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SA needs a speak-out culture and whistleblowers are recognised as patriots

With corruption and fraud endemic in South Africa, whistleblowers have played a pivotal role in bringing wrongdoing to light. Despite their invaluable role to society, in most cases their own outcomes are harrowing and devastating. Mandy Weiner’s new book The Whistleblowers shares their stories. The following is an extract.

Anarchy rules at home affairs

It is unwise to entrust our fingerprints, biographical details and legislative authority to a syndicate of delinquent government officials

Changes to mining Act need work

Proposed amendments to the legislation mandate meaningful consultation with communities but critics say there are loopholes

Ex-treasurer promises bombshells

Mxolisi Dukwana ready to topple Ace Magashule’s house of cards at the Zondo commission

Corruption Watch releases biannual corruption trends report

Corruption Watch’s biannual report looks at the trends in the 2 469 corruption cases that is has received since January this year

Axing Abrahams? Ramaphosa’s decision hinges on court rulings

Ramaphosa is waiting for two ConCourt judgments before acting on NPA boss's position, a parliamentary reply has revealed

Mandela family ‘dismayed’ by funeral corruption claims

Corruption Watch said that it had uncovered evidence that millions of rands disappeared during preparations for Mandela's memorial and funeral.

There should be no Abrahams-vs-Nxasana beauty contest, court hears

​The high court on Tuesday made no promises on exactly when it would deliver judgement on whether Mxolisi Nxasana was properly removed as NDPP in 2015

McKinsey can do more to make amends – FutureSA

Along with Corruption Watch, Future SA wants McKinsey to proactively participate in the parliamentary investigation.

ANC veterans tell President Zuma to step down

ANC veterans and civil society members met at the steps of the Concourt on Wednesday and demanded that President Jacob Zuma resign.

SA schools ‘hotspots’ for corruption – report

Since July 2015, Corruption Watch has received at least 1000 reports of corruption across schools, making them the main graft hotspots in the country.

SA bombs again in corruption index

Perceptions about corruption in SA remain worrying, with another poor score in the Transparency International's 2014 Corruption Perceptions Index.

Massive corruption in schools, finds report

There is massive evidence of corruption in schools, revealed a Corruption Watch report.

Suspicious Sassa tender cries out for Hawks probe

A R10bn social grant distribution contract between the South African Social Security Agency and Net1's CPS needs investigating, says Nicola Whittaker.

Spotlight on Cosatu as Vavi runs the gauntlet

The special meeting called to discuss charges against Zwelinzima Vavi is similarly a stress test of Cosatu's internal structures and fault lines.

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Constitutional Court ruling on restructuring dispute is good for employers

A judgment from the apex court empowers employers to change their workers’ contracts — without consultation

KZN officials cash in on ‘danger pay for Covid-19’

Leadership failures at Umdoni local municipality in KwaZulu-Natal have caused a ‘very unhappy’ ANC PEC to fire the mayor and chief whip

The living nightmare of environmental activists who protest mine expansion

Last week Fikile Ntshangase was gunned down as activists fight mining company Tendele’s expansions. Community members tell the M&G about the ‘kill lists’ and the dread they live with every day

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Introducing the new CSIR strategy and identity

This will guide the research, development and innovation organisation in its pursuit to conduct research that enables a capable state

Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

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