Corruption at Eastcape Midlands College


I took the opportunity to stamp my authority as a South African Citizen
and
 tried to use the case to send a message across the organization of state
 government that I would not tolerate corruption.
 Because corruption affects us all, it is our common enemy. We therefore
all
have a duty to report corruption whenever we come across it.
In some cases, this is more than just a duty. As we will soon see:   ? The Act requires people in positions of authority in the public and
> > private sectors to report corruption, and other crimes listed in the Act
> > involving more than R100 000, to the police. If they don’t, they will be
> > guilty of a crime.
> >
> >
> > ? The Code of Conduct for the Public Service requires all employees of
> > the public service to report corruption to an appropriate authority.
> > 
> >
> > The Protected Disclosures Act of 2000
> >
> >
> > Many people do not report corruption out of fear of what will happen to
> > them - for example, they may fear that they will be transferred,
> > disciplined or even dismissed. To deal with this, government passed the
> > Protected Disclosures Act to protect "whistle blowers" in both the private
> > and public sector from being victimised – as long as they follow the
> > procedures in the
> > Act. 
> >
> >
> > base on the above we have a law which protected us to disclose any illegal
> > activities or corruption within our Government entities such as East cape
> > Midlands College Uitenhage Head Office under the leadership of Mr J.J.
> Mbana,
> > College Principal.
> >
> >
> > Nepotism and favouritism: Chief Financial Officer, Mr Ridwaan Abdullah of
> > East cape Midlands College Uitenhage Head Office deployed by Education
dept
> > to assist the College around the finance, HR, Supplier Chain Management
and
> > tendering processes.
> > 
> >
> > During April/May 2013 Mr Ridwaan Abdullah was dismissed by Education Dept.
> > due to his previous  corrupt activities while he was employed by Kouga
> > Municipality, which he did not disclosed his fraud allegation pended
during
> > the process of recruitment and selection process  by Dept. of Education.
> > The following are some of the maladministration,  fraud,  corruption and
> > malpractice by Former Director Finance at Kouga Municipality now a Chief
> > Financial Officer @ Midlands College, 
> >
> >  Tender irregularities and irregular expenditure and subsequent
> >  R2.7-million > overpayment,
> >
> > his purported involvement with the awarding of the installation of prepaid
> > meters to a family member without declaring his interest;
> >
> > The sale of a vacant erf to himself at a greatly reduced price; selling
> price
> > was R1700 instead of the market value of R170 000.
> >
> > Payment of performance bonuses without a performance measure or criteria
in
> > place, among others.
> >
> > But the Kouga Municipality Failure to implement remedial measures as
> > recommended by the Auditor General.
> > 
> >
> > After his dismissed the College Principal was informed and instructed by
> > his superior not to appoint the former CFO but he ignored the instruction
> > and appointed former CFO on contract basis for six months as from 01 May
> > 2013. 
> >
> > The principal of the college is hands off when it comes to run &
activities
> > of the college, he only come to work on Fridays only, The former CFO Mr
> > Ridwaan Abdullah now employed on six months contract by College Principal
> > as a Resource Manager, with a monthly Salary of R60 000, runs the college
> > and appoint his people( Indians, coloured people) without following any HR
> > Recruitment and Selection and instruct the Finance Dept. to put them on
the
> > College payroll, without supporting docs or relevant qualification and
> > experience
> > 
> >
> > Supplier Chain management and Tender dept: Resource Manager manipulate the
> > process of tender and supplier chain of the College by offering the
> tender(s)
> > to his family and friends.
> > 
> >
> > He recently created a post(Senior Finance Manager) for himself and
> > appointed a panel and shortlisted himself and draft questions and answers
> > for the post.
> > 
> >
> > The interviews were scheduled to take place on Thursday the 20 June
> > 2013,but postponed to Friday the 21 June 2013 again postponed in 1 minute
> > notice while
> > shortlisted candicates where already in the college and the panels
members.
> >
> > Panel consist of internal employees, which occupied junior management post
> > within the College and equity is not being considered by HR and Mr Ridwaan
> > Abdullah.
> >
> > Only one panel member from outside also appointed by Mr Ridwaan Abdullah
> > and he claimed this guy is a qualified Charted Accountant of South Africa.
> >
> >
> > College Principal, Mr JJ Mbana is not involved at any stage of recruitment
> > and selection, he was not involved in shortlisting and in interview
process
> > while he must be involve due to the senior level of the post.
> >
> >
> > According to the Finance Staff at College, there are very concern with the
> > way he runs the College finances by instructing them verbally to pay any
of
> > his associates without any procedure to follow or any written decision by
> > tender committee.
> >
> >
> > Ican supply any evidence if required, for example the copy of his 6 months
> > contract as a Resource Manager which was signed by Mr JJ Mbana.
> > 
> >
> > I call upon to Mr Minister of high Education to intervene, we are talking
> > about taxpayers money which were meant to fight unemployment(offer skills
> > to the youth through the College courses and technical training) which is
> > high amongst youth according to stats SA.whisle blowers are victims, on 3 Feb 2014 one lady from HR Dept. who is a whisle  blower was suspended without following any HR policy governing disciplinary processes. she is no suspension until further notice from Mr Ridwaaan and Karen Naidoo. please investigate further.
> > 
> >
> > I thank you

Report ID: 5616
Crime Category: Corruption
Province: Eastern Cape
City/Town: PORT ELIZABETH
Suburb: Uitenhage
Address: Uitenhage
Crime Date/Time: 3 Feb 2014, 00:02 AM
Reported By: Username5616
Reported Date: 5 Feb 2014, 15:02 PM
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  • siyamthanda 18 Feb 2015, 07:03 PM

    I am currently a student @ Emc, I applied there 2011 and paid R1000 for registration, but unforfunately I didn't study there then, after that I cancelled everything they took half of the money which is (R500) they gave me R500 to show that they really cancelled it... Then last year when I received my results they told me I owe the school R5000 and something, whereas I didn't even attend not even one class there and now my mother is about to pay that money. So I want to know is it fair for her to pay the money whereas I didn't study @ Emc?

  • zwane mngwe 16 Nov 2014, 12:34 PM

    I am getting worried as I'm reading these comments abt this college because I have just paid R1000 for my son who will be studying at EMC in Uitenage/PE next year, 2015. Can anyone reassure me that I'm at the right hands.

  • ziyanda2 9 Aug 2014, 01:31 PM

    I have a sister who was studying there at EMC but she couldn't finish bcoz of financial problems considering that she was saying he own tuition no bursary...she's been waiting fr her N4 certificate since forever and when she wanted to apply to another institution the requested a statement of results which she didn't have and she called the EMC offices for her statement but they refused to fax it for her and it was a due date for the application and my sister lost the bursary which was a bit of confusion bcoz why would they refuse to fax her document becoz it belongs to her, she's earned it....plzzzz help

  • Qhawe 4 Aug 2014, 10:10 PM

    can you please do an investigation at Gert Sibande College in Standerton? the corruption that is taking place there is beyond us now, students haven't received their bursary money, they tell us 80% attendance that NSFAS initiated but we know that is all lies, but we have no power to stop them only ask of you to please expose them?

  • Buyisile Tyali 10 Apr 2014, 12:45 PM

    I applied at EMC collage early Jan and paid R1000 which they told me it was for regstration,then they told to wait for an SMS that will notify me when my class will start. within just a week I got an SMS that says "Dear Student.EMC is opening a R191 campus @Heath Park P.E. You have been identified as a candidate for this campus. If you are interested studying there, plaese report @the High Street campus Hall on Monday,27 JAN @10:00. Thank you.EMC". I therefore went at High street to report because was happy that I will be close home. then the lady I reported to told that I must wait for an SMS that tell me when I will star at Heath Park, I never got an SMS till now. but recently i've been getting calls from Midlands telling that I must pay the money I OWE for this semester. So what I want to know is that should I pay the money even though I did not attend a single class becuase the 2nd call I got they told me tha if don't pay the money I owe them they will take me to their lawyer. please help guy ndithini? I thank you

  • Baxolele EMC Student 27 Mar 2014, 12:29 AM

    Am a student of EMC College. I am from Alice, I came here, because I want to be educated. I applied for the Nasfas bursary. Because i have no one to be reliant on for surport. My father pass away, my mom is unemployed we dependent on the socail grant for my siblings. Now the manegement says, there's no money for Nsfas to play an accommodation for me. The problem is my lady lord is about to kick me out. He notice me already, that if I don't play rent for january to March by the 1st of April he will send me out of he's pemises. I do n't know what to do and where to get this kid of money to payout the rent. As a result, by now I do n't have even a slice of break to put on the table. Plz help, Mr J.J. Mbana.

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