Posts

Madonsela lifts lid on post office fraud

Public protector Thuli Madonsela yesterday released her report into irregularities, including corruption, maladministration and improper conduct, at the South African Post Office (Sapo). She found that some of the allegations were substantiated, while others were without substance. Titled Postponed Delivery, the report related mainly to the ten-year lease for Sapo’s new head office at Eco Read more >

Spotlight on the public service in September

September is Public Service Month in South Africa. This year’s month-long event takes place under the theme Reinventing the way Public Servants Work: Batho Pele "Putting People First". During this period South Africans are asked to reflect on the public service and its ability to deliver quality services that meet their expectations in the spirit Read more >

President Zuma a key hurdle to fighting corruption

President Zuma’s response to Parliament regarding the R200-million upgrade is yet another demonstration of his disturbingly low commitment to fighting corruption in South Africa. “While we don't think that history is made by individuals, President Zuma’s personal conduct has clearly become a major obstacle to fighting corruption,” said David Lewis, executive director of Corruption Watch. Read more >

Protector to work more closely with state

On 14 August the public protector launched her annual stakeholder dialogue, with the aim this year of building stronger working relations between her office and other organs of state. The 2014 theme is Joining hands in a partnership against maladministration and corruption. Speaking at the Wits Business School, Thuli Madonsela remarked that the timing of Read more >

Low-income housing: more transparency needed

Since 1994, the government has driven large-scale delivery of state subsidised homes to low-income families across the country. In the past 19 years, nearly two-million subsidised homes have been built, mostly in the Reconstruction and Development Programme and Breaking New Ground housing projects. It is a notable achievement by any measure. But all is not Read more >