25th November 2016
What explains this black hole in the economy? The answer is almost entirely poor governance by Jacob Zuma, a president who may soon face 783 charges of fraud, corruption and racketeering. Read More
7th November 2016
South Africa's embattled President Jacob Zuma has said he is not scared of going to prison, days after an investigation found evidence of possible government corruption. Read More
3rd November 2016
Drunk driving cases closed even before blood analysis reports were filed, reports that went missing and incorrect statements were some of the damning findings made by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate in a probe into corruption in drunk driving cases in Durban. Ipid spokesman Moses Dlamini said on Wednesday the… Read More
2nd November 2016
An investigation into South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has found evidence of possible corruption at the top level of his government. In the report, former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela recommends Mr Zuma establish a judicial commission of inquiry within 30 days. Mr Zuma is accused of an improper relationship… Read More
2nd November 2016
South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has abandoned his court bid to block the release of a report by former anti-corruption chief Thuli Madonsela. She investigated allegations that he let the wealthy Gupta family wield undue influence in his government. Mr Zuma’s lawyer informed the High Court in the capital,… Read More
31st October 2016
South Africa’s currency jumped on Monday after the country’s national prosecutor dropped fraud charges against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, the latest chapter in a battle for control of the ruling African National Congress that has rattled markets in Africa’s most-developed economy. National Prosecuting Authority chief Sean Abrahams said in Pretoria… Read More
31st October 2016
The City of Cape Town launched a scathing attack on the government’s settlement with the construction companies implicated in collusion during the construction of stadiums for the 2010 Fifa World Cup, saying the businesses were allowed to get away with corruption “scot-free”. The City’s criticism follows the presidential Infrastructure Co-ordinating… Read More
28th October 2016
South African Revenue Service (SARS) commissioner Tom Moyane has denied that his handling of the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) report detailing fraud and corruption by his second-in-charge, Jonas Makwakwa, and another employee was unlawful. This was after Corruption Watch wrote to Moyane informing him that it would lay criminal charges… Read More
27th October 2016
On Tuesday, South African President Jacob Zuma told South Africa’s Upper House of Parliament that he would continue his bid to block the release of the graft report by Thuli Madonsela, South Africa’s former public protector. “As a citizen of this country, I have a legal right to exercise my rights. I… Read More
25th October 2016
South Africa’s Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan faces a tough balancing act on Wednesday when he unveils a midterm budget meant to boost the sickly economy and show his looming fraud case is not distracting him. Gordhan has said he plans to reduce government spending, raise taxes and cut the budget… Read More