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CW handbook on SGB elections now available

Download our new handbook which will help you to make the right choices in the upcoming school governing body elections. There are over 24 000 public schools across South Africa, and from Friday 6 March to Saturday 28 March, each one will go to the polls to elect school governing bodies (SGBs) to oversee the running of Read more >

Parents must get involved in SGB elections

By Valencia Talane If your child attends one of South Africa’s public schools you have between now and March 2015 to think hard about who will manage his or her school for the next three years, and how. Parents must participate in all aspects of the management of their children’s schools in order for school Read more >

CW sheds more light on schools corruption

Since the launch of Corruption Watch in January 2012, corruption busters have been submitting reports detailing their experiences with corruption in their schools – and more so since the organisation officially launched its schools campaign a year later. As of 20 April 2014, Corruption Watch had received a total of 926 reports on schools. Of Read more >

Corruption Watch opens police case against principal

After months of waiting for disciplinary action to be taken against a Soweto principal who is implicated in gross financial mismanagement of her school’s funds, Corruption Watch has now opened a criminal case. Read about it in The Star here. On Thursday last week Corruption Watch opened a case at the Moroka Police Station in Read more >

Maladministration and money missing!

Image Excerpt The most prevalent word in schools complaints from Gauteng is “maladministration”. Cases of money missing, principals and treasurers not being transparent with finances, and corruption in contracts for stationery also come up a lot. What word would you use to describe the corruption at your school? File Upload WORDS.jpg

How school governing bodies should be run

By Lorraine Louw The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has released a policy document setting out the rules of school governance, and how schools need to be managed and run. The Basic Financial System for Schools is 80 pages of helpful information designed to assist school governing bodies keep within the law, and ensure well-managed Read more >

Youngsters face grim fate over abusive principal

Two youngsters from neighbouring schools in Seabe village near Hamaanskraal are facing criminal charges for theft following a burglary, reportedly masterminded by the principal of Mmutle Combined School. The two cousins, Jason and Calvin Chaane, appeared in the Marapyane Magistrates Court on 29 May 2013 for charges of burglary and theft, but did not have Read more >

Teaming with YFM to get SA youth switched on

Corruption Watch has teamed up with the YFM morning Flava team every Friday at 8:30 to reach out to South Africa’s youngsters and get them involved in the fight against corruption. Central to this “No more tjo-tjo” feature will be urging young listeners to reject bribery in all forms and encouraging them to sign Corruption Read more >

Corruption Watch flooded with state school complaints

By Zaheer Cassim When a public official steals millions of rand through nepotism and shady deals, there is generally a public outcry for that person to be removed from office. Sadly, this same zeal for justice does not filter down to public schools, where thousands of learners are short-changed by corrupt principals and teachers. Over Read more >