corruption

​OUTA Calls on SAA to Bring Back Purged Execs

The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) says senior executives purged from South African Airways (SAA) are the perfect candidates to breathe new life into the ailing national carrier.

In a press statement, OUTA, which claims to have successfully pressurised SAA with a law suit to end its questionable R256 million deal with BnP Capital this month, says Gordhan could easily find a new team.

The organisation insists that the current team must go, adding that, “He [Gordhan] need not look too far to find all the talent he needs to get the ailing airline back on track.”

​US Reviews Its Aid to Mozambique

The United States (US) has announced that, in the light of the undisclosed loans to the Mozambican state companies Proindicus and Mozambique Asset Management (MAM), it is reconsidering its aid to Mozambique.
 
In a press statement, the country’s embassy in Maputo says that the US is joining other donors in reviewing the packages of aid granted to Mozambique.
 

Makgoba Calls on SA to Defeat Corruption

South Africans need to apply the kind of courage they did in the fight against apartheid in the fight against corruption.
 
According to Thabo Makgoba‚ the Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, who joined more than 1 000 Capetonians in the ‘United against Corruption March’ to Parliament.
 
Addressing the crowd‚ which included ordinary citizens and members of different civil society groups like the Right To Know‚ Social Justice Coalition‚ United Front and Equal Education‚ Makgoba encouraged South Africans to speak up.
 

SA Improves on Global Graft Index

The Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation says South Africa has seen a five point improvement in the Global Corruption Perception index between 2013 and 2014.
 
The department revealed that the country is now ranked 67 out of 175 countries, an improvement from 72 in 2013.
 
Minister in the Presidency, Jeff Radebe, released the figures audited and indexed by Transparency International, which he described as part of government's development indicators which measure the impact of implemented policies.
 

Vavi Leads Anti-Corruption March

Former Congress of South African Trade Union (COSATU) general secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi, plans to stage a nationwide strike to protest against corruption in the government and the private sector.

In making the announcement, Vavi was accompanied by leaders of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa and other independent unions that have been expelled from COSATU.

Transparency, the Missing Link in Political Party Funding

Political parties are vulnerable to corruption. This is not news. It’s not even particularly useful knowledge in itself - in fact the cynicism it can perpetuate can be dangerous. What would perhaps take us forward would be finding a way to dismantle citizen mistrust and construct political party systems that are proactively fair and accountable rather than reactive to scandal.

Africa Urged to Tackle Corruption and Tribalism

United States President, Barack Obama, gave Africa a lecture on obstacles of corruption, tribalism and gender discrimination holding back the continent in the midst of a visit celebrating the region's emerging economic dynamism.
 
Obama, who delivered the message at an indoor arena filled with thousands of young people in Kenya, the ancestral homeland of his father, also admonished Africans to set aside traditional limits on the education of girls and aspirations of women, saying they undermine competitiveness in a global economy.
 

Vavi Criticises Nhleko’s Report on Nkandla

Former Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) general secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi, says Police Minister Nathi Nhleko's report on the security upgrades at President Jacob Zuma's residence sought to make fools of the whole nation.

Speaking at the announcement of a massive anti-corruption march to the Union Buildings and Parliament in August by civil society movements and labour unions who are concerned about Nkandla, e-tolls and golden handshakes, among other issues, Vavi argues that there is corruption denialism in government and it must be rooted out.

NGO to Support Govt in Corruption Fight

Civil Society leaders say they feel concerned and embarrassed over the cash and jet gate scandal that have spoiled the reputation of Malawi at both local and international levels.

They hope and pray that Malawians in the civil service, the private sector and the non-governmental organisation (NGO) sector will ensure that the theft of billions of tax payer's money is not repeated.

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