No consciences in social grant fraud

A nursing sister at a provincial hospital is alleged to be receiving a child support grant for a child that does not exist. Through a connection at the home affairs department, presumably, the nurse managed to get a birth certificate made for this “child” so she could be eligible to receive a child support grant. Read more >

SAPS must investigate SASSA tender

Corruption Watch is prepared to take further action based on the Constitutional Court’s findings that declared illegal and invalid the award of a R10-billion contract by the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) to Cash Paymaster Services (CPS). Welcoming the Constitutional Court’s judgment, Corruption Watch executive director David Lewis said he was pleased that the Read more >

SAPS must investigate SASSA tender

Corruption Watch has called for a police investigation into the R10-billion social grant tender awarded by the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) to a private company, Cash Paymaster Services (CPS), for the distribution of social grants to around 15-million beneficiaries. The organisation's executive director David Lewis said: “The South African law enforcement authorities must now Read more >

CW in ConCourt again for R10-billion tender

Corruption Watch appears in the Constitutional Court again today, in the tender dispute between AllPay Consolidated Investments Holdings and others v the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) and others. The case was brought before the Constitutional Court by losing bidder Allpay, which disputed the awarding of a R10-billion tender by Sassa to a private Read more >

‘Political elite must put integrity above self-interest’

Corruption is eating away at Africa's biggest economy, stifling growth, marring its international reputation and, most importantly, hurting the poor, writes Transparency International’s managing director Cobus de Swardt. Now that the ANC has elected its leaders, it should recognise the problems, opportunities and challenges ahead and make combating corruption a priority. From allegations of dodgy 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 >