CW to push for Makwakwa, Moyane prosecution

Corruption Watch, responding to the news of the resignation of Jonas Makwakwa, chief officer for business and individual tax at the South African Revenue Service (Sars), confirms its intention to continue its efforts to ensure that both Makwakwa and Sars commissioner Tom Moyane are prosecuted. The organisation laid criminal charges against Moyane, Makwakwa and Kelly-Ann Read more >

Police overhaul needed to eradicate state capture taint

By Gareth Newham First published on the Institute for Security Studies Now that South Africa has undergone a profound political shift with the appointment of President Cyril Ramaphosa, the hard work of rebuilding various state institutions must begin. This is certainly true for law enforcement and intelligence agencies that were severely weakened by maladministration and Read more >

Ramaphosa withdraws appeal against NDPP judgment

The Presidency will no longer be appealing a North Gauteng High Court order that found former president Jacob Zuma to be too conflicted to “appoint, suspend or remove the National Director of Public Prosecutions or someone in an acting capacity as such”, and that the deputy president should perform that function as long as Zuma 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 >

CW welcomes today’s judgment on Nxasana matter

Corruption Watch (CW) welcomes the judgment handed down today by Judge Dunstan Mlambo in the Pretoria High Court, regarding the position of the national director of public prosecutions (NDPP). This arises out of an application by CW, together with Freedom Under Law (FUL) and the Council for Advancement of the South African Constitution (CASAC), to Read more >

SCA dismisses Zuma, NPA corruption charge appeal

The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) this morning ruled unanimously against President Jacob Zuma and the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), who were appealing a High Court ruling of April 2016 which invalidated the 2009 decision to withdraw 18 charges of fraud and corruption, relating to 783 dodgy payments, against Zuma. Handing down judgment this morning, Justice Read more >

Corruption in South Africa: a view from the front line

First published on Transparency International UK David Lewis, executive director of TI’s chapter in South Africa, Corruption Watch, reflects on the country’s current situation and the tools available to civil society to fight back against corruption. When, in the period leading to the formation of Corruption Watch, I traipsed around South Africa and the world Read more >

Spy tapes – the never-ending story in SCA today

Update: Zuma and his counsel have conceded that the dropping of charges against him was irrational. The court has reserved judgment and is adjourned. Two days had been set aside for this hearing.   Court is in session in Bloemfontein in the lengthy, on-going saga of the so-called spy tapes. President Jacob Zuma and the Read more >

Nxasana willing to resume duties as NDPP

JOINT STATEMENT BY CORRUPTION WATCH AND CASAC Former National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP), Mxolisi Nxasana, has yesterday filed a revealing and potentially damning affidavit in response to applications lodged by Corruption Watch (CW) and Freedom under Law (FUL), as well as by the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (CASAC). In Read more >