AU promotes civil society anti-corruption efforts

By Kwazi Dlamini As part of its effort to fight corruption in Africa, the African Union (AU) hosted the Civil Society Forum III Combating Corruption conference at the Pan African Parliament  in July. With corruption still hindering development in many African countries, the AU has declared 2018 the year of combating corruption in Africa. The Read more >

People’s Tribunal: implicated parties not bothered

When the People’s Tribunal on Economic Crime in South Africa presented its preliminary findings in early February 2018, it stated that all implicated parties would receive the relevant evidence and copies of submissions and those preliminary findings. They would have three months within which to respond. Shortly afterwards NGO Open Secrets served 38 implicated parties Read more >

Media advisory: CW takes anti-corruption to EC

Corruption Watch will be hosting a series of activities at various community locations in Port Elizabeth between 17 and 24 March 2018, including schools, clinics, taxi ranks, town halls and shopping centres. To date, the organisation has received over 20 000 reports of corruption focused on areas such as schools, housing, health and licensing sectors, Read more >

Five days of gripping tribunal hearings

After five days of compelling and disturbing testimony, presentations, submissions and personal accounts, the People’s Tribunal on Economic Crime wrapped up on Wednesday evening. The five-member panel of adjudicators shared their preliminary findings, followed by the opening of The People Against Corruption exhibition. Download the preliminary findings. The evidence presented was just the tip of Read more >

Skeletons emerge at People’s Tribunal

By Kwazi Dlamini The People’s Tribunal on Economic Crime, currently in session at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg, is drawing to a close but it has certainly produced its share of sensational revelations. On Monday Ajay Sooklal, formerly a legal representative of French arms company Thales, dropped a bombshell by revealing a range of key role Read more >

Open Secrets: joining the corruption dots

By Kwazi Dlamini The People’s Tribunal on Economic Crime commenced at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg on 3 February. On 6 February the Corruption Watch team made submissions to the tribunal regarding its legal challenge, with the Right2Know Campaign, to the findings of the Seriti Commission into arms deal corruption. The tribunal is organised by various Read more >

Mining royalties: Bakwena ba Mogopa community

Corruption Watch will visit with community members in Bakwena ba Mogopa, North West, next week as part of a project to research and understand the impact of the maladministration of mining royalties on communities in the region, and to identify the gaps in the legislative and policy frameworks that adversely affect the processes. Corruption Watch Read more >

CW raises awareness of corruption in Northern Cape

Corruption Watch will be amplifying its anti-corruption message in Northern Cape and expanding its footprint in communities where its presence has previously been limited. The impact of corruption is most keenly felt by those who rely on government services and resources for their basic needs. By taking the message directly to communities, Corruption Watch aims Read more >

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 >