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 >

CW condemns Mashaba’s statements about migrants

Corruption Watch condemns the recent reprehensible statements made by Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba in which he describes illegal immigrants in Johannesburg’s inner city as criminals who should be dealt with as such. The mayor was delivering a speech to mark his first 100 days in office. The organisation calls on the DA to repudiate these Read more >

Widespread corruption at Home Affairs shown in CW report

22 November 2016 Corruption at the Department of Home Affairs (DHA), according to a new report, Project Lokisa: Asylum at a Price, released by Corruption Watch today, is now so endemic that only a concerted effort by multiple stakeholders can hope to curb it. The DHA has failed to respond to any of the attempts Read more >

CW and R2K continue to challenge Seriti findings

Last month Corruption Watch (CW) and the Right2Know Campaign (R2K) launched a legal challenge to the findings of the Seriti Commission on the arms deal. This application was lodged at the High Court in October 2016. CW and R2K note that on 9 November 2016, the Constitutional Court dismissed an unrelated application to review the Read more >

Media invite: launch of Home Affairs corruption report

MEDIA INVITATION New report shines light on corruption in immigration system at Home Affairs Corruption Watch and partners invite you to the of launch of a new report, Project Lokisa: Asylum at a Price, which focuses on how corruption impacts those seeking legal protection in South Africa, specifically refugees and asylum seekers. Basing its evidence Read more >

Corruption Watch welcomes Molefe’s resignation

Corruption Watch welcomes the decision by Brian Molefe to resign as Eskom chief executive officer. The organisation regards this resignation as being in the best interests of Eskom. Its prominence as a major state owned enterprise requires that the public has confidence in its operations, functioning and leadership. The allegations against Molefe, both in the Read more >

State capture report paves way for more investigation

Corruption Watch, in its response to the public protector’s State of Capture report, highlights the critical importance of the report in ensuring that a few, favoured individuals do not continue to abuse state resources and power. While the public protector has not made adverse findings against any of those implicated in the report, she does, Read more >