CW celebrates multiple triumphs for democracy in SA

17 March 2017 Today’s judgment by the Constitutional Court regarding the payment of social grants by the South African Social Services Agency (Sassa) and Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) was a resounding win for South Africans and a celebration of the independence of the judiciary in the country. Corruption Watch, in its role as amicus curiae Read more >

CPS asks us to retract statements

Corruption Watch has been following, and participating in, the developments around the South African Social Security Services and Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) since 2013. Cash Paymaster Services has written to us through their attorneys, in a letter dated 10 March 2017. They take exception at certain recent statements our executive director David Lewis has made Read more >

CW calls for dismissal of Min. Dlamini over Sassa debacle

CW calls for dismissal of Min. Dlamini over Sassa debacle Corruption Watch, following the failure of the South Africa Social Security Agency (Sassa) to find an alternative service provider to deliver social grants, calls for the minister of social development, Bathabile Dlamini to be sacked for her handling of the matter. The organisation views the 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 >

Shadow Report 2016: public’s right to information not upheld

New research by the Access to Information Network (ATI Network) – formerly known as the Promotion of Access to Information Act (Paia) Civil Society Network – has revealed a shocking dereliction of duties by public and private bodies to realise South Africans’ constitutional right of access to information. The Shadow Report 2016 was compiled with Read more >

CW: revamped Marabastad RRO will offer better services

17 February 2017 Corruption Watch supports the new and improved systems launched today at the refurbished Marabastad Refugee Reception Office in Pretoria. The revamp is intended to address queue management and security concerns, among other issues, and introduce an automated booking system and paperless processes. These changes are long overdue as in the past, this Read more >

SA moves up a notch on CPI, but murky deals pose a risk

Transparency International’s (TI) Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2016, which each year ranks a wide range of countries in relation to perceptions about levels of corruption in their public sectors, was released today. Local TI chapter Corruption Watch reports that South Africa’s score has improved slightly, moving one place up on the scoring table from 44 Read more >

CW lays criminal charges against SARS commissioner

12 December 2016 Corruption Watch has laid criminal charges against the South African Revenue Services (SARS) commissioner, Tom Moyane, in relation to the matter involving alleged fraud and corruption committed by two senior SARS employees, Jonas Makwakwa and Kelly-Ann Elskie. Charges were also laid against Makwakwa and Elskie directly, under case numbers 217/12/2016, 218/12/2016 and Read more >

Media invitation: CW marks Int’l Anti-Corruption Day

8 December 2016 Media Invitation Corruption Watch marks International Anti-Corruption Day at Newtown Junction Corruption Watch invites you to attend an anti-corruption activation on Friday 9 December 2016, to commemorate International Anti-Corruption Day, an annual UN-designated calendar event to raise awareness of corruption. The theme for 2016 is United against corruption for development, peace and Read more >