Blatant demands for bribes in exchange for tenders are commonplace in Limpopo and Mpumalanga. “You can get the tender. All you have to do is pay me the fee.” The local government official is speaking calmly, sure of himself. The office door is not closed. A colleague pops his head in to ask whether he wants anything from the shop. “It will be 10% of the project fee,” he continues. “But then you get immediate sign-off and you can start work.”….more