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27 June 2017 Corruption & Governance Watch


Bid to crack down on delinquent municipalities

Government appears to be losing patience with serial underperformers in the wake of this week’s release of Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu’s report on local government audit outcomes, writes Legalbrief. Poorly performing municipalities, which perennially attain disclaimers from the Auditor-General ... Read More

South Africa

PetroSA joins long line of limping SOEs

Another state-owned enterprise (SOE) looks set to join the long list of failures as corruption, mismanagement and ballooning losses take their toll, writes Legalbrief. News that PetroSA is the latest state-owned enterprise under fire for bleeding out billions in losses ... Read More

Row over taxpayers’ R7.8m for MK veterans indaba

Deputy Minister of Military Veterans Kebby Maphatsoe is said to have strong-armed his DG into forking out almost R8m to fund a conference of the Umkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans’ Association. The Sunday Times says it has seen a letter from ... Read More

Fund anti-corruption litigation – Malema

EFF leader Julius Malema has told property owners to help fund ongoing litigation aimed at fighting corruption. According to a report in The Mercury, Malema said at the SA Property Owners Association conference in Cape Town yesterday: ‘If the private ... Read More


Moving SA from a predatory to developmental state

The prevailing economic crisis sweeping through SA is a direct result of economic mismanagement, largely shaped by the looting of state-owned enterprises (SOEs), UCT academics Misheck Mutize and Sean Gossel note in an article on The Conversation site. They say ... Read More

Rest of Africa

Tanzanian directors charged with graft

Two Tanzanian energy magnates have become the first big industrialists to be charged over a multimillion-dollar corruption scandal that led to the sacking of several top officials three years ago. A 2014 audit created an uproar after revealing a fraudulent ... Read More

Gaddafi 'missing millions' inquiry ignored by SA

The SA Government, the ANC and Denel ignored the UN’s panel of experts on Libya when they inquired about the so-called Gaddafi millions and a strange weapons transaction. This is contained in the UN panel’s report to the ... Read More


Top coach Mourinho accused of tax fraud

Manchester United boss José Mourinho has been accused of tax fraud by Spanish prosecutors investigating his time as Real Madrid’s head coach, according to a BBC News report which says the Portuguese manager is accused of defrauding Spain of ... Read More

Former union leader accused of $500 000 fraud

Former corruption-busting unionist, Kathy Jackson, faces 164 criminal theft and fraud charges for allegedly misappropriating hundreds of thousands of dollars from Australia’s Health Services Union. The Sydney Morning Herald says Jackson appeared this week in the Melbourne Magistrates Court ... Read More


* Two senior officials in the Gasegonyane Municipality in the Northern Cape have been arrested and charged with fraud estimated at R9.8m. Hawks spokesperson Captain Philani Nkwalase said yesterday (Wednesday) that an investigation revealed irregularities in which a company that ... Read More


New online tender scam flagged

New online tender scam flagged The national Department of Health has warned against an online scam in which fraudsters use departmental letterheads to send fake tenders to companies and request them to supply equipment and goods. When the companies search ... Read More