World Whistleblowing Day, 23 June 2017

Today, 23 June, is World Whistleblowing Day, an occasion to reflect on the strong ethics, determination to do what’s right, and sometimes outright bravery shown by those who decide that they cannot turn a blind eye to corruption. At Corruption Watch, our work is driven by our reporters. Many risk their safety, their jobs and Read more >

CW welcomes ConCourt decision on secret ballot

22 June 2017 Corruption Watch welcomes ConCourt decision confirming speaker’s power to grant a secret ballot Corruption Watch welcomes today’s Constitutional Court ruling on the United Democratic Movement’s application for a secret ballot in the motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma. The court’s confirmation that the National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete does have Read more >

Integrity lecture: youth unemployment & corruption

Media Invitation Youth Integrity Dialogue: Corruption as a hindrance for youth employment Corruption Watch, in collaboration with Harambe Youth Employment Accelerator and Livity Africa, will be hosting a Youth Integrity Dialogue on 29 June 2017 in Eldorado Park in Johannesburg. Employment corruption remains one of the most prevalent types of corruption, and it’s one that the public Read more >

ConCourt rules on Zuma no-confidence secret ballot

The Constitutional Court ruled today on the United Democratic Movement’s (UDM) application for a secret ballot in the motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma. The court was asked to order that National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete must make all arrangements to ensure that the vote of no confidence takes place by secret ballot. The Read more >

Sygnia supports anti-corruption organisations with new unit trust mechanism

SYGNIA LAUNCHES TWO NEW UNIT CLASSES WITHIN THE SYGNIA MONEY MARKET UNIT TRUST – ALL MANAGEMENT FEES TO BE DONATED TO NON-PARTISAN CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS FIGHTING CORRUPTION By Magda Wierzycka Chief Executive Officer, Sygnia Group As a corporate citizen driven by its desire to fight corruption, restore faith in the government and encourage economic growth, 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 >

Corruption is a killer of the innocent

By Ronald Menoe First published in City Press Often the link between corruption and death is hard to trace. How do you link a car accident to a corrupt traffic cop soliciting a bribe from a drunk driver, or the death of a malnourished child to a corrupt school official siphoning funds from a school’s Read more >

Dlamini not off the hook regarding Sassa

Social development minister Bathabile Dlamini has been joined in her personal capacity to the Sassa/Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) case, and the issue of whether she acted in bad faith, when called upon to explain her conduct to the court, will be investigated and resolved. The Constitutional Court ruled this morning that parties must submit feedback Read more >

In an ethical meltdown, we must keep ethics alive

By Cynthia Schoeman #KeepingEthicsAlive The current ethical status in South Africa is, to say the least, very troubling. Reports and claims of state capture, corruption and self-enrichment by a select few continue to emerge. The consequent political uncertainty coupled with low economic growth – with junk status threatening even lower growth – pose numerous risks, Read more >