Political party funding to become more transparent

Today the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) handed down judgment in the political party funding-related matter of My Vote Counts (MVC) vs the president of South Africa, the minister of justice, and others. The court ruled that voters have the right to be informed about the sources of the private funding of political parties. In delivering today’s Read more >

Submissions invited on Political Party Funding Bill

Parliament’s Ad Hoc Committee on the Funding of Political Parties has opened the window for submissions and comments from all stakeholders and interested parties, on the draft Political Party Funding Bill. The committee invites parties to send through their written submissions on the bill from now until the closing date and time of 16h00 on Read more >

CW weighs in on the draft Public Audit Amendment Bill

Corruption Watch (CW) has made submissions to the Standing Committee on the Auditor-General (SCOAG), as part of the public hearings to address the draft Public Audit Amendment Bill currently still underway in Parliament. The organisation welcomes the amendments being proposed by the SCOAG, which seek to ensure that the Auditor-General (AG) is able to enforce 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 >

People’s Tribunal set to uncover corruption secrets

In recent years South Africa has experienced several commissions of inquiry, set up by President Jacob Zuma to investigate important matters such as the arms deal. However, South Africans looking for some form of justice have been disappointed. The arms deal commission, particularly, was dismissed as a cover-up, and Corruption Watch and the Right2Know Campaign Read more >