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CW report: corruption in mining approval processes

Corruption Watch, in a new report released today, identifies the vulnerabilities in the mining application process, which give rise to corruption between mining companies, government authorities and community leaders, often to the detriment of mining-affected communities. As part of a Transparency International (TI) global initiative involving 20 TI chapters, the Mining for Sustainable Development Research Read more >

Report launch: Mining for Sustainable Development (SA)

Corruption Watch has been part of a global research initiative into risks and vulnerabilities in the mining application process – when mining licenses, contracts and permits are awarded – which give rise to corruption. The initiative, called Mining For Sustainable Development, is driven by Transparency International (TI) and aims to strengthen transparency and accountability in 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 >

Launch of sustainable mining research report

Join us for the launch of our research report into mining for sustainable development Corruption Watch is one of 20 Transparency International (TI) chapters participating in a new programme that aims to improve transparency and accountability in the extractive industries. The TI Mining for Sustainable Development programme focuses specifically on the start of the mining Read more >

Media invitation: Send-off reception for successful TI Integrity School candidates

Send-off reception for successful TI School on Integrity candidates The Lithuanian Embassy in partnership with Corruption Watch and the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) invites you to attend a send-off function for young people who have been selected to attend the Transparency International (TI) School on Integrity, which takes place from 10-16 July 2017 Read more >

Meet Transparency Int’l MD Cobus de Swardt

Transparency International’s (TI) MD Cobus de Swardt recently chatted to Biznews.com about his career with the global anti-corruption organisation. Listen to the podcast, or read the transcription below.   Well, when I first met Cobus de Swardt here at the World Economic Forum in Davos, I thought this man has a good South African name, Read more >

Young changemakers fight land corruption with tech

By Nicky Rehbock Fifteen bright young minds from Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe came together recently to brainstorm innovative solutions to combat land corruption. The ChangemakerXchange was a joint project between Transparency International (TI) and Ashoka, a global network for social entrepreneurs. The initiative is part of TI’s Land and Corruption in Africa Read more >

SA disappoints in TI’s Africa corruption survey

Global corruption watchdog Transparency International (TI) today launches its African edition of the Global Corruption Barometer, which was conducted in partnership with Afrobarometer. The report, titled People and Corruption: Africa Survey 2015, polled 43 143 respondents across 28 countries in sub-Saharan Africa on their experiences and perceptions of corruption in their country, and the results Read more >

TI and CW engage with young corruption busters

Transparency International (TI) and its South African chapter Corruption Watch held a workshop on youth and corruption in Johannesburg in early May. Delegates from South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe took part in the discussion, which centred on the goal of building an environment which enables young people to thrive in all facets of society without Read more >