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500 corruption complaints

By Sowetan Reporter | Mar 12, 2012 | COMMENTS [ 17 ]

CORRUPTION Watch, the anti-corruption civil society organisation launched early this year, has already received 500 reports of alleged corruption.

According to Corruption Watch spokesperson Bongi Mlangeni, 32% of the cases are related to grievances about banks, misconduct by lawyers, municipal mismanagement, and business-to-business fraud.

Mlangeni said 25% of cases still required further assessment as they were not easy to categorise.

"They were service delivery complaints which may be due to badly managed processes or a result of corrupt behaviour."

Corruption Watch has launched an application with the special investigating unit and the Gauteng department of health for access to the report of an investigation into allegations of fraud, procurement irregularities, and financial mismanagement in the health department.

Next month, the organisation will launch its first campaign and release its report into corruption in the Johannesburg Metro Police Department.

"This will kick off a major campaign aimed at reforming the JMPD and informing the public about their rights and duties in relation to corruption in traffic policing," said Mlangeni.

To report corruption, the public can visit www.corruptionwatch.org.za, send an e-mail to info@corruptionwatch.org.za or sms 45142.

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No just government but businesses too. With corruption there will always be crime and poverty.

Mar 12, 2012 7:2 | 0 replies

NEWFROMKZN - Who's brother happens to be the mayor.

Mar 12, 2012 1:46 | 0 replies


Pupil's firm wins R800K tender

"""""A company run by a matric pupil has been awarded an R800,000 tender by a KwaZulu-Natal municipality to build a gravel road, """

Mar 12, 2012 1:42 | 0 replies

hahahahaha MommaC

Our government lacks action where it matters most....

Mar 12, 2012 11:29 | 0 replies

MorenaWaPolelo

Oh damn! What a silly oversight that was. There would be at least a dozen lekgotlas required and all at 5 star luxury spars as this is such a serious and complex matter. I doubt that just one lekgotla would cover it all but you never know, with their serious dedication to cost cutting and the urgency of this all, they may be able to make do with only one - providing it came with hotrock massages

Mar 12, 2012 9:46 | 0 replies

THE TRUTH IS THIS, SOUTH AFRICA. YOUR CONSTITUTION HASN’T FAILED YOU. YOUR GOVERNMENT HAS.

So the message is clear:

If you want successful land reform, you don’t need a new constitution -- you need a new government.

If you want better education, you don’t need a new constitution -- you need a new government.

If you want better health-care, you don’t need a new constitution -- you need a new government.

If you want a growing economy and more jobs, you don’t need a new constitution -- you need a new government.


Mar 12, 2012 9:34 | 0 replies

MommaC
lol.....that is very true you forgot to add a Lekgotla on what should be done about the task team investigation findings and this will take place on the following dates:

12 March 2112 and this Lekgotla will take place in the moon it will cost 2 trillion to host!!!

Mar 12, 2012 9:22 | 0 replies

MorenaWaPolelo

Morning :)

Well I suppose we will watch it for a while then have a meeting about it,
then we will have to get a committee to form so that they can have meetings on if they should form a task team,
then we will have to form a task team to have meetings about what the task team should investigate,
then we would have to form a committee to have meetings to discuss the task team's findings,
then we would need to form a committee to determine if we need a task team to investigate what the task team found
....... I see it all being resolved in about another century or so.

Mar 12, 2012 8:55 | 0 replies

Sounds like a mini series "Corruption Watch" soon to be televised on the RDP Channels (SABC).

Mar 12, 2012 8:35 | 0 replies

Seems the problem is growing http://www.timeslive.co.za/local/2012/03/12/nearly-r6bn-for-official-offices-and-homes-report

Mar 12, 2012 8:24 | 0 replies

MommaC (mornin)
At this rate we are not going to rid this country of corruption in our life time, because those who are watching it are also corrupt!!!

Mar 12, 2012 8:14 | 0 replies