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20 September 2017 Corruption & Governance Watch


South Africa

How McKinsey, Trillian planned for Eskom billions

Eskom, global consultants McKinsey and local Gupta-linked Trillian have had their reputations battered over a R1.6bn contract with the power utility, writes Legalbrief. Now, a joint investigation by amaBhungane and Scorpio, carried on the Daily Maverick site, claims an ... Read More

‘Radical economic transformation’ theft – Rupert

Billionaire Johann Rupert says ‘radical economic transformation’, the policy championed by President Jacob Zuma to reduce racial inequality, is no more than theft, notes a report on the BusinessLIVE site. ‘Radical economic transformation is just a code word for theft ... Read More


SA business in a quandary over KPMG ties

SA business leaders and company directors have come face to face with a critical ethical decision: Should they part ways with KPMG or not? In an analysis on the Daily Maverick site, Dr Iraj Abedian, CE of Pan-African Investment and ... Read More

A Matter of Justice

Rest of Africa

Millions leak out of Malawi’s health system

Millions of rands seeped out of Malawi’s public health system last year through fraud, payroll manipulation and unauthorised payments, a leaked report from the office of Malawi’s Auditor-General has revealed. A report on the Daily Maverick site notes ... Read More

Burkino Faso officials charged over poll funds graft

The president of the Higher Council of Communication (CSC) in Burkina Faso, has been detained and charged with a range of financial crimes. Nathalie Some is in detention, along with her administrative and financial director Sere Souleymane, while other suspects ... Read More

Corruption fuelling ivory trade – study

Sophisticated international trafficking of ivory in central Africa is being fuelled by high levels of corruption, according to a new report. The study by wildlife trade monitoring network Traffic said weak governance, corruption and shifting trade dynamics are seriously undermining ... Read More


Australian whistleblowers in line for bounty

The Australian Government should set up a new body to oversee whistleblowing allegations against corporates, protect whistleblowers against reprisals, and offer them bounty-style financial rewards for coming forward, according to a federal inquiry. A report in The Sydney Morning Herald ... Read More

Bitcoin a fraud, says top bank boss

Bitcoin is a fraud that will ultimately blow up, according to JP Morgan boss Jamie Dimon, who said the digital currency was only fit for use by drug dealers, murderers and people living in places such as North Korea, states ... Read More

IOC accused of ‘doing nothing’ about corruption

A senior official of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Dick Pound, has accused it of ‘doing nothing’ about its growing corruption crisis, says a BBC News report which notes several IOC officials have been implicated in corruption in 2017. In ... Read More


* Struck­-off attorney Sundeep Singh – who admitted to stealing more than R3.7m from his clients – has been given wholly suspended jail sentences totalling 28 years. One of the conditions of the suspended jail sentences is that he must repay ... Read More

* An Eastern Cape businessman is expected to appear in the Port Elizabeth Commercial Crime Court tomorrow on charges of fraud and uttering involving R24m. The Hawks said the man allegedly submitted fraudulent tax certificates and false referral letters to get ... Read More

* The case against alleged fake lawyer, Brenda Wardle (56) was once again postponed in the Port Elizabeth Commercial Crimes Court this week. The so-called legal analyst, who is conducting her own defence, is still not trial ready, the court heard ... Read More