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One week left to nominate your anti-corruption hero

There is just one week left in which to nominate your anti-corruption hero or heroes for the 2018 Transparency International (TI) Anti-Corruption Award! Launched in 2000 and until 2016 known as the TI Integrity Award, the accolade pays tribute to the sacrifices, determination and courage of activists around the world, many of whom have paid Read more >

National Anti-Corruption Strategy: what’s it about?

South Africa has the processes and mechanisms in place to fight corruption effectively – but those in authority do not a strong collective will to enforce those measures. Despite the country’s advanced Constitution, which provides a comprehensive fundamental framework for creating good governance and a high standard of ethics and integrity in the public service, Read more >

Africa’s whistle-blowers: ‘All I did was tell the truth’

By Olivier Piot Translated by Charles Goulden First published in The Nation South African president Jacob Zuma resigned in February 2018 over the biggest corruption scandal since the end of apartheid, which involved both the president and his son. Zuma’s exit became inevitable last June, after the publication of thousands of confidential documents revealing that Read more >

Behind the scenes with Integrity Idol SA’s first winner

South Africa recently concluded its inaugural Integrity Idol campaign, organised and driven by Accountability Lab – and the resounding winner was Captain Vinny Pillay, a career police officer at the Umhlali Police Station on KwaZulu-Natal’s (KZN) north coast. Umhlali falls into the coastal district municipality of iLembe – the smallest of KZN’s district municipalities – Read more >

People’s Tribunal: implicated parties not bothered

When the People’s Tribunal on Economic Crime in South Africa presented its preliminary findings in early February 2018, it stated that all implicated parties would receive the relevant evidence and copies of submissions and those preliminary findings. They would have three months within which to respond. Shortly afterwards NGO Open Secrets served 38 implicated parties Read more >

Take our National Anti-Corruption Strategy survey

Corruption Watch is adding its voice to the drafting of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy (NACS), a document initiated by the Anti-Corruption Inter-Ministerial Committee (ACIMC) established in 2014. The organisation will focus its activities on creating avenues for public engagement and consultation on the draft document, targeting the general public, civil society and the private sector Read more >

CW lends weight to National Anti-Corruption Strategy

Corruption Watch today announces its plan to contribute to the National Anti-Corruption Strategy (NACS), a document initiated by the Anti-Corruption Inter-Ministerial Committee (ACIMC) established in 2014. The organisation will focus its activities on creating avenues for public engagement and consultation on the draft document, targeting the general public, civil society and the private sector for Read more >

Whistle-blower ousted while accused principal remains

When wrong-doers are protected, whistle-blowers are often the ones who end up being punished, while the culprit smugly carries on with their shenanigans. So it was in the case of the misbehaving principal vs the school governing body (SGB) of Walter Sisulu Primary School in Olivenhoutbosch, Centurion. Gauteng Education MEC Payaza Lesufi went on national Read more >

TI Anti-Corruption Award 2018 now open for nominations

Nominations are now open for the 2018 Transparency International (TI) Anti-Corruption Award. Known between 2000 and 2016 as the TI Integrity Award, it recognises the courage and determination of the many remarkable individuals – journalists, public prosecutors, government officials, civil society activists, and more – and organisations fighting corruption around the world. The award may be Read more >