Shebeen owners slam ‘crooked’ cops

Shebeen owners in Pimville, Soweto, have accused SAPS officers from Kliptown police station of corruption. They claim their businesses are raided regularly and that their goods are confiscated – even though they have trading permits. Police officers harass them weekly, the shebeen owners in the area have told Corruption Watch. They often confiscate their goods, Read more >

Gauteng ‘big spenders’ saga hots up

By Chantelle Benjamin Corruption Watch can reveal that the investigations into Gauteng Local Government and Housing MEC Humphrey Mmemezi and Speaker Lindiwe Maseko were presented to the provincial Privileges and Ethics committee today (Wednesday 11 July) and will be debated at a special sitting of the legislature on Friday 13 July, despite Mmemezi’s resignation as Read more >

Richard Mdluli: a comprehensive timeline

Can’t get your head around the convoluted saga of suspended police crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli? Let’s start from the very beginning … 2012 26 June 2012 – New national police commissioner General Riah Phiyega appoints Major General Chris Ngcobo as acting head of Crime Intelligence and Protection and Security Services. 17 June 2012 – Read more >

City of Joburg responds after Friday zero feature

The City of Joburg has responded to Corruption Watch following our making them the "zero of the week" on Friday 29 June. In the response, Khanya Umlaw of the city manager's office said that the city would soon announce a number of important steps to address bribery and corruption in the Joburg Metro Police Department Read more >

City breaks JMPD report silence

The City of Joburg has responded to Corruption Watch following our making them the "zero of the week" on Friday 29 June. In the response, Khanya Umlaw of the city manager's office said that the city would soon announce a number of important steps to address bribery and corruption in the Joburg Metro Police Department Read more >

Step-by-step guide to tendering for government

Who issues tenders and where to find them: Tenders are issued by national and provincial government departments and municipalities, parastatals like Eskom, Spoornet and SABC Major national and provincial tenders are advertised on the Government Tender Bulletin, which can be obtained from the Government Printer, Private Bag X85, Pretoria, 0001 or downloaded online at http://www.info.gov.za/documents/tenders/index.htm Read more >

What makes a tender dodgy?

By Chantelle Benjamin A recent probe by Corruption Watch into a R13.6-million Department of Transport communication tender, which revealed several serious irregularities, highlights problems faced by government in trying to police billions of rands’ worth of tenders annually. The Corruption Watch report, which was given to the public protector on Thursday 23 June, revealed a Read more >

SA sees SAPS as most corrupt within the state – survey

Two-thirds of South Africans believe the most corrupt government officials are in the national police service, followed by those in the Department of Home Affairs – these are among the findings recently released as part of a Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) survey. The study, on perceptions of corruption in the country, was conducted with Read more >

Tender fraud must be probed

Are you faced with an ethical dilemma? Are you witnessing corruption but don’t know what to do about it? Ask the team of Corruption Watch experts what to do by writing to: letters@businesstimes.co.za and mark your letter ‘Dear Corruption Watch’. Dear Corruption Watch, I’m newly appointed to a government position involving me in procurement. I’m Read more >