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CW to lay criminal charges against SARS commissioner

Corruption Watch issued a letter yesterday to the South African Revenue Services (SARS) commissioner, Tom Moyane, concerning his failure to act decisively on the findings of a report from the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC), detailing fraud and corruption by senior SARS employees, Jonas Makwakwa and Kelly-Ann Elskie. The anti-corruption organisation is disturbed by the manner Read more >

Business must get actively involved in nailing corruption

by David Lewis Corruption is "literally killing us". This was the view of a panellist at a recent Corruption Watch colloquium on business’s role in combating corruption, held at the Gordon Institute of Business Science. "Service delivery protests are a direct consequence of the public resources squandered by corruption," said Mark Lamberti, chairman of Transaction Read more >

Gordhan sets a standard for all to uphold

Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan has shown that it is possible to hold those in public office to the highest standards of accountability and protect the integrity of public office and institutions. He has acted swiftly, professionally and transparently, in a manner that befits his high office and that of the office of the South Read more >

What’s the real cost of corruption – part one

By Lorraine Louw It’s easy to point to the losers when it comes to government corruption – that would be the residents and citizens. It is much more difficult to quantify the actual cash lost, with various government departments and entities, as well as political parties and NGOs, turning out their own figures. In October Read more >

Man gets 15-year jail term for trying to bribe Sars

The South African Revenue Service sent out a stern warning against corruption today with news that a Gauteng man has been slapped a 15-year jail term for trying to bribe and then intimidate one of its officials. On Monday 15 October the Germiston Regional Court sentenced Humphrey Ngundwe to 10 years in jail on a Read more >