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There’s a lot more to Corruption Watch than investigations. In fact, we don’t see ourselves as an investigative agency. We’re an advocacy organisation. Much of our work is focused on policy and legislative work, outreach programmes, campaigns, and raising the public’s awareness of corruption. We believe that only through a concerted effort, with the general Read more >

Download and share our new brochures

Download and share our new public education brochures. Here you’ll find information about corruption in housing, schools, health and traffic, as well as a general brochure, in several different languages. If a housing official says to you, “I will put your name on the top of the list but you will have to pay a Read more >

EC slowly advances towards cleaner governance

Departments and state owned entities seldom embrace the recommendations put forward every year by Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu. When they are, though, and a culture of consistency and improvement is adopted, it is reflected best in the decent audits they receive. Makwethu released his annual national and provincial audit outcomes yesterday. Of all the provinces audited, Read more >

Jobs-for-sale report finds numerous irregularities

After two postponements, the long-awaited Department of Basic Education’s investigation report into the selling of teaching posts was made public last week. Most of the initial media allegations – those that sparked the investigation – focused on the South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu), but the eight-member task team made sure to investigate the role Read more >

Success for CW in school investigation

Corruption Watch released its latest schools report last week – the publication centred on 10 investigations conducted by the organisation, and highlighted the main areas of corruption in schools, the key players in this type of corruption and the heroic work of whistleblowers. Based on experience, it also made some recommendations on how to mitigate Read more >

Loss of Principle – new schools report

On Thursday 22 October Corruption watch released a report titled Loss of Principle, which looks at reports of corruption in schools across South Africa received between January 2012 and July 2015. The report highlights the main areas of corruption in schools, the key players in schools corruption and the heroic work of whistleblowers, and makes Read more >

CW report exposes money mismanagement in schools

In its report released today, titled Loss of Principle, Corruption Watch reveals that between January 2012 and July 2015 more than 1 000 reports have been received from the public regarding corruption in schools across South Africa. Of these reports, 54% implicate principals as the primary culprits in corrupt activities. These reports follow a pattern Read more >

MYSA schools challenge 2015 closes on high note

The Model Youth South Africa (MYSA) Schools Challenge 2015 finished earlier in September on a high note. Together with Debate.Afrika, Corruption Watch guided another set of pupils towards a clearer understanding of corruption issues, and an improved set of debating skills. The competition aims to expose senior high school pupils to dilemmas associated with transparency, Read more >

EE acts against poor school support from government

EE DEMANDS MINISTER MOTSHEKGA RELEASE PROVINCIAL IMPLEMENTATION PLANS FOR NORMS AND STANDARDS FOR SCHOOL INFRASTRUCTURE! Yesterday and today (1 and 2 April), more than 600 Equal Education (EE) student members – equalisers – have been holding sleep-in protests outside the Department of Basic Education (DBE)in Pretoria, Parliament in Cape Town, and the Eastern Cape Department Read more >