Allegations of an irregular ICT tender awarded by the Gauteng provincial government has prompted Premier David Makhura to request the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) to probe the matter. I am deeply concerned about allegations that a tender was irregularly awarded by the Department of e-Government. I view these allegations in a very serious light. Accordingly, Read more >

O’Regan appointed as Covid-19 designated judge

Minister of justice and correctional services Ronald Lamola has appointed Justice Kate O’Regan as the Covid-19 designated judge The regulations issued in terms of section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002, and as published on 2 April 2020 in Government Gazette No 43199, make provision for contact tracing and for a national database to Read more >

New Covid-19 solidarity fund is on a roll

It is important for the recently established Solidarity Fund, set up by government in the wake of the novel coronavirus outbreak in South Africa, to operate with transparency and to exercise good governance. This way, South Africans will have faith in its work, which is to respond urgently to the devastation brought on by the Read more >

CW annual report: Public fights corruption in key sectors

Corruption Watch (CW) today released its latest annual corruption report. Titled The Writing is on the Wall, it shows how throughout 2019, the public continued to expose corrupt individuals intent on abusing their power and looting public resources in key sectors. The 3 694 whistle-blower reports in 2019 highlighted how individuals were robbed of access to Read more >

Jail time for price fixers during COVID-19 outbreak

By Thato Mahlangu More than 25 retailers have been found guilty of price inflation during the national COVID-19 outbreak after consumers complained about the corrupt practices to competition and consumer watchdogs. These retailers are also investigated for potential collusive behaviour which may have a negative impact on consumers and those businesses which are trading fairly. Read more >

Vulnerable voices silenced by mining companies

By Thato Mahlangu Mining-affected communities are among the most vulnerable in our country. As part of its work in the mining sector, Corruption Watch (CW) recently visited three affected communities in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal. Our visits highlighted the particular vulnerabilities these people live with daily. The CW team, with Mining Affected Communities United in Action, held Read more >

Helpful Covid-19 resources in a time of uncertainty

Knowledge is power, and you can never know too much about the coronavirus that is sweeping the world – provided it is the correct information from a reputable or official source. We have gathered a set of data sheets and pamphlets focused on the South African situation, which may be freely distributed. These resources provide Read more >

Coronavirus – assisting the spread of corruption

With Corruption Watch staff now working remotely, like millions of others in South Africa and around the world have been forced to do, methods and techniques of doing our jobs have to be adapted to suit the situation. Our parent organisation Transparency International has published a informative article on how to keep up the fight Read more >

Lottery fraud, corruption allegations to be probed

• A person ticks numbers on a lottery ticket. Image: Ashraf Hendricks. By Thato Mahlangu Parliament said on Wednesday 11 March 2020 that its trade and industry portfolio committee welcomes an investigation to uncover any fraud or corruption related to community organisation or non-governmental organisation funding. Freelance journalist Raymond Joseph has alleged that the National Read more >