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‘Local government the weakest link’

Financial woes plaguing local government create an ideal environment for fraud and corruption to fester, the South African Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) said this week. This was in reaction to Auditor -General Terence Nombembe’s statement that financial controls in government departments are slipping, particularly in municipalities. He was talking at a public sector forum convened Read more >

Corruption Watch exposes ‘fronting’ in R30m Mvula Trust contract

Corruption Watch has uncovered fronting in a R30-million tender won by Mvula Trust to manage the distribution of hundreds of millions of rand through a communities-based job-creation project. The revelations follow a four-month investigation after CW was approached last year by a whistleblower who alleged that rural development NGO Mvula Trust had obtained a government Read more >

Mvula Trust exposé: the latest

Rural development non-profit Mvula Trust has issued a press statement in response to Corruption Watch’s exposé of “fronting” in a R30-million tender won by the respected NGO for a job-creation project. The story was broken on 702 Eyewitness News and Daily Maverick by Alex Eliseev. Read the original article here and press statement here. Earlier Read more >