corruption

Corruption Getting Worse in SA Schools

A survey conducted by Corruption Watch, a non-governmental organisation, has found that corruption is on the rise in South Africa schools.
 
The survey, which was conducted as the country's schools gear up for the last term and prepare for the end of the year examinations, found that even though corruption in schools is getting worse, relatively few people have been reporting their experiences of it.
 

NGO Demands Answers Over R10bn Tender

Corruption Watch is demanding answers on President Jacob Zuma’s lawyer, Michael Hulley’s role in the controversial R10 billion tender to distribute social grants.
 
The organisation states that Hulley was appointed by South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) as a strategic adviser for the tender process on an ad hoc basis and for R21 000 a day.
 

Raid on Mandela Charities Halted

The Hawks have launched a financial investigation into the misuse of former president Nelson Mandela's funds, including inspecting the bank account statements of some of his close family members, trustees and employees of his charities.
 
The main purpose was to channel the proceeds of Mandela's artwork into the accounts of companies for Mandela and his children. The amount of the proceeds is approximately R15-million.
 

NGO to Proceed With Mdluli Court Application

Lobby group, Freedom Under Law, will proceed with its application for the review and setting aside of the decisions to withdraw criminal and disciplinary charges against suspended crime intelligence head, Richard Mdluli.

Mdluli was suspended last year amid charges of fraud and corruption, and charges relating to the murder of his ex-lover's husband.

He was reinstated, but was suspended again in 2012, pending a court application to review the withdrawal of the criminal and disciplinary charges against him.

NGO Warns Malawi on Subsidy Programme

A strong advice has gone out to Malawi government authorities to deploy more people to monitor the implementation of subsidy programme to curb corruption, favouritism and bias that have soiled the implementation of the programme since its inception. 

Executive director of the local NGO, Future Planning for the Child, Douglas Ng’oma gave the advice during Kalondolondo meeting in Malawi’ northern district of Karonga, where he accused Ministry of Agriculture of failing its work in monitoring the programme.

NGO in State Food Security Programme Controversy

According to an article by Carien du Plessis and Yolandi Groenewald, President Jacob Zuma has coaxed government departments into committing nearly R900 million to a programme run by a non-governmental organisation (NGO) he chairs and which is run by his cousin.

They say a multimillion-rand state food security programme, set to be approved by Cabinet later this month, has in effect been subcontracted to the Masibambisane Rural Development Initiative, a private NGO chaired by Zuma and run by Deebo Mzobe.

Corruption Watch: Analyst / Researcher

Corruption Watch (CW) is a nonprofit, civil society organisation. CW receives reports of corruption from the public, investigates certain reports, exposes corruption through communications’ platforms and mobilises the public to take a stand against corruption and the abuse of public funds.

CW seeks to appoint a part-time Analyst / Researcher, based in Johannesburg.

Are you interested in supporting and developing a real understanding of corruption patterns and trends in South Africa? Would you like to put your research and analytic skills to work in a meaningful way?

Radebe ‘Names and Shames’ Fraudsters

The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) has welcomed the zero tolerance approach of ‘naming and shaming’ convicted fraudsters in government and private sectors.

ISS Crime and Justice Hub Manager, Lizette Lancaster, who describes the move as a step in the right direction, says that informing the public by means of personal disclosure was a positive measure.

Lancaster is of the view that members of the public should be shown that cases of corruption are thoroughly investigated.

Corruption Watch: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer

Corruption Watch (CW) is a nonprofit, civil society organisation. CW receives reports of corruption from the public, investigates certain reports, exposes corruption through communications’ platforms and mobilises the public to take a stand against corruption and the abuse of public funds.

CW seeks to appoint a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer, based in Johannesburg.

The person will implement CW’s monitoring, evaluation and learning strategy.

Responsibilities:

Government’s ‘Name Dropping’ Proposal Trivialises a Major Administrative Breakdown

Justice Minister, Jeff Radebe’s proposal that a public service campaign be introduced to discourage a ‘negative culture of name dropping’ overlooks the real issues. Corruption Watch is responding to the findings of the inquiry into the Gupta wedding plane landing at Air Force Base Waterkloof on 30 April 2013. 

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