Mdluli case: SJC, CW withdraw application to avoid delaying litigation

Social Justice Coalition (SJC) & Corruption Watch (CW) have formally withdrawn their application to intervene in the matter brought by Freedom Under Law (FUL) against General Richard Mdluli and others. FUL’s application aims to review and set aside the decisions taken to withdraw criminal and disciplinary charges against Mdluli, including the withdrawal of corruption charges. Read more >

Arms-deal probe latest: ‘Zuma, Seriti must act’

If the allegations of conflict of interest within the Arms Deal probe by a former investigator are found to be true, and evidence of corruption surfaces, then President Jacob Zuma should dismiss the commissioners. This is the view of Hennie van Vuuren, co-author of The Devil in the Detail and fellow at the Open Society Read more >

2013: corruption in the spotlight

As South Africans look to the year ahead, all signs are that the problem of corruption will keep lawmakers and anti-corruption organisations preoccupied. Several high-profile cases that we expect to be followed up involve senior public officials, including President Jacob Zuma. But will these go into the history books to mark the struggle against the Read more >

National Key Points Act laid bare

By now it is well known that the Department of Public Works has invoked the apartheid-era National Key Points Act in an attempt to frustrate a probe into the budgeted R203-million upgrade to President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla homestead, the Right2Know coalition reports. “It is the latest in a long history of strategic abuse of this Read more >

We want answers on R203m Nkandla revamp

Corruption Watch has written a letter to Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi asking for clarity on his comments regarding the planned R203-million upgrade to President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla homestead in KwaZulu-Natal. This follows media reports that Nxesi defended the department’s multimillion-rand revamp plans by saying they were in line with the Ministerial Handbook and formed Read more >

Give graft-busting agencies sharper teeth – NDP

The capacity of corruption-fighting agencies needs to be enhanced, and these bodies must have political will and support, according to the revised National Development Plan (NDP). Click here to view downloading options. The plan, presented to President Jacob Zuma during a joint sitting of parliament on Wednesday 15 August, says political will refers not only Read more >

Fighting graft top of new police chief’s agenda

By Wilma den Hartigh South Africa’s new national police commissioner, General Magwashi Victoria Phiyega, addressed members of the media for the first time yesterday, 14 June, at a press conference in Pretoria. Phiyega’s appointment, announced by President Jacob Zuma earlier this week on Tuesday, came as a surprise as she is not from within the Read more >