Any wrongdoing must be reported to police

Dear Corruption Watch I run a small business that is dependent on a single contract with a government department. I have evidence that the person who manages our supplier status is corrupt. If I blow the whistle, can I ensure our company doesn't lose the government business we need, or does South Africa's whistle-blower protection Read more >

Special unit leads to 16 arrests in Western Cape

By Chantelle Benjamin 16 March 2012 – The Western Cape government's efforts to combat fraud and corruption are yielding results, with the work of its specialised unit leading to the arrest of 16 people, including former health department employees, in George. The Western Cape's Forensic Investigation Unit, which is unique in that it partners with Read more >

Gauteng speaker investigated for tender, funds

15 March 2012 – A full investigation is underway into speaker of the Gauteng Legislature Lindiwe Maseko’s conduct, after media reports on alleged conflict of interest relating to a tender and the misuse of public funds. The investigation, formally announced on Friday 2 March, is being run by the Legislature’s Integrity Commissioner. It is headed Read more >

Corruption snapshot: 9 – 15 March

Motlanthe linked to bribes?   Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe's romantic partner Gugu Mtshali has allegedly been linked to a scheme to ‘'buy” government approval for a plan to sell helicopters to Iran, according to a report by the Sunday Times.   Mtshali, former De Beers executive Raisaka Masebelanga and others allegedly met with representatives of Read more >

Sekunjalo fishes for tender

By Chantelle Benjamin                                                                             15 March 2012 – A multimillion-rand tender by Sekunjalo to combat illegal fishing along the South African coastline is being investigated by the Competition Commission. The company’s R800-million tender is for the Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries. Competition commissioner Shan Ramburuth said on Wednesday 14 March that the commission was particularly Read more >

Watchdog body a hit with public

In its first month, Corruption Watch received 500 complaints from the public, the organisation said yesterday. Complaints about municipalities, traffic officers and the health sector featured the most prominently. The non-profit organisation was started by Cosatu in January. About a third of the cases involved industrial relations and consumer issues. It also received service complaints. Read more >

500 corruption complaints

Corruption Watch, the anti-corruption civil society organisation launched early this year, has already received 500 reports of alleged corruption. According to Corruption Watch spokesperson Bongi Mlangeni, 32% of the cases are related to grievances about banks, misconduct by lawyers, municipal mismanagement, and business-to-business fraud. Mlangeni said 25% of cases still required further assessment as they Read more >

Corruption ‘decreasing’

Gains were being made in the country's on-going battle against the scourge of fraud and corruption, civil society NGO Corruption Watch, yesterday reported. More than 500 complaints were received by the organisation after its launch in late January. The Cosatu-initiated organisation said that municipalities, traffic police officials and the health sector were at the top Read more >

Corruption Watch gets 500 cases

More than 500 cases of corruption were reported to Corruption Watch (CW) during their debut month, the civil society organisation said yesterday. The organisation that deals with corruption complaints by ordinary civilians from  around the country, said municipalities, traffic officers, and the health sector were repeatedly mentioned in the  corruption cases reported to them within Read more >