CW investigations in the news

Two articles featuring the investigative work of Corruption Watch’s media team appeared in national newspapers recently. The first story, published on 29 May by the New Age, related to the suspension of three officials at the JS Moroka municipality in Mpumalanga. The original story was written by CW’s Zaheer Cassim. In the second case, senior Read more >

CW probe exposes gross fraud, misconduct at Soweto school

A tip-off from concerned teachers has prompted a Corruption Watch (CW) investigation into Thubelihle Intermediate School in Soweto, revealing gross fraud and financial misconduct. The probe forms part of CW’s effort to expose corruption in schools after the organisation noted high volumes of complaints implicating teachers, principals, and school governing body members in the last Read more >

Corruption Watch makes submissions on Mvula Trust to an independent enquiry probing government’s Community Work Programme

Corruption Watch has been granted permission to make written submissions to an enquiry initiated by the Department of Cooperative Government and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) to further investigate a number of allegations of illegality and complaints about the Community Work Programme (CWP). The CWP is under the spotlight following Corruption Watch’s exposé into the irregular awarding Read more >

Govt’s ‘name dropping’ proposal trivialises major administrative breakdown – David Lewis

Justice Minister Jeff Radebe’s proposal that a public service campaign be introduced to discourage a ‘negative culture of name dropping’ overlooks the real issues. Corruption Watch is responding to the findings of the inquiry into the Gupta wedding plane landing at Air Force Base Waterkloof on 30 April 2013. David Lewis, Corruption Watch’s executive director, Read more >

Top govt jobs drive under threat over R30m Mvula tender scandal

A company subcontracted irregularly by Mvula Trust to implement a flagship anti-poverty and job-creation programme for government is threatening to pull out, a move that could see thousands of people dependent on the project losing their source of livelihood. The threats are contained in an extremely disturbing email in Corruption Watch’s possession. The email is Read more >

Mdluli case: SJC, CW withdraw application to avoid delaying litigation

Social Justice Coalition (SJC) & Corruption Watch (CW) have formally withdrawn their application to intervene in the matter brought by Freedom Under Law (FUL) against General Richard Mdluli and others. FUL’s application aims to review and set aside the decisions taken to withdraw criminal and disciplinary charges against Mdluli, including the withdrawal of corruption charges. Read more >

Corruption Watch handles all complaints equally

The Corruption Watch Board has noted the recent allegations that Corruption Watch is using its investigative capacity to “meddle in Cosatu power battles”. The Board wishes to respond as follows: Corruption Watch received 1 500 cases of corruption from the public in 2012. Of the reports received, only 13 implicated unions. A preliminary investigation was Read more >

Call for complete overhaul of the Licensing of Businesses Bill

Corruption Watch believes that the Licensing of Businesses Bill, which will require anyone doing business to apply for a licence from their municipality, is open to corruption and abuse. The organisation calls for a complete overhaul. The Bill was gazetted by Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies, and sent out for public comment on 18 Read more >