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An eventful year – 2020 at the Zondo Commission, part 2

This is the second of two articles that look back at the year that was for the commission of inquiry into state capture, which closed public hearings for 2020 on Friday 11 December.  Read part 1 here. Early in August this year, relatively unknown Edwin Sodi made his first appearance before the commission of inquiry Read more >

SA’s echoes of leaders who plundered their countries

By Mandisi MajavuFirst published in The Conversation One of the shameful achievements of the African National Congress (ANC) in its 25 years of governing post-apartheid South Africa is that it’s living up to the political stereotype of what is wrong with post-colonial Africa – unethical and corrupt African leaders who exercise power through patronage. The widespread corruption Read more >

Has Mthimkhulu paid back Prasa millions?

By Thato Mahlangu It is unclear if a former employee of the troubled state-owned Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa), who was ordered to back millions by a high court last year after forging his university qualifications, has done so. Fake Prasa Dr Daniel Mthimkhulu loses bid for leave to appeal R5.7m judgment https://t.co/shZz0YPAbX Read more >

Activists protest against Prasa corruption

By Mary-Anne Gontsana and Katherine Liu First published on GroundUp Simo Kwepe was 16 when he was killed on the Cape Town Metrorail line last month. Keeno Abib died last year after he fell off a moving train while trying to get away from gangsters trying to rob him. It’s deaths such as these that Read more >

CW welcomes Hawks’ arrest of Vrede scandal suspects

Corruption Watch applauds the Hawks’ morning raid on the Gupta compound, and the subsequent arrests in relation to the Vrede dairy farm investigations, including that of Ajay Gupta. Also arrested was Free State’s agriculture department head, Peter Thabethe. The organisation has repeatedly called for those implicated in multiple corruption scandals to be held accountable and Read more >

CW urges deputy president to appoint new NDPP

Corruption Watch welcomes the serving of a court order to freeze assets of McKinsey and Trillian. This must naturally be followed by the commencement of criminal proceedings against these two firms as well as against the individual McKinsey, Trillian and Eskom executives and board members implicated in the wholesale looting of public resources. Corruption Watch Read more >

TI releases governance principles for SOEs

South Africa’s state-owned enterprises (SOEs) are not what could be described as the pride of the nation. The likes of Eskom, the Passenger Rail Association of South Africa (Prasa), the South African Post Office (SAPO), South African Airways (SAA), the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), and others have become a national embarrassment rather than a Read more >

CW joins civil society call for day of mobilisation

Corruption Watch joins civil society call for day of mobilisation Corruption Watch, in this week of multiple calls for action in response to recent cabinet shifts as well as the ratings downgrade, urges the public to join the march from the treasury building on Church Square to the Union Buildings on Friday, 7 April 2017. Read more >