Sleek salesman has me worried

Dear Corruption Watch I run the sales division of a large company. I have been worried that one of my employees is just too successful. He's go-getting and energetic, so perhaps my concerns are unfounded, but his ability to close transactions is almost 100%. Am I able to read his e-mails, or even hire a Read more >

Corruption snapshot: 3 – 9 May

Cabinet concerned about corruption and in-fighting within the SAPS Cabinet voices concern about high number of corruption cases within the police force but fail to discuss the issue of crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli. Cabinet on Friday expressed serious concern about corruption and in-fighting in the senior ranks of the South African Police Service (SAPS) Read more >

Mdluli shifted to new department

Crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli has been removed from his position announced Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa in Parliament on Wednesday. However, Mdluli who was controversially reinstated as crime intelligence boss in March after murder and fraud charges against him were questionably withdrawn, will not be suspended but rather moved to another division within the SAPS Read more >

The law for sale – a timeline

Where did it all begin? We examine the development of corrupt practices in the Johannesburg Metro Police Department – and efforts to curtail this corruption – over the past two decades. Mid-1990s – Before the JMPD is created traffic police in Johannesburg already have a reputation for corruption.  1996 – The newly appointed head of Read more >

Top graft fighters: keeping SA clean … or not?

Who are the forces to be reckoned with in the fight against corruption? We profile the top eight organisations that have been given the task of ridding our nation of this scourge. We take a look at the individuals who head these bodies and ask whether they are doing a good job. Thuli Madonsela – Read more >

Informal settlers homeless as housing dept stalls

More than 300 informal settlers in Sol Plaatje squatter camp near Roodepoort are still waiting for RDP houses they were promised in 1999. Although most of the houses have been built, many have been made uninhabitable by vandalism and illegal occupation. Despite this, officials from the regional housing department have persuaded the “owners” to sign Read more >

The Mdluli connection

Confused about who’s who in the unfolding scandal involving crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli? Our latest infographic gives you an introduction to the cast of characters in the Mdluli saga. (Click on the graphic to go to the hi-res version) Excerpt Confused about who’s who in the unfolding scandal involving crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli? Read more >

Fronting is criminal conduct

  Dear Corruption Watch I'd like to know if 'fronting' could be considered a corrupt practice. I have discovered that in several tenders for which my company has bid our competitors have listed BEE partners who have black CEOs but are only superficially benefiting historically disadvantaged individuals. They get the jobs and our legitimate empowerment Read more >

Cops who beat hawkers ID’d, but still at work

By Chantelle Benjamin Two weeks after being filmed assaulting an Ivory Park hawker, it appears the four Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) officers are still on duty, despite a probe being launched into the attack by the metro police’s internal affairs unit. JMPD spokesperson Wayne Minnaar would not say on Friday whether the officers, accused Read more >