My Corruption-Free Africa

The 45 entries that made it to the second round of My Corruption-Free Africa have been announced – visit our digital community Corruption Watch Connected to view them and make comments. Article Title Second round of entries announced Deep Link http://www.corruptionwatch.org.za/content/african-youth-shine-my-corruption-free-africa Feature Image Home Intro Image

My Hands Are Clean

The My Hands Are Clean campaign calls on young people to commit to taking responsibility for their own actions, and to make a public, positive stand against corruption. Send your hand selfie to #MyHandsAreClean and nominate your friends! Article Title CW’s Youth Campaign Deep Link http://www.corruptionwatch.org.za/content/cw-youth-campaign-my-hands-are-clean Feature Image Home Intro Image

Join us at the VIP Youth Festival!

Corruption Watch is out and about next week – we’re joining forces with dynamic youth content agency, Livity Africa, for its #VIPYouthFest in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, from 16 – 18 June. There are live debates, music performances, poetry readings, comedy sketches, and a photographic exhibition, as well as Corruption Watch’s Bribe Detector test! Deep Link http://www.corruptionwatch.org.za/content/join-us-vip-youth-festival Read more >

Heroes & zeroes

Another bad police story – our zero this week is former deputy national police commissioner Lt-Gen Hamilton Hlela, who has pleaded guilty in Pretoria’s Specialised Commercial Crimes Court to corruption and receiving kickbacks. Article Title Former top cop admits corruption Deep Link http://www.corruptionwatch.org.za/content/former-top-cop-pleads-guilty-corruption-kickbacks Feature Image

Our first hero

First hero reports Yeoville cops Corruption Watch’s first hero is Tebogo Sehlabane, a former resident of Yeoville who refused to be intimidated by an encounter with members of the South African Police Service. January 20, 2012 Tebogo Sehlabane is Corruption Watch’s first hero for taking a stand to stop police intimidation. The former Yeoville resident Read more >

Corruption becoming endemic

Corporate South Africa, starting with JSE listed companies, should play a decisive role in addressing the scourge of corruption that is strangling our democracy. Steven Powell January 12, 2012 It is imperative that business, the public at large and the government initiate anti-graft measures. In addition to the widely publicised arms deal scandal, there has Read more >

The other cost of corruption

In six years, not much of a dent has been made in the fight against corruption, according to the majority of South Africans, who have been surveyed about the issue in four different studies since 2004. The latest findings, from a survey done in October/November 2011 and released by TNS Research Surveys, show a majority Read more >

Cricket inquiry into bonus payments

It all started on a promising note for South Africa. It was the year 2009 and the Indian Premier League (IPL), a massive 20/20 cricket event, was in the limelight. A terror attack in Mumbai shortly before the IPL season was to kick off almost put the spoke in the wheel of the tournament. Faced Read more >

Corruption on the rise

A survey by the global coalition against corruption, Transparency International, has found that corruption and bribery are getting worse in southern Africa. The survey, Daily Lives and Corruption, Public Opinion in Southern Africa notes that 56% of people reported paying a bribe in the past 12 months and 62% of people felt that corruption in their Read more >