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A killer in more ways than one

The global arms trade is described as one of three most corrupt industries in the world – and South Africans have had first-hand experience of its toxic effects on the country’s economy.

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Transparency demanded in government contracting

A new global campaign, called Stop Secret Contracts, is mobilising people around the world to demand more transparency from their governments in public contracting. The campaign aims to cut the cost of corruption in the use of taxpayers' money.

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A closer look at the Seriti Commission

In the first of a series of that explains the internal and external regulations, procedures and pieces of legislation that govern the operation of the Seriti Commission, we talk about its mandate and terms of reference - these lay out the aims and scope of the commission.

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And the winner is ... anti-corruption!

The 2014 Honesty Oscars do not celebrate mainstream actors, filmmakers or directors, but in a clever take on the Hollywood event, they pay tribute to those who creatively and imaginatively spread the anti-corruption message and demand accountability and honesty from world leaders.

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Political will must back anti-corruption legislation

Speaking at a lunch hosted by EE Publishers, Corruption Watch board member Vusi Pikoli had strong words for those who commit corrupt acts, and emphasised the role that citizens can play in South Africa's growth and development.

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Pikitup board to discipline Nair

The Pikitup board is said to be instituting disciplinary procedures against MD Amanda Nair for her part in a dubious R260-million tender.

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Join our online budget discussion

If you have something important to say about the budget, speak up! Join the post-budget discussion on Corruption Watch Connected, our new online community, on Wednesday 5 March at 11h00.

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Why we must care about the Seriti Commission

The Arms Procurement Commission is not a farce and should be supported – so say authors Andrew Feinstein and Hennie van Vuuren. If it contributes anything towards revealing the truth, it will be of value, they maintain.

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Feinstein, Van Vuuren to brief media

Authors Andrew Feinstein and Hennie van Vuuren, represented by Lawyers for Human Rights, will brief the media this afternoon on their experiences at the Arms Procurement Commission, including challenges related to accessing crucial documents and cross-examination of key witnesses.

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Not perfect, but commission can still produce results

There are some who feel that the Seriti Commission, currently probing allegations of corruption in the arms deal, is a lame duck - but others feel that it is the only way to the truth, and may yet produce results if citizens and civil society become more involved.

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