bosasa (now known as African Global Operations), the collective sigh of exasperation around the country was almost audible. Commissions of inquiry Read more >

The problem of corruption in professional services

By Kwazi Dlamini A recent series of briefs by the Helen Suzman Foundation (HSF) has shed light on the role that four particular professional service industries have played in enabling corruption – these industries are law, accounting, auditing and management consulting. Among their members are names we have become used to hearing about, and not Read more >

Professionals – or professional wrongdoers?

By Kwazi Dlamini Characteristics of a profession: • The offering of a service to the public; • The possession of a special skill; • Having undergone specified training and education; • The possession of privilege or state recognition; • Membership to a self-disciplined group, with a “community of interest in theory and in fact among Read more >

Police graft leads the way in latest CW report

In its latest report released today, Corruption Watch spotlights the 1 591 brave whistle-blowers who have exposed corruption in different sectors across the country, suggesting a determination to continue to act in the face of widespread corruption in South Africa. The 2019 Analysis of Corruption Trends Report, the third edition of this half-yearly publication, also Read more >