Politics

Accountability for Covid-19 corruption

We, the undersigned organisations, express our disappointment and anger over reports of widespread corruption involving funds meant to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. It is troubling that in Gauteng alone, some 91 companies who received purchase orders from the Department of Health, are under investigation.   We commend the Gauteng provincial government’s decision to give priority […]

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Blame game

In the 70s Zanu-PF blamed whites for excluding blacks from the Zimbabwean economy.  In 1980 Zanu-PF became the ruling party and excluded poor blacks from the economy.  In the late 90s Zanu-PF blamed white owned companies for being the sole reason why blacks are poor and subsequently nationalised all white owned companies.  After taking total […]

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Racialised suffering

Even though the South African National Taxi Council (SANTACO) and National Testing Agency (NTA) decisions put people’s lives at risk, it’s hard to blame them. This pandemic affects every industry, but now there are industries which continue with business and making money, but others like SANTACO are given terms that are actually contrary to the […]

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Watching…

On Tuesday, 30 June Corruption Watch (CW) made a submission to the draft Public Procurement Bill in response to National Treasury’s gazetted call for comments. The organisation has received over 30 000 reports alleging corruption since it launched in 2012. Of these reports, 9% relate to corruption in procurement, particularly in local and provincial government departments. […]

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Taxi business deserves better

South Africa is quick to dismiss what it already has as inadequate or insufficient. It has even adopted such things as Uber to try and solve the national transportation challenges. However, the ghost-like American company is not really geared for the South African environment in totality. Uber has thus proven to be grossly unsustainable for […]

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Spend wisely

When African politicians are sick, they consult white medical doctors in Europe and America. When they have legal problems, they prefer to be represented by expensive white lawyers than affordable black lawyers. They send their children to white owned private schools where they are taught by white teachers. They loot billions from their own poor […]