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Twenty years on: no more elimination of corruption

The 2014 national elections mark the 20-year anniversary of the ANC-led government and while views on whether or not the country’s fortunes have improved vary widely, even the most rosy-bespectacled of citizens would have a hard time denying that corruption has become a massive problem in recent years. Because there has been only one party Read more >

Corruption Watch exposes ‘fronting’ in R30m Mvula Trust contract

Corruption Watch has uncovered fronting in a R30-million tender won by Mvula Trust to manage the distribution of hundreds of millions of rand through a communities-based job-creation project. The revelations follow a four-month investigation after CW was approached last year by a whistleblower who alleged that rural development NGO Mvula Trust had obtained a government Read more >

Mvula Trust exposé: the latest

Rural development non-profit Mvula Trust has issued a press statement in response to Corruption Watch’s exposé of “fronting” in a R30-million tender won by the respected NGO for a job-creation project. The story was broken on 702 Eyewitness News and Daily Maverick by Alex Eliseev. Read the original article here and press statement here. Earlier Read more >

‘Political elite must put integrity above self-interest’

Corruption is eating away at Africa's biggest economy, stifling growth, marring its international reputation and, most importantly, hurting the poor, writes Transparency International’s managing director Cobus de Swardt. Now that the ANC has elected its leaders, it should recognise the problems, opportunities and challenges ahead and make combating corruption a priority. From allegations of dodgy Read more >

ANC’s new integrity commission raises eyebrows

News of establishing a Renewal Integrity Commission, announced by the ANC at its 53rd elective congress in Mangaung this week, has been met with cynicism by members of the public, who voiced their opinions on social media networks. What particularly concerns South Africans is the fact that members of the party’s 80-member National Executive Council Read more >