CW board on MultiChoice revelations and allegations

In the light of recent revelations and allegations concerning the relationship between MultiChoice and ANN7, the board of Corruption Watch has decided to release the following statement: In response to our public fundraising campaign, Corruption Watch received a donation from, amongst other corporations and individuals, Naspers, the owner of MultiChoice. This donation was received some Read more >

Corruption Watch urges Absa to act on the PP’s findings

Corruption Watch has urged Absa Bank to respect the public protector’s findings on the CIEX report, released yesterday, calling upon the bank to either repay the R1.125-billion bail-out granted by the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) to Bankorp Limited / Absa between 1986 and 1995, or otherwise launch a judicial review. David Lewis, executive director of Corruption Watch, commented: “Absa should immediately Read more >

CW expresses outrage at Molefe reinstatement

Corruption Watch, in response to the news today that Brian Molefe will be reinstated as CEO of Eskom from Monday 15 May, has expressed outrage at his return to his former position from which he resigned in November 2016. In spite of attempts to now position his departure as early retirement, at no point at Read more >

CW condemns SASSA’s pointless litigation

Corruption Watch (CW) condemns a decision by the South African Social Services Agency (SASSA) to withdraw from opposition to legal action that challenged a R317-million payment to social grants distributor Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) on the basis that it was irregular. CW views the conduct as wasteful of public resources, following two years of litigation Read more >

Cabinet reshuffle: CW issues strong call for action

Following last night’s cabinet reshuffle, the centre of political gravity and the last hope for the South African democracy rests with the people of South Africa and their parliamentary representatives. The events have clearly established that renewal will not come from within the ranks of the ruling party which has clearly been captured by a Read more >

CW celebrates multiple triumphs for democracy in SA

17 March 2017 Today’s judgment by the Constitutional Court regarding the payment of social grants by the South African Social Services Agency (Sassa) and Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) was a resounding win for South Africans and a celebration of the independence of the judiciary in the country. Corruption Watch, in its role as amicus curiae Read more >

Corruption Watch welcomes Molefe’s resignation

Corruption Watch welcomes the decision by Brian Molefe to resign as Eskom chief executive officer. The organisation regards this resignation as being in the best interests of Eskom. Its prominence as a major state owned enterprise requires that the public has confidence in its operations, functioning and leadership. The allegations against Molefe, both in the Read more >

CW now a full chapter of Transparency International

Corruption Watch has become a fully-fledged chapter of Transparency International (TI), the global movement against corruption. The news concludes a four-year accreditation process and means we are now TI’s official representative in South Africa. Established in 1993, TI is an NGO with more than 100 national chapters – for the most part locally established, independent Read more >

CW’s financial transparency above reproach

Corruption Watch is one of only six organisations on the African continent whose financial transparency levels have received a five-star rating from Transparify in its recently released report titled How Transparent are Think Tanks about Who Funds Them 2016? The Tbilisi, Georgia-based Transparify assesses the transparency levels of think tanks in terms of their sources Read more >