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Global corruption snapshots: 22 January 2015

Pressure grows on Fifa as secret FA documents made available to MPs A pressure group has called for a new Fifa reform commission to lead a fundamental overhaul of football’s scandal-hit world governing body. Speaking at the New Fifa Now summit in Brussels, the MP Damian Collins said the new commission should be overseen by Read more >

All kinds of corruption in the arms deal

By Lee-Ann Alfreds Schabir Shaik and Tony Yengeni are well known to South Africans. Fana Hlongwane and Johnny Kamerman are not. But now their names have entered the public domain. Hlongwane and Kamerman have been subpoenaed to answer questions about their roles in  South Africa’s controversial 1999 arms deal – synonymous with bribes, dodgy and Read more >

Call to root out ICT corruption

Source: IT-Online  As fraud and corruption in the ICT industry reach epidemic proportions, there are calls for an independent body to bring stakeholders together in a bid to chart how widespread the problem is, and to thrash out a solution. An upcoming independently-moderated discussion forum may pave the way – see the bottom of this Read more >

Armscor clarifies aspects of arms deal procurement

By Lee-Ann Alfreds They have formed a procession of grey men, with Afrikaans surnames and titles such as programme manager, acquisitions manager and chief financial officer. But while Robert Vermeulen, Johan Odendal, Jacobus Grobler, David Griesel and Henderich de Waal Esterhuyse have not necessarily provided headline-grabbing testimony, they have been important witnesses for the Arms Read more >

Clean cops face dim fate – union

By Chantelle Benjamin Traffic officers who choose not to get involved in corruption face being ostracised, intimidated or edged out of their positions, according to researchers and unions involved with metro police departments. The situation is unlikely to improve without proper remuneration and training, and the political will to hold officials accountable, the sources say, Read more >