School corruption tip-offs rising steadily

Since kicking off our schools campaign in January this year, the number of complaints about corruption in schools has increased dramatically. In March we recorded a total of 68 tip-offs, but by the end of July, this figure had passed the 200-mark. See our infographic explaining the trends here. The complaints indicate that principals and Read more >

Surge of schools complaints from Soweto

Image Excerpt In analysing the complaints we’ve received from the public about corruption in schools in Gauteng, we picked up that Soweto and Randburg are particular hotspots. Does your area come up in this graph? File Upload GRAPH.jpg File Upload WORDS.jpg

Your schools stories: principals behaving badly

Here’s a snapshot of some of the schools incidents* we’ve received from the public recently, so you can get a feel for the kind of trends we’re picking up: a service provider bribing principals to secure their business, a governing body flouting the law and booting cleaning staff off school property to house teachers. Service Read more >

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 >