CW and R2K set to challenge arms deal cover-up

18 August 2016 Corruption Watch (CW) and the Right2Know Campaign (R2K) are preparing to challenge the findings of the Seriti Commission in court. The litigation will be launched in the North Gauteng High Court in September 2016 and founding papers will be placed on the applicants’ websites. The Seriti Commission was chaired by Judge Willie Read more >

CW makes submissions on NSPCA case in ConCourt

Update: Corruption Watch is making submissions today in the Constitutional Court in the case brought by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty (NSPCA) to Animals against Justice Minister Michael Masutha and Shaun Abrahams, the national director of public prosecutions. The NSPCA’s case arose out of a 2010 case in which a camel was Read more >

CW urges public to have their say on PP candidates

12 August 2016 The interviews of all 14 short-listed candidates for the post of public protector were conducted yesterday by the Parliamentary ad hoc committee running well into the early hours of the morning. Corruption Watch has launched an online voting tool for the public to indicate which is their preferred candidates. The results of Read more >

Interviews signal final stages of PP appointment process

10 August 2016 On Thursday 11 August, a Parliamentary ad hoc committee will interview 14 candidates that have been shortlisted for the position of public protector. The interviews will commence at 07h45 and can be viewed on Parliament’s television and YouTube channel. Earlier this year, Corruption Watch launched its Bua Mzansi campaign to ensure that Read more >

CW urges public participation in selecting new protector

Following the recent announcement of the nominated candidates for the post of public protector by Parliament’s ad hoc committee, Corruption Watch urges the public to participate in the appointment process by endorsing or raising objections to candidates by 16h00 on 8 July 2016. The ad hoc committee placed adverts in newspapers across the country, calling Read more >

CW urges Treasury to investigate Eskom procurement

Corruption Watch urges Treasury to investigate alleged procurement irregularities at Eskom On Friday 24 June, Corruption Watch issued an urgent request to the National Treasury to investigate the manner in which Eskom manages its contracts with existing suppliers and its general adherence to supply chain processes, including its vetting processes. Corruption Watch is particularly disturbed Read more >

CW debate to examine state of youth leadership in SA

MEDIA ADVISORY CORRUPTION WATCH UNPACKS STATE OF CURRENT YOUTH LEADERSHIP AT 18 JUNE DEBATE AND DIALOGUE Youth Month 2016 has already sparked much conversation and reflection on the valiant efforts of the youth in 1976 to bring change, linking these historic events to contemporary youth challenges and accomplishments. Many of these events and discussions feature high Read more >

New campaign to safeguard SA’s asylum-seekers

PRESS RELEASE: SIBANTU BANYE/WE ARE ONE PEOPLE: WORLD REFUGEE DAY CELEBRATION People’s Coalition Against Xenophobia launches actions to safeguard asylum-seekers in South Africa ahead of World Refugee Day Weekend event starts advocacy effort to protect asylum-seeker rights and pledge campaign to fight xenophobia 2016-06-16 JOHANNESBURG – On the eve of World Refugee Day (20 June), Read more >

Media invite: launch of CW’s TRAC report

Next week Corruption Watch releases its latest report, conducted in collaboration with Transparency International (TI). The report titled Transparency in Corporate Reporting: South Africa, forms part of TI’s Transparency Reporting on Anti-Corruption (TRAC) series. The study, the first of its kind in South Africa, measures 50 of the country’s largest listed and unlisted companies in Read more >