Mogoeng: “Masters of corruption are everywhere”

By Canny MaphangaFirst published on News24 Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng says South Africa, the rest of the continent and the rest of the world will not be able to defeat corruption unless the narrative that it is a “black thing” is debunked. “We have channelled ourselves into believing that corruption can only be in the Read more >

No faith in Zuma’s corruption fight

By Valencia Talane As President Jacob Zuma stood to address Parliament and the rest of South Africa on the state of affairs in the country on Thursday, South Africans would have been divided between those who hoped against all odds that there would be a bold statement on accountability to corruption by government leaders, and Read more >

Public servants are willing to report corruption

Corruption Watch is two years old. In this period, spiralling corruption has become the most intensely discussed topic on the South African public agenda. It’s widely held to be a significant contributor to poverty and unemployment and to the service delivery protests that are rocking the country. South Africans will expect corruption to feature in Read more >

Lessons from the US in fighting corruption

Two weeks ago, Net1 Universal Electronic Payment System Technologies disclosed that it was being investigated by the US department of justice for violating the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Net1 is listed on the Nasdaq and the JSE. Its share price plummeted after the disclosure. The far-reaching Foreign Corrupt Practices Act criminalises corruption perpetrated outside Read more >

‘Government under attack from its own people’

The government sector across the continent got the heaviest beating in KPMG’s recently released Africa Fraud Barometer, developed to provide a bigger picture of fraud prevalence on the continent. According to the tool, reported cases of fraud decreased from 520 in the second half of 2011 to 503 cases in the first half of 2012, Read more >