R1.5bn construction fines: ‘graft has consequences’

By Valencia Talane Large companies hoping to do work with government in future will have to heed a stern warning from the Competition Commission, which today slapped 15 construction firms with penalties amounting to R1.5-billion for tender-rigging and collusion for projects done between 2006 and 2010. Read the full press release here. The value of Read more >

The big business of corruption

Corruption seems to have become the norm and if big business can't keep its hands off public funds, can South Africans expect government to do so, asks Nickolaus Bauer in Mail&Guardian. Read the original article here. The alleged fixing of state construction contracts dominated newspaper headlines earlier this week, but soon petered out as allegations Read more >

These are your stories

Corruption Watch receives, on average, 100 reports of corruption a month and more than three reports per day. These are logged through our incident reporter form on our website, or by SMS, email, post, fax, social media or landline calls. From now on we’ll be bringing you a snapshot of some of the corruption reports Read more >