Entries by Corruption Watch

Toxic Mdluli era finally comes to an end

Six years after he was suspended, Richard Mdluli has finally been ‘relieved of his duties’ as head of police crime intelligence. In the meantime he has earned millions. Mdluli will be pensioned off with all the benefits that are due to him, said police minister Fikile Mbalula at a media briefing.

CW urges deputy president to appoint new NDPP

Corruption Watch has been cooperating in the investigation into McKinsey and Trillian with the US Department of Justice, and will continue to do so. The organisation believes that for a thorough investigation into state capture and looting to take place in South Africa, the current national director of public prosecutions – whose appointment was set aside in court last month – must be replaced.

Four reasons why corruption matters

Corruption is everyone’s problem, writes Oliver Bullough in this opinion piece for Al Jazeera. Just because you live in a wealthy country or are well off yourself doesn’t mean that you can be complacent or uncaring – because corruption affects us all.

People’s Tribunal: call for information and witnesses

The People’s Tribunal on Economic Crimes convenes in February 2018 for the first time. The tribunal is driven by civil society, including Corruption Watch, and seeks to interrogate the continuities in grand corruption in South Africa over the past 40 years, from apartheid to contemporary state capture. It hopes to stimulate informed public debate and engagement in the continuities of corruption in South Africa, and identify actors in the private and public sector who have committed or been complicit in acts of corruption or economic crime.

African roundtable on good infrastructure governance

It’s not enough to court foreign investment into public infrastructure, writes Chris Heathcote. Rule of law must apply, governance structures must be sound, and development plans must be well thought out – then the finance will follow. Otherwise, as is seen in Africa, the shortfall of infrastructure investment because of poor governance which allows corruption to creep in, will lead to lower growth, fewer jobs and fewer opportunities.