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All our correspondence in the Sars matter

Corruption Watch has written to the parliamentary standing committee on finance to request that, as the body that exercises oversight in respect of the South African Revenue Service (Sars), it urgently inquires into the secretive processes followed by Sars that have resulted in Jonas Makwakwa being cleared of all wrongdoing and returning to work. Makwakwa is alleged Read more >

CW seeks clarity on Sars employees’ reinstatement

Corruption Watch has recently been informed that the two South African Revenue Service (Sars) employees implicated by the Financial Intelligence Centre in money laundering and other criminal offences have returned to work. Jonas Makwakwa and Kelly-Ann Elskie were suspended late last year. The organisation has written to Sars commissioner Tom Moyane to establish whether or Read more >

All our correspondence in the Sars matter

Corruption Watch has laid charges against South African Revenue Services (Sars) commissioner, Tom Moyane, as well as two senior Sars employees, Jonas Makwakwa and Kelly-Ann Elskie. The latter two are charged with fraud and corruption and Moyane is charged with failing to act decisively on the findings of a report from the Financial Intelligence Centre Read more >

CW: SARS’ Moyane is not off the hook

On 25 October Corruption Watch wrote to the South African Revenue Service’s (SARS) commissioner Tom Moyane, informing him that we intended to lay criminal charges against him for not reporting corrupt activities – detailed in a Financial Intelligence Centre report and involving two senior SARS employees – to the Directorate of Priority Crime Investigation, or Read more >

National crime stats don’t help corruption fight

The national crime statistics released in parliament today do not provide the information necessary to strengthen the fight against corruption. Corruption Watch executive director David Lewis said that it appeared that the crime statistics categorise much of the reporting of corruption as common fraud.  However, it is essential to isolate those reports of white collar Read more >

Expert calls on gvt for independent graft-busting unit

Steven Powell, the head of forensics at law firm Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs, calls on government to show genuine political will for tackling corruption in South Africa by setting up an independent graft-fighting unit. The following was shared in his presentation at the recent Helen Suzman Foundation’s roundtable discussion on corruption: One of the key structural Read more >

Join us, businesses are urged

Corruption Watch director David Lewis has called on business owners to encourage their employees and customers to become active participants in the battle against corruption. Speaking at the White Collar Crime and Corruption Seminar held at Melrose Estate on 4 September, Lewis urged businesses to sign the organisation’s anti-corruption pledge, stressing that because business was Read more >

Anti-graft regulations: how to ensure compliance

SA’s latest anti-corruption weapon Section 43 of the regulations:   Section 43 of the regulations, accompanying the Companies Act, brings South Africa into line with an agreement with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), which requires that certain measures be taken to combat and prevent corruption.   South Africa and 142 other countries Read more >

New anti-graft rules: SA firms to take note

By Chantelle Benjamin South African firms are now accountable for the actions of the companies they contract to when it comes to corruption and are prohibited from funding political parties, according to new regulations for the Company Act, issued quietly last year. Read the guidelines to ensure regulations compliance here. Local companies are also bound Read more >