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State capture update: hope after recent spate of arrests, charges

A lengthy state ban on international consultancy giant; a former cabinet minister and member of parliament in court, multiple arrests in the North West transport scandal and changes to the final state capture report. All developments making headlines recently as the wheels of justice begin to turn in government’s response to the findings and recommendations Read more >

State capture-accused Bain sanctioned in UK – now for SA?

International consultancy firm Bain & Company has been banned from doing business with the UK government for three years, owing to its part in state capture in South Africa between 2015 and 2018. The ban will apply retrospectively from January this year. In evidence heard by the state capture commission last year, Bain’s former South Africa Read more >

Private sector needed at the state capture solutions table

When the state capture commission began its hearings in August 2018, its first witness was National Treasury’s acting chief procurement officer at the time, Ndleleni Mathebula. His testimony was an overview of the state’s public procurement system, its challenges and positives. He placed government’s average annual spending on procurement at R800-billion, and said the degree Read more >

We need much more: strengthening protection for whistle-blowers

By Kwazi Dlamini Today, 23 June, is World Whistleblower Day. It is another chance for us to acknowledge and appreciate the immense importance of blowing the whistle on corruption, and salute the courage of those who choose to come forward. Because whistle-blowing is one of the most effective ways to detect and prevent corruption, malfeasance, Read more >

Bain, Nedbank deny facilitating corruption in South Africa

By Prinesha NaidooFirst published on Bloomberg Global consultancy Bain & Co. and Nedbank Group Ltd., South Africa’s fifth-largest lender, denied wilfully facilitating or being party to corruption after a judicial inquiry found their conduct wanting in their dealings with state-owned firms.  A panel, headed by Acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, concluded in the first of Read more >