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MEDIA ADVISORY: 2020 CPI to be released on 28 January 2021

Corruption Perceptions Index

Transparency International, the leading civil society organisation tackling corruption worldwide, will release its annual Corruption Perceptions Index on Thursday, 28 January 2021. The index ranks 180 countries by their perceived levels of public sector corruption, drawing on 13 surveys covering expert assessments and views of businesspeople.
Transparency International, the leading civil society organisation tackling corruption worldwide, will release its annual Corruption Perceptions Index on Thursday, 28 January 2021. The index ranks 180 countries by their perceived levels of public sector corruption, drawing on 13 surveys covering expert assessments and views of businesspeople.
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Concerned about a repeat of the disastrous Covid-19 PPE procurement scandal, where looting and selfishness reigned, Corruption Watch asked National Treasury for details of oversight and anti-corruption measures it intends to implement for the purchase and rollout of the vaccine programme. Treasury shared the information with us in a detailed letter.
Concerned about a repeat of the disastrous Covid-19 PPE procurement scandal, where looting and selfishness reigned, Corruption Watch asked National Treasury for details of oversight and anti-corruption measures it intends to implement for the purchase and rollout of the vaccine programme. Treasury shared the information with us in a detailed letter.
Treasury opens up on Covid vaccine procurement oversight
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On Friday 22 January the High Court in Pietermaritzburg dismissed, with costs, an application by French arms supplier Thales to challenge charges relating to South Africa's arms deal. Thales and former president Jacob Zuma face charges of corruption, racketeering and money laundering, but have been fighting tooth and nail to wriggle out of them.
On Friday 22 January the High Court in Pietermaritzburg dismissed, with costs, an application by French arms supplier Thales to challenge charges relating to South Africa's arms deal. Thales and former president Jacob Zuma face charges of corruption, racketeering and money laundering, but have been fighting tooth and nail to wriggle out of them.
Zuma, Thales corruption trial looms after latest challenge dismissed

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Political Party Funding Act comes into operation on 1 April
President Cyril Ramaphosa has officially announced the commencement date of the Political Party Funding Act. The act will come into operation on 1 April - due in no small part to the work of Corruption Watch and other civil society organisations.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has officially announced the commencement date of the Political Party Funding Act. The act will come into operation on 1 April - due in no small part to the work of Corruption Watch and other civil society organisations.

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Treasury opens up on Covid vaccine procurement oversight

By Janine ErasmusFirst published on Maverick Citizen With the upcoming deployment of South Africa’s Covid-19 vaccine programme, Corruption Watch felt strongly enough about the possibility of corruption marring the process to write to National Treasury asking for clarification on aspects of the procurement process, given that emergency procurement thus far has been riddled with corruption. Read more >

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