Efforts need to be intensified to rid the South African Police Service (SAPS) of police officers involved in crime and thus terrorising communities, the South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco) said on Sunday. The involvement of police officers in crime undermined the confidence that the public had in law enforcement, Sanco national spokesman Jabu Mahlangu said. READ: War on corruption must first be won within SAPS: Sanco This followed the arrest of three police officers and five other suspects by the Gauteng SAPS trio crimes task team (house and business robberies,Read More
The City of Johannesburg has uncovered theft‚ fraud and corruption amounting to over R7.5 million at Joburg Market. The report details how three officials at the market‚ together with suppliers‚ allegedly defrauded the City by inflating the number of goods received via the market’s procurement processes. “The City has opened a case of fraud‚ theft and corruption against all implicated officials and suppliers with the Hawks. The arrest of all those implicated is imminent‚” said Mayor Herman Mashaba. The three implicated officials have been suspended. story
The sad and shocking story of how an international betting ring manipulated warm-up games ahead of the 2010 Soccer World Cup is told by Ray Hartley in his book ‘The Big Fix’. Here is an edited extract from the book “Chaibou walked into a bank in a small South African city carrying a bag filled with as much as $100000 in $100 bills, according to another referee travelling with him. The deposit was so large that a bank employee gave Mr Chaibou a gift of commemorative coins bearing the likenessRead More
City Power, the City of Johannesburg’s electricity utility, has introduced tough measures to stem the tide of fraud and corruption, which cost the entity millions of rands every year and impact on service delivery. The measures were announced at a media briefing at the utility’s headquarters by board chairman the Rev Frank Chikane, Member of the Mayoral Committee for Environment and Infrastructure Services Councillor Matshidiso Mfikoe and Managing Director Sicelo Xulu on Monday May 9. City Power has set up a hotline to enable members of the public to reportRead More
Corruption cases involving three million yuan ($463,000) or more may incur the death penalty in future, Chinese authorities ruled Monday, signalling that officials could be executed for graft. Under President Xi Jinping the country has waged a much-publicised anti-corruption campaign vowing to target both powerful “tigers” and low-level “flies”, but no Communist Party official is known to have been put to death for the offence since Xi took office. The Supreme People’s Court and China’s national prosecuting body said that bribes or embezzlement totalling three million yuan or more willRead More
Corruption. The dictionary offers a simple definition of corruption as “dishonest or fraudulent conduct by those in power, typically involving bribery”. And it’s true, corruption often comes in the form of bribery, whether big or small. However for the average Joe, a “bribe” is a little white lie we’ll spin to get what we want, such as offering to buy the coffee lady lunch if she’ll only allow you to jump the queue. However, when you suspect your manager or colleague is involved in a fraudulent activity; one thatRead More
Marches against corruption on September 30 should be the start of a new chapter that signals the awakening of citizens, says expelled Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi. “It must be seen as the moment when the game changes, from a citizenship that have their heads in deep sand, denying what is happening above, to a citizenship that is actively engaging and demanding accountability from their government,” Vavi said on Friday.
General corruption levels in SA could very well be “almost out of control and almost anything can be acquired at a price”, according to Steven Powell, co-head of forensics at legal firm ENSafrica. He expressed concern about corruption becoming entrenched in municipalities and in the government.
Fifa has published its report into dodgy biddings for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. And, surprise, almost everyone involved at least appeared to be involved in some or other shenanigans. By ANTOINETTE MULLER. Surprise! That bastion of adequate sporting governance, Fifa, have embarrassed themselves yet again. On Thursday, they released the findings of their probe into the controversial bidding races for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups and, as expected, it has caused yet another fall out.
Former referee Clifford Malgas was sentenced on Friday to four years in prison for corruption and perjury, the SA Football Association said. Malgas’ perjury conviction was related to his role in attempted match fixing during the 2011 Safa Second Division play-offs in Cape Town, Safa said. With neither of the sentences suspended, Malgas is set to serve an effective four years behind bars.
Romanian prosecutors carried out 56 searches on Thursday in a vast investigation into money laundering and bribery linked to Microsoft software licences, the anti-corruption prosecutor’s office said. “The searches targeted the offices of companies and foundations as well as private homes in Bucharest and in Ilfov county,” it said in a statement. Prosecutors are investigating the alleged involvement of nine former government ministers in the purchase of contracts to license Microsoft software.
A fraud and corruption investigation at the SA Weather Services headquarters in Pretoria points a finger at three senior officials for allegedly swindling the state agency out of R1.6-million. The preliminary findings of an independent forensic investigation implicate the general manager for human capital management, Lindani Gcwensa, recruitment administrator Amanda Dlepu and Meteorological Association of Southern Africa employee Lindelwa Ntlangula in fraud.