Corruption

 
Municipal corruption remains rampant
Municipal corruption remains rampant
Since 2002, 239 cases involving R1.4-billion in dodgy spending by municipalities have been referred to criminal prosecution by the Special...
VUT vice-chancellor retires early
VUT vice-chancellor retires early
The Vaal University of Technology (VUT) vice-chancellor, Professor Gordon Zide, has retired from the troubled university, leaving behind 15 000...
The idealism of #ImStaying has its limits
The idealism of #ImStaying has its limits
Disappointment and dissatisfaction seem to define post-apartheid South Africa. These attitudes manifest in different ways. For the millions of...
We need a legitimate and capable state
We need a legitimate and capable state
The question of “state formation” used to be widely debated by South Africans, but this is no longer the case. Perhaps this is because of...
The Pope’s message of unity and reconciliation
The Pope’s message of unity and reconciliation
This week, Pope Francis completed his fourth pastoral visit to Africa. During his week-long journey, he visited Mozambique, Madagascar and...
Interference in SABC retrenchments was ‘improper’ — board chair
Interference in SABC retrenchments was ‘improper’ — board chair
Efforts to stop the South African Broadcasting Corporation’s (SABC) retrenchment plans amounted to state capture-era political interference, the...
We become fakes when we wear fakes
We become fakes when we wear fakes
In an appallingly tragic incident, a Johannesburg man was shot dead last week for his Rolex. A Rolex that turned out to be fake.
The struggle to uncapture the classroom
The struggle to uncapture the classroom
Corruption in the education system means schoolchildren cannot learn. Without learning, they will be excluded from the next industrial revolution...
Strangers are blamed for our burdens
Strangers are blamed for our burdens
In times of economic crisis, the flourishing of fear and ignorance always seems to coincide with the death of common sense and compassion. As...
Gumede corruption case postponed until January 2020
Gumede corruption case postponed until January 2020
The R208-million corruption case against Durban mayor Zandile Gumede and several other accused has been postponed until early next year.
Equatorial Guinea's president to mark 40 years in power
Equatorial Guinea's president to mark 40 years in power
Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema will celebrate forty years in power on Saturday, highlighting his status as Africa's longest-serving head of state....
Trafficking and the corruption, collusion nexus
Trafficking and the corruption, collusion nexus
The recently released 2019 United States state department Trafficking in Persons report ranked South Africa on the tier two watch list for the second consecutive year. This ranking is...

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