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CW’s 2019 corruption report to be released

In these uncertain times, as we head into a countrywide 21-day period of isolation, it is as important for us to keep our focus on the impact of corruption on the lives of everyone living in South Africa. Throughout 2019, Corruption Watch never wavered in its focus on the devastating effects of corruption, particularly in Read more >

Lottery fraud, corruption allegations to be probed

• A person ticks numbers on a lottery ticket. Image: Ashraf Hendricks. By Thato Mahlangu Parliament said on Wednesday 11 March 2020 that its trade and industry portfolio committee welcomes an investigation to uncover any fraud or corruption related to community organisation or non-governmental organisation funding. Freelance journalist Raymond Joseph has alleged that the National Read more >

Mkhwebane’s ‘confused’ CR17 findings set aside

By Thato Mahlangu The North Gauteng High Court’s judgment which was handed down on Tuesday, 10 March 2020, saw Public Protector Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s findings and remedial actions being dismissed. The findings and remedial actions, that were labeled as ‘confused’ by the court, had found President Cyril Ramaphosa to have had an improper relationship with Read more >

Efforts to end tax crime yield success

By Thato Mahlangu The South African Revenue Service (Sars) has been working hard to make sure that disobedient citizens are made to account for failure to comply with the law. Sars, through a statement, said on 28 February 2020 it had won a 10-year battle court against a “non-compliant taxpayer” after the constitutional court dismissed Read more >

Funds to fix crime and corruption

First published by SA News National Treasury has availed an additional R2.4-billion for utilisation by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), Special Investigating Unit (SIU) and the Hawks, as the government intensifies its war against crime and corruption. Delivering the 2020 Budget on Wednesday, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni said these funds would enable the appointment of Read more >

SA’s echoes of leaders who plundered their countries

By Mandisi MajavuFirst published in The Conversation One of the shameful achievements of the African National Congress (ANC) in its 25 years of governing post-apartheid South Africa is that it’s living up to the political stereotype of what is wrong with post-colonial Africa – unethical and corrupt African leaders who exercise power through patronage. The widespread corruption Read more >

Warrant of arrest issued for Zuma

By Thato Mahlangu Jacob Zuma’s failure to appear for the pre-trial hearing at the Pietermaritzburg high court led the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to ask the high court judge to issue a warrant of arrest for the troubled former president. There's an arrest warrant for Jacob Zuma for faking being sick. You can sell a whole Read more >

Imposter charged with extortion, impersonation

By Thato Mahlangu Investigations into bribery allegations at a Pretoria driving licence testing centre led to the arrest of a police imposter who had been taking bribes from motorists. A joint operation by members of the South African Police Service’s (Saps) Gauteng anti-corruption unit and National Traffic Anti-Corruption Unit (NTACU) led to the arrest of Read more >

Safety, corrupt tenders at health care centres under scrutiny

By Thato Mahlangu Tender irregularities and the lack of urgency in replacing a security company at a Durban hospital puts the lives of patients and staff at risk, warns a KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) based medical association. The South African Medical Association’s (Sama) KZN branch said on 14 January 2020 it was worried about the violent incidents Read more >