CW requests to attend PIC AGM to ensure transparency

Corruption Watch has written a letter to the minister of finance, Malusi Gigaba, and his deputy, Sfiso Buthelezi, to request attendance at the forthcoming annual general meeting (AGM) of the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) on 17 November 2017. This arises out of the organisation’s concern about recent reports in the media highlighting instability and in-fighting Read more >

CW makes parly submissions on political party funding

This week Corruption Watch made written submissions to the parliamentary ad hoc committee on the funding of political parties, on the draft Political Party Funding Bill of 2017. We expressed concerns mainly around the continued lack of transparency in the private finding of parties. Transparency in party funding prevents and deters corruption and malfeasance, and Read more >

Civil society must rise to the occasion

Civil society organisations (CSOs) come in many forms, some informal and some formal. The latter include non-governmental organisations, community based organisations, or faith-based organisations, among others. They represent a group of individuals who come together for a common purpose, as in to fulfil a particular mandate driven by need. In a policy brief titled Strengthening Read more >

SCA dismisses Zuma, NPA corruption charge appeal

The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) this morning ruled unanimously against President Jacob Zuma and the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), who were appealing a High Court ruling of April 2016 which invalidated the 2009 decision to withdraw 783 charges of fraud and corruption against Zuma. Handing down judgment this morning, Justice Eric Leach dismissed the Read more >

Online tool helps companies tackle bribery, corruption

Good governance. Tone from the top. Enabling environment. These are terms we often read about in relation to ethical business practices, but in practical terms, many businesses struggle or lag in developing and implementing these important policies. Transparency International UK (TI UK) has launched a new online tool which provides up-to-date and in-depth guidance for Read more >

CW report: corruption in mining approval processes

Corruption Watch, in a new report released today, identifies the vulnerabilities in the mining application process, which give rise to corruption between mining companies, government authorities and community leaders, often to the detriment of mining-affected communities. As part of a Transparency International (TI) global initiative involving 20 TI chapters, the Mining for Sustainable Development Research Read more >

Report launch: Mining for Sustainable Development (SA)

Corruption Watch has been part of a global research initiative into risks and vulnerabilities in the mining application process – when mining licenses, contracts and permits are awarded – which give rise to corruption. The initiative, called Mining For Sustainable Development, is driven by Transparency International (TI) and aims to strengthen transparency and accountability in Read more >

Civil society joins forces calling McKinsey to account

 Press release and memorandum Future South Africa and the variety of civil society organisations associated with it today holds a picket outside the offices of McKinsey in South Africa to protest the way in which the global company conducted itself in relation to its empowerment partner Trillian Capital and their business deals with Eskom. McKinsey Read more >

Whistleblower teachers are our heroes

Today is World Teachers’ Day and we’re taking the opportunity to salute those teachers who put their duties to their pupils above their own interests, and report corruption. They are our heroes for the week. The 2017 World Teachers’ Day (WTD) marks the 51st anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 International Labour Organization/Unesco Recommendation concerning Read more >