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Give graft-busting agencies sharper teeth – NDP

The capacity of corruption-fighting agencies needs to be enhanced, and these bodies must have political will and support, according to the revised National Development Plan (NDP). Click here to view downloading options. The plan, presented to President Jacob Zuma during a joint sitting of parliament on Wednesday 15 August, says political will refers not only Read more >

Integrity has its own champion

By Chantelle Benjamin The Gauteng Integrity Commissioner is unique in South Africa – no other province has one. The position is modelled largely on a Canadian system, but its history has not always been smooth sailing, with the occasional court case, questions raised by an accountability monitor and a precedent set in a ruling that Read more >

Report on Gauteng speaker expected in June

By Chantelle Benjamin The Gauteng ethics and privilege committee is expected to receive a report next month detailing allegations of a conflict of interest and misuse of public funds by provincial speaker of the legislature Lindiwe Maseko. It is not clear when in the month the report will be submitted to the Gauteng legislature, as Read more >

Gauteng speaker investigated for tender, funds

15 March 2012 – A full investigation is underway into speaker of the Gauteng Legislature Lindiwe Maseko’s conduct, after media reports on alleged conflict of interest relating to a tender and the misuse of public funds. The investigation, formally announced on Friday 2 March, is being run by the Legislature’s Integrity Commissioner. It is headed Read more >

Our Speaker’s mouth-watering shopping list

The Speaker of the Gauteng legislature requested that her office buy groceries amounting to thousands of rand. The request was granted and was signed for by the head of finance. The shopping order for Lindiwe Maseko took place in March last year and was sent to the City Spar in Meyersdal, where groceries consisting mainly Read more >

When public service and business collide

Gauteng speaker Lindiwe Maseko’s recent comments to media that she declared her financial interests, and that she does not believe there is a conflict in her daughter catering for a legislature function, has raised the ire of political parties and civil society. Most politicians declare their financial interests comfortable in the knowledge that the information Read more >