Fake Medical Certificates for Sale

A list of 10 illegally practising or unregistered medical practitioners issuing bogus medical certificates for people to get off work in the Western Cape has been released by the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).

The aim is to create awareness among employers, employees and the public.

Spokesperson Priscilla Sekhonyana says the HPCSA has in its possession 28 fake medical certificates reported to the Cape Town office, GroundUp reported.

Eskom Pressing Ahead With Probes Against Executives

However‚ little information was forthcoming on the fate of suspended chief financial officer Anoj Singh.

Business Day reported on Monday that Singh had lied to Brown and parliament about payments made by Eskom to McKinsey and Gupta-linked Trillian.

The Eskom board met on Tuesday and “deliberated on progress in regard to the various investigations and disciplinary processes underway“.

South Korean Prosecutors Summon Park for Questioning

Park, who was dismissed by the Constitutional Court last Friday, will be required to attend a prosecutors' office in Seoul next Tuesday, a spokesperson said.

Park, a criminal suspect in the scandal, had repeatedly refused to make herself available for questioning by the prosecutors before the country's highest court confirmed a parliamentary impeachment motion against her.

Jonathan Moyo to Pay

Higher and Tertiary Education minister Jonathan Moyo was yesterday slapped with costs after his application challenging the constitutionality of his arrest by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) was postponed indefinitely for failing to comply with the Supreme Court rules.

Through his lawyers, Moyo failed to properly paginate and bind his court documents in strict violation of rule 43 of the Supreme Court. This prompted the full Constitutional Court (ConCourt) bench to censure Moyo’s legal practitioners and decline to entertain the matter.

Fighting Corruption in South Africa: The Role of Civil of Society

Recent media reports on the Seriti Commission’s report and the Constitutional Court judgement and the Public Protector’s report on Nkandla, to name but a few, reveal an unacceptable state of affairs where public finances have been grossly mismanaged. The good news is that civil society in South Africa has not been silent in watching these unprecedented events unfold. Corruption Watch, an anti-corruption organisation based in Johannesburg, has been at the forefront in the fight against corruption in the public sector.

State Capture as Early as 1990s

The alleged state capture by the Gupta family was just a small part of serious state capture, Right2Know founder Dale McKinley said on Tuesday.

The issue has been prevalent from as far back as the early 1990s, he said.

He was among the panelists at the discussion on the impact of the State of Capture report at the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism in Joburg.

Political Interference Weakening the Rule of Law in SA

One of the founding values of democratic South Africa is ‘the supremacy of the Constitution and the rule of law’. The World Justice Project defines ‘rule of law’ as ‘the process by which the laws [in a democracy] are enacted, administered, and enforced is accessible, fair, and efficient’. This means that the level of a country’s democracy is determined by its adherence to the basic principles in which all people – regardless of their economic or political status – are subject to equal legal rules.

Call for Independent Inquiry at Eskom

The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) is calling for is calling for an independent inquiry into the financial management and auditing controls at the utility, following claims by Carte Blanche of “gross irregularities, overspending, maladministration and possible corruption” at Eskom’s Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme hydroelectric power station on the border of Free State and KwaZulu-Natal.

Swiss Battle to Return Africa's Stolen Loot


It irritates Valentin Zellweger that ‘no longer than six minutes into any James Bond movie, a sleazy Swiss banker still appears.’

He’s probably referring especially to Mr Lachaise, the nasty Swiss banker and financier of terrorists and crooks in ‘The World is Not Enough’. At one point Lachaise says to Bond, ‘I’m just trying to return the money to its rightful owner’. To which Bond replies: ‘And we know how hard that is for a Swiss banker’.

​Madonsela to be Honoured for Fighting Corruption

Reports say that South Africa’s Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, who took on President Jacob Zuma over the use of taxpayers' money to upgrade his home, will be awarded the prestigious prize for her commitment to fighting corruption.

As the public protector, Madonsela has worked tirelessly to protect the public from corruption and incompetence by government institutions and officials.

She will be awarded the German Africa Foundation's annual prize for exceptional contributions to promoting peace, democracy and human rights.


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