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Corruption Watch’s big news week

Corruption Watch received extensive media coverage in the last week, ranging from our call to release a report on corruption in the Gauteng health department, to our intervention in the Nkandla saga, to the Mvula Trust R30-million tender exposé, and then our first-year anniversary report launch and press briefing. Below follow links to how these Read more >

The sickness in E Cape health department

At a glance, Nomaxabiso Ngxoli* is the happiest professional nurse in South Africa – after she netted a R2.68-million fortune through her employer, the Eastern Cape department of health. But taking a closer look, Ngxoli may suffer the consequences of enriching herself through flouting government policies. This has been revealed in documents that are part Read more >

Zuma gives updates on SIU probes progress

South Africa’s Special Investigating Unit, one of the bodies that potentially has real teeth to tackle corruption, is making headlines for all the wrong reasons lately: it’s been without a permanent head for the last 10 months amid allegations of bitter infighting and poor performance. We’ll bring you a more detailed account of its ill-health Read more >

Richard Mdluli: a comprehensive timeline

Can’t get your head around the convoluted saga of suspended police crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli? Let’s start from the very beginning … 2012 26 June 2012 – New national police commissioner General Riah Phiyega appoints Major General Chris Ngcobo as acting head of Crime Intelligence and Protection and Security Services. 17 June 2012 – Read more >

Mdluli’s tangled web

By Chantelle Benjamin Three months after it was announced that National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) Pretoria head Glynnis Breytenbach was asked to submit a response to charges against her, she has been suspended, and it seems that far from working to stabilise the law enforcement leadership, the post-shuffling and removal of staff continues unabated, plaguing not Read more >

Post shuffling at NPA, SIU frustrating corruption fight

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has denied that Advocate Glynnis Breytenbach, head of NPA’s Pretoria Commercial Crimes Unit, has been suspended.   The authority said on Friday 17 February 2012 that it was waiting for her response to the charges before deciding how to proceed.   A statement by NPA executive manager of communications Bulelwa Read more >