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Making a racket – about
racketeering

By Tharin Pillay Racketeering enterprises tend to fall under the radar of most South Africans, but they are as damaging and serious as any other form of organised crime. To respond to this, we must make use of legal tools adapted to grappling with the problem. Pushing for racketeering prosecutions is a start. When I Read more >

Interpol red notice: what it means and why SA requested it

By Bernadine BensonFirst published on The Conversation: Africa The International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) has issued a red notice for two members of the wealthy but now disgraced Gupta family, Atul and Rajesh Gupta. This could pave the way for their arrest and extradition from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to face fraud and money Read more >

Solutions abound to SA’s graft problem – political will, not so much

By Karam Singh and Tharin Pillay First published on News24 Corruption Watch opened its doors 10 years ago on 26 January, to a warm reception from the media and government alike. The organisation’s primary aim is to facilitate public participation by providing citizens with a platform where they can report experiences of corruption.  On this front, we have Read more >

The facilitators and followers in the state capture project: Eskom

Despite his many refutations to allegations that he interfered in the operations of state-owned entities under his watch as minister of public enterprises between 2010 and 2014, Malusi Gigaba did in fact interfere in Eskom’s business dealings with Gupta-owned TNA Media. This is according to the state capture commission’s chairperson, Acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo. Read more >

SA must protect its whistle-blowers – or lose the fight against corruption

Source: Tech Financials South Africa will not win the war against corruption if it does not actively and adequately protect whistle-blowers, the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation said on 10 November 2021. “Corruption has become embedded in South African society and it robs the country of the ability to provide its citizens with employment, services and social support by damaging Read more >

How allies of Guptas gamed SA’s diamond trade

By Brenda Smith First published on OCCRP South Africa’s Gupta family is the subject of a sprawling commission that’s probing years of theft of state resources. An OCCRP investigation uncovers new details about how the family’s close allies systemically undervalued and sold off tens of millions of dollars’ worth of diamonds. The course of South Read more >