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 >

Download and share our new brochures

Download and share our new public education brochures. Here you’ll find information about corruption in housing, schools, health and traffic, as well as a general brochure, in several different languages. If a housing official says to you, “I will put your name on the top of the list but you will have to pay a Read more >

CW 2016 report shows increasing intolerance for corruption

28 February 2017 The public in South Africa are increasingly intolerant of corruption and the abuse of power by those in positions of leadership and are more willing to hold them to account, according to Corruption Watch’s 2016 Annual Corruption Report.  The report reviews the past five years of the public reporting their experiences of Read more >

Annual report: public does not tolerate corruption

Today, a month after its fifth birthday, Corruption Watch releases its fifth annual report. The report celebrates the almost 15 000 whistle-blowers who have approached us during the last half a decade, and also features highlights of what was a busy year for the organisation. This large volume of reports clearly indicates that the South Read more >

Reputation Thieves – a youth story produced with FunDza

Together with the FunDza Literacy Trust, we now publish our fourth youth-targeted story, Reputation Thieves. It’s an exciting story about identity theft and misuse of funds. Catch up with our previous youth-focused stories, also produced in partnership with FunDza – Licensed to Lie, The Whistleblowers, and Pay-off! Chapter 1  |  Chapter 2  |  Chapter 3  Read more >

Firms need to fight graft with intent

by David Lewis First published in Business Day The best protection against the risk of corruption at companies is a comprehensive, fully implemented, and continually monitored anti-corruption programme, a new study has found. Corruption Watch’s Transparency in Corporate Reporting study is the South African leg of a series of identical studies undertaken by selected Transparency Read more >

Corporate reporting transparency in spotlight

Corruption Watch released its Transparency in Corporate Reporting: South Africa (TRAC) report yesterday evening. This report is part of Transparency International’s (TI) series that assesses the transparency – an essential tool in combating corruption and enabling accountability – of companies in various countries. In the series, TI surveys the world’s largest companies in terms of Read more >

Annual report 2015: a year of intense public participation

In its annual report for 2015, released today, Corruption Watch highlights the power of public participation in the fight against corruption. Since we launched in January 2012, we’ve received more than 10 000 reports. This public activism was reflected in several events during 2015, such as the student fees protests, various anti-xenophobia and –corruption marches, Read more >

Pay-off – a Fundza / Corruption Watch story

Naledi is excited to register for second year at varsity, but the cute guy behind the admin desk at the funding office has bad news. What can she do? And can she trust him when he offers to help find out what is going on? Is he after a pay-off? Find out what happens in Read more >