Govt employees enjoy millions in ‘suspended’ pay

By Lyse Comins The Gauteng Provincial Government has had a high number of disciplinary hearings due to alleged corruption and financial misconduct costing the state more than R4-million during the 2020/21 financial year. According to the State of Public Service in Gauteng report presented to the provincial legislature, a total number of 56 cases of Read more >

Municipalities improve corruption-reporting process

By Valencia Talane Protection for whistleblowers who report corruption within a municipality has been reinforced, thanks to new regulations that come into effect in July. The new Municipal Regulations on Financial Misconduct Procedures and Criminal Proceedings were gazetted into law on Friday 30 May. Through the Protected Disclosures Act (PDA), public officials who report acts Read more >

Integrity has its own champion

By Chantelle Benjamin The Gauteng Integrity Commissioner is unique in South Africa – no other province has one. The position is modelled largely on a Canadian system, but its history has not always been smooth sailing, with the occasional court case, questions raised by an accountability monitor and a precedent set in a ruling that Read more >