JMPD no-bribe drive – Joburgers mixed on progress

As we wrap up our three-part series on how the Joburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) is faring in its anti-corruption drive, we have turned the focus to you, our public, to gauge sentiments and assess trends – at a quick glance, the response has been mixed. Quick recap: Part 1: Anti-graft plan working, says JMPD Read more >

JMPD bribe hotspots revealed

By Kavisha Pillay After speaking to JMPD spokesperson Wayne Minnaar and analysing our own data from the tip-offs we get from the public, it’s become clear that Sandton is a bribe hotspot, followed closely by Fourways, Dainfern and Midrand. Assess the level of metro cop bribery in your area with our nifty Google Map! You Read more >

Corruption Watch and Wits talk ‘no more tjo-tjo’

By Zaheer Cassim Wits law students and Corruption Watch teamed up yesterday to talk about bribery on the roads as part of the organisation’s ongoing No more tjo-tjo campaign. The event, hosted by the university, saw about 50 members of the Students for Law and Social Justice (SLSJ) group addressing Joburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) Read more >

Metro cops on the spot again

Every day, street traders in Johannesburg are expected to pay bribes to the police: if they don’t pay up, their stock is confiscated and they are ticketed. After they pay the fines, the hawkers find that not all of their stock is returned; most of it is still missing. Last week, on Behind the Headlines Read more >