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Working with young minds for change

By Janine Erasmus Final year law student Zola Valashiya is a man with a vision – and that is to get South Africans not just talking to, but communicating with each other. He feels that this is one of the tools that will help us to tackle a particularly prevalent scourge in our society – 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 >

Department learns corruption lessons

Corruption Watch recently met representatives of the Free State department of basic education in Bloemfontein to discuss the organisation's work to stop corruption in schools in the province. In the past year, following the launch of its schools-focused campaign, Corruption Watch has received hundreds of reports containing allegations of corruption in public schools from all Read more >

Economic crime plagues local business

As a nation, South Africa has many attractive features – and a few undesirable ones too. A fresh survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) reveals a few of the latter – bribery and corruption, procurement fraud, cybercrime, insider trading, and more. Titled the 2014 Global Economic Crime Survey, it unpacks economic crime in the country, and was Read more >

The corruption year ahead

With a bunch of high-profile corruption stories making newspaper headlines in 2013, South Africans have had a lot to read about. But there’s more to come – in 2014 we expect several cases to be wrapped up in court, and there’s the public protector’s Nkandla report, due out some time this month. Advocate Thuli Madonsela, the Read more >

We expose fraud at Soweto school after tip-off

By Gcina Ntsaluba Corruption Watch has found gross fraud and financial misconduct at a Soweto public school, Thubelihle Intermediate. Read the press release here. Following a tip-off from angry and exasperated teachers, Corruption Watch began a three-month investigation into allegations of financial misconduct levelled against the school principal and the former chair of the school Read more >

Corruption Watch exposé leads to suspensions

By Zaheer Cassim Three officials at Dr JS Moroka municipality near Witbank in Mpumalanga have been suspended after a Corruption Watch investigation exposed some very dodgy spending by procurement clerks employed by the municipality. Corruption Watch was alerted to the case when the accounting officer at a private company, who had been involved in supplying Read more >

Problems in North West

Municipalities in North West were hailed by the province’s leadership towards the end of 2012 for meeting auditor-general (AG) Terence Nombembe’s deadline for submitting their financial statements for that year – but what was not revealed at the time was that the achievement came with a R29-million bill for taxpayers. On Wednesday, Mail & Guardian Read more >

‘Government under attack from its own people’

The government sector across the continent got the heaviest beating in KPMG’s recently released Africa Fraud Barometer, developed to provide a bigger picture of fraud prevalence on the continent. According to the tool, reported cases of fraud decreased from 520 in the second half of 2011 to 503 cases in the first half of 2012, Read more >