Judiciary rises to challenge of fighting corruption

By Leanne Govindsamy First published in Business Day The corruption paralysing South Africa will only be properly dealt with when institutions in all spheres of government — in particular criminal justice institutions — work together, freely and without interference and without favour or prejudice. Any anti-corruption project in South Africa, therefore, should be first and Read more >

Are you complicit in corruption?

Dictionary.com’s word of the year for 2017 is complicit. Complicit means “choosing to be involved in an illegal or questionable act, especially with others; having partnership or involvement in wrongdoing.” Simply put, it means that even if you not are directly involved in such wrongdoing, you can be complicit indirectly if you know that someone Read more >

CW launches hard-hitting animation video on IACD 2017

In commemoration of 9 December 2017, International Anti-Corruption Day, a UN-designated day to raise awareness of corruption around the world, Corruption Watch has released a satirical animation video that highlights how corruption affects us all and why it matters to hold our leaders to account. “#Wepay” is the product of a partnership between Corruption Watch Read more >

CW welcomes today’s judgment on Nxasana matter

Corruption Watch (CW) welcomes the judgment handed down today by Judge Dunstan Mlambo in the Pretoria High Court, regarding the position of the national director of public prosecutions (NDPP). This arises out of an application by CW, together with Freedom Under Law (FUL) and the Council for Advancement of the South African Constitution (CASAC), to Read more >

Steinhoff alleged corruption: business must act

Corruption Watch condemns the conduct of Steinhoff involving financial irregularities, as confirmed by former CEO, Markus Jooste, who resigned in the wake of the allegations.  The civil society organisation will continue to monitor the outcome of the investigation, and will shine a light on the impact of these corrupt business dealings. The organisation calls on Read more >

Unearthing corruption risks in mining approvals

In October Corruption Watch launched our research report on corruption in the mining approvals process. The report focused specifically on the start of the mining chain of events, where permits are sought and granted and decisions are made about when, where and under what circumstances mining can occur, according to a rigorous set of procedures Read more >

CW announces plans for Int’l Anti-Corruption Day

To commemorate International Anti-Corruption Day on 9 December, Corruption Watch has planned a range of activities to mark the UN-designated day and to heighten awareness of the impact of corruption. The Corruption Watch team will launch a fresh, innovative animated video that highlights how corruption affects us all and why it matters to hold our Read more >

TI releases governance principles for SOEs

South Africa’s state-owned enterprises (SOEs) are not what could be described as the pride of the nation. The likes of Eskom, the Passenger Rail Association of South Africa (Prasa), the South African Post Office (SAPO), South African Airways (SAA), the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), and others have become a national embarrassment rather than a Read more >

Money mismanagement means big loss for school

The Gauteng Department of Education is investigating allegations of mismanagement of funds at a Soweto school dating back over several years. A series of eyebrow-raising incidents at Firethorn Primary School in Klipspruit – which include the fraudulent cashing of cheques – prompted a member of the school’s governing body (SGB) to lodge a complaint with Read more >