Join us at the VIP Youth Festival!

Corruption Watch is out and about next week – we’re joining forces with dynamic youth content agency, Livity Africa, for its #VIPYouthFest in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, from 16 – 18 June. There are live debates, music performances, poetry readings, comedy sketches, and a photographic exhibition, as well as Corruption Watch’s Bribe Detector test! Deep Linkhttps://www.corruptionwatch.org.za/content/join-us-vip-youth-festivalHome Intro Read more >

Heroes & zeroes

Another bad police story – our zero this week is former deputy national police commissioner Lt-Gen Hamilton Hlela, who has pleaded guilty in Pretoria’s Specialised Commercial Crimes Court to corruption and receiving kickbacks. Article TitleFormer top cop admits corruptionDeep Linkhttps://www.corruptionwatch.org.za/content/former-top-cop-pleads-guilty-corruption-kickbacksFeature Image

Our first hero

First hero reports Yeoville cops Corruption Watch’s first hero is Tebogo Sehlabane, a former resident of Yeoville who refused to be intimidated by an encounter with members of the South African Police Service. January 20, 2012 Tebogo Sehlabane is Corruption Watch’s first hero for taking a stand to stop police intimidation. The former Yeoville resident Read more >

Corruption becoming endemic

Corporate South Africa, starting with JSE listed companies, should play a decisive role in addressing the scourge of corruption that is strangling our democracy. Steven Powell January 12, 2012 It is imperative that business, the public at large and the government initiate anti-graft measures. In addition to the widely publicised arms deal scandal, there has Read more >

The other cost of corruption

In six years, not much of a dent has been made in the fight against corruption, according to the majority of South Africans, who have been surveyed about the issue in four different studies since 2004. The latest findings, from a survey done in October/November 2011 and released by TNS Research Surveys, show a majority Read more >

Cricket inquiry into bonus payments

It all started on a promising note for South Africa. It was the year 2009 and the Indian Premier League (IPL), a massive 20/20 cricket event, was in the limelight. A terror attack in Mumbai shortly before the IPL season was to kick off almost put the spoke in the wheel of the tournament. Faced Read more >

Corruption on the rise

A survey by the global coalition against corruption, Transparency International, has found that corruption and bribery are getting worse in southern Africa. The survey, Daily Lives and Corruption, Public Opinion in Southern Africa notes that 56% of people reported paying a bribe in the past 12 months and 62% of people felt that corruption in their Read more >

Arms deal inquiry

The Strategic Defence Procurement Package, better known to South Africans as The Arms Deal, first appeared on the country’s radar screen in 1998, after a procurement package for just under R30-billion was being signed. By September 1999 Cabinet had approved a set of contracts to acquire combat aircraft, naval vessels, including submarines, and other military Read more >

State leases: let the taxpayer foot the bill

The Department of Public Works (DPW) and the South African Police Service (SAPS) have come under fire for misusing public funds in 2009 in an attempt to lease two buildings for the police. It appeared that improper procurement procedures had been followed in sourcing two buildings for the SAPS, the Sanlam Middestad building in Pretoria Read more >