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Toxic Mdluli era finally comes to an end

In 2015 the charges of fraud, corruption and money-laundering against Richard Mdluli – which were brought in September 2011 and withdrawn in December 2011 – were reinstated. Yesterday, almost three years later and six years after he was suspended, Mdluli was finally relieved of his duties as head of police crime intelligence. In the meantime, Read more >

CW urges deputy president to appoint new NDPP

Corruption Watch welcomes the serving of a court order to freeze assets of McKinsey and Trillian. This must naturally be followed by the commencement of criminal proceedings against these two firms as well as against the individual McKinsey, Trillian and Eskom executives and board members implicated in the wholesale looting of public resources. Corruption Watch Read more >

Four reasons why corruption matters

By Oliver Bullough First published on Al Jazeera More than a trillion dollars are stolen from the world’s poorest countries every year, which is such a vast sum that it is hard to visualise. That amount of money would get you Apple, with enough left over to buy every sterling-denominated note or coin in circulation. Read more >

Who will be South Africa’s first Integrity Idol?

Corruption Watch is one of the organisations supporting the Integrity Idol South Africa initiative, which has arrived in our country and will launch on 16 January in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. The Accountability Lab and partners, including the Nelson Mandela Foundation, LifeCo UnLtd and Democracy Works Foundation, are driving the programme. Like its predecessors, Integrity Idol South Read more >

People’s Tribunal: call for information and witnesses

SAVE THE DATE: People’s Tribunal on Economic Crime in South Africa Constitution Hill, Johannesburg First hearings: 3 – 7 February 2018 The organising committee for the People’s Tribunal on Economic Crime in South Africa hereby invites members of the public to submit information to be presented at the first hearings of the People’s Tribunal in Read more >

African roundtable on good infrastructure governance

By Chris Heathcote First published in the Sierra Leone Telegraph Infrastructure is crucial to Africa’s growth prospects. It’s also hard to get right, a reality acknowledged by delegates from around the continent and further afield who recently gathered in Cape Town, South Africa, for Africa’s first roundtable on infrastructure governance. Until now, policy makers have largely Read more >

Goodbye 2017, hello to a busy 2018!

At the end of 2017 Corruption Watch wrapped up a hectic year, with successes in various arenas, including courtrooms, communities and campaigns. To read more about the various kinds of work that we do, please visit our page. We still continue our Sassa battle. In 2015 we applied to the North Gauteng High Court, citing irregularities Read more >

Judiciary rises to challenge of fighting corruption

By Leanne Govindsamy First published in Business Day The corruption paralysing South Africa will only be properly dealt with when institutions in all spheres of government — in particular criminal justice institutions — work together, freely and without interference and without favour or prejudice. Any anti-corruption project in South Africa, therefore, should be first and Read more >

Are you complicit in corruption?

Dictionary.com’s word of the year for 2017 is complicit. Complicit means “choosing to be involved in an illegal or questionable act, especially with others; having partnership or involvement in wrongdoing.” Simply put, it means that even if you not are directly involved in such wrongdoing, you can be complicit indirectly if you know that someone Read more >