Cape Town is embroiled in a scandal involving alleged collusion between a highranking city official and the construction mafia and the criminal underworld. Investigations have uncovered corruption within the directorate, with officials manipulated by criminal syndicates. The city is committed to eradicating corruption and restoring public faith in its governance structures through impartial and fearless confrontation of misdeeds.
Dr. Blade Nzimande, the Minister of Higher Education in South Africa, is facing accusations of accepting bribes from NSFAS service providers in exchange for tenders and safeguarding. These accusations came to light when the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse exposed covert voice recordings, sparking a nationwide outcry. Despite the political pressure and demands for his discharge, Nzimande maintains that the charges are part of a counterattack against his efforts to eliminate corruption within the NSFAS. The ongoing controversy has plunged South Africa’s political scene into a state of turmoil, with the nation anxiously waiting for justice to prevail.
The official’s arrest highlights the need for enhanced transparency and accountability in public service, and the fight against corruption requires a collaborative approach between law enforcement agencies and public participation. A corrupt official from the Home Affairs department in Upington was arrested in January 2024 due to alleged corruption. The South African Police Service (SAPS) Provincial AntiCorruption Investigating Unit (ACIU) conducted a thorough investigation, revealing a scheme of illegal identity document processing for foreigners without proper documentation.
South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has made significant strides in the fight against corruption through legal action, asset seizure, and tax law enforcement. The Asset Forfeiture Unit has frozen R14 billion in assets, leading to the restitution of R5.4 billion to the state. Additionally, new legislation is being implemented to safeguard against state capture, and Ramaphosa emphasized the broader societal consequences of corruption. Despite acknowledging the long road ahead, Ramaphosa’s commitment to transparency and accountability is clear.
Dr. Mavuso Msimang, a revered veteran of the ANC, has resigned from the party due to rampant corruption and the party’s plummeting popularity. His departure has sparked reactions and discussions about muchneeded ANC reform. Msimang’s appeal for renewal and introspection within the party comes at a crucial crossroads for South African politics.
The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) is cracking down on corruption in South Africa’s water sector, with investigations and legal action resulting in recovery of funds and compensation claims. The Department of Water and Sanitation is working closely with the SIU to prevent future fraud and corruption, leading to a decrease in irregular expenditure and amendments to the Water Services Act. The SIU’s efforts have exposed malpractices and encouraged transparency, resulting in concrete results such as the recovery of R997 million and a decrease in new irregular expenditure under the guidance of Minister Mchunu.
Luxury properties and vehicles worth R14 million have been seized by the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) in connection to the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) scandal. This move follows a preservation order issued by the High Court in Pretoria to seize assets owned by the former NLC board chairperson, Professor Alfred Nevhutanda. The seized assets will be sold at a public auction, and the NLC will be reimbursed for its losses. The case has implicated highprofile individuals such as Arthur Mafokate and Terry Pheto. The ongoing investigation serves as a reminder of the importance of transparency and accountability in preventing corruption.
In the heart of Drakenstein Municipality, Mayor Conrad Poole is facing allegations of accepting monthly kickbacks from members of his executive. The stench of corruption is lingering in the air, and the municipality’s speaker, Koos le Roux, has sanctioned an independent investigation into these claims.
In recent news, the head of the Special Investigating Unit (SIU), Andy Mothibi, has accused former Eskom CEO André de Ruyter of maladministration due to his approval of a covert investigation into the operations of the South African power utility. This action was taken without the authority or knowledge of the board, leading to calls for accountability and a parliamentary inquiry.
In his memoir “Truth to Power,” former Eskom CEO André de Ruyter offers readers an insider’s perspective of the corruption he witnessed during his threeyear tenure at the South African electricity giant. Through a blend of narrative and analysis, de Ruyter exposes the dark underbelly of power and the crippling impact of corruption on the nation’s energy crisis.
A recent case of fraud and corruption has been uncovered in the Free State, South Africa, where a pastor and his partner managed to swindle nearly R2 million from the Agriculture Sector Education and Training Authority (AgriSeta). This article will examine the details of the scheme, the key players involved, and the consequences they faced for their actions.
Glenn Agliotti, the convicted drug kingpin famously known as The Fixer, passed away on Friday night while undergoing surgery in a Johannesburg hospital. This marks the end of a chapter that exposed the dark underbelly of crime and corruption in South Africa. LieutenantColonel Mavela Masondo, a police spokesperson, confirmed Agliotti’s death and stated that an inquest docket has been opened to determine the cause of death.
The Western Cape AntiCorruption Unit has recently arrested a South African Police Service (SAPS) detective accused of obstructing justice and protecting a drug peddler from a search by his fellow officers. The detective’s actions have put a spotlight on the ongoing efforts to eliminate corruption within the police force.
The Special Tribunal froze the luxury property of former National Lotteries Commission (NLC) chief operating officer Philemon Letwaba, as well as two other properties, including the residence of his wife, Rebotile Malomane, in a gated community in Pretoria. The Tribunal heard evidence that these properties were purchased with funds diverted from lottery grants. Letwaba resigned from the NLC while on suspension pending a disciplinary inquiry.
The Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) has announced that its onduty officers will wear body cameras to combat corruption and bribery in South African roads. The initiative is in response to public complaints of misconduct by JMPD officers, including corruption, bribery, extortion, and kidnapping. The introduction of body cameras aims to ensure transparency and accountability among law enforcement officials.
The fight against corruption in South Africa has reached a significant milestone as the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) charges two retired and one serving General of the South African Police Service (SAPS) for alleged involvement in corrupt activities. The case stems from a 2016 hiring process where the accused Generals allegedly tampered with scoresheets during interviews, leading to the appointment of an unqualified candidate.