Zuma’s day in court postponed to June

As divided as South Africans were over his stepping down from office in February this year, so are they once more over former president Jacob Zuma’s corruption trial, which was postponed to 8 June in the Durban High Court on Friday. Judge Themba Sishi adjourned the proceedings shortly after they started, following a request for Read more >

CW annual report: over 5 000 complaints in 2017

Corruption Watch, in its 2017 corruption report released today, documents the extent to which growing public pressure on corrupt people and systems has contributed to the significant changes in South Africa. The report, titled The Time is Now, paints a picture of a more emboldened and vocal public, as evidenced by the 25% increase in Read more >

Zuma corruption trial: will his lawyers appeal?

By Pierre de Vos First published on Constitutionally Speaking We all know that when former President Jacob Zuma said many years ago that he wanted his day in court so that he can answer allegations that he is guilty of racketeering, corruption, money laundering and fraud, he was not being honest. Instead his lawyers have Read more >

MEDIA ADVISORY: Launch of CW’s 2017 corruption report

Corruption Watch will release its 2017 corruption report, titled The Time is Now, on 4 April 2018, along with audio material and other resources for media. The report will provide an overview of the public’s experiences of corruption in South Africa, as reported to Corruption Watch, against the backdrop of dramatic revelations of large-scale corruption Read more >

Net1 to challenge court ruling on R316-million

Net1 UEPS Technologies, the US-based parent company of Cash Paymaster Services (CPS), will challenge a South Gauteng High Court ruling handed down on Friday last week that says its subsidiary must pay back an amount of R316-million paid irregularly by the South African Social Grants Agency (Sassa) in 2014. The company will apply for leave Read more >

Edelman barometer: trust is hard-earned these days

The 2018 Edelman Trust Barometer (ETB) reveals a world dominated by distrust — 20 of 28 markets surveyed now sit in the territory of distrust, up one from last year. The ETB measures global levels of trust in and credibility of four institutions – business, the government, media, and NGOs. More than 32 000 respondents Read more >

CW wins Sassa-CPS court battle over R316m payment

Corruption Watch emerged victorious on Friday when the South Gauteng High Court ruled in favour of the organisation, setting aside a payment of R316-million by the South African Social Services Agency (Sassa) to social grant distributor Cash Paymaster Services (CPS). CPS was also ordered to pay back the full amount, with interest, to the state. Read more >

Judgment: CPS must repay Sassa’s R316m plus interest

Voice clip David Lewis Sassa judgment 23032018 Corruption Watch (CW) celebrates the judgment handed down today by Judge Moroa Tsoka ordering Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) to pay back, in full, the R316 447 361.41 received from the South African Social Services Agency (Sassa), with interest accrued since June 2014 until the date of payment. The Read more >