Profiles: shortlisted candidates for deputy public protector

On 23 October 2019, the parliamentary Committee on Justice and Correctional Services shortlisted eight of the 26 applicants who applied or were nominated for the position of deputy public protector. The committee acknowledged Corruption Watch’s contribution to the process in which we highlighted, through our submission, the results of our persona survey, as well as Read more >

TI: time for FATF to review standards, guidance docs

Transparency International (TI) says that public registers of beneficial ownership should be the norm. In a new report titled Who is behind the wheel? Fixing the global standards on company ownership the organisation says that uncovering the identities of the real owners of companies is a crucial step in the fight against corruption. “For instance, Read more >

Shortlisted candidates for the post of DPP announced

First published by The Parliament of South Africa The Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services on Thursday, 24 October 2019, shortlisted eight candidates for the position of the Deputy Public Protector (DPP), which will become vacant in December 2019.Committee Chairperson, Bulelani Magwanishe said, interviews with the candidates will take place over two days, on Read more >

Outgoing DPP: ‘It’s been a privilege to serve’

By Kavisha Pillay and Sabeehah Motala First published by The Daily Maverick With about two months left before he vacates office, Deputy Public Protector (DPP) advocate Kevin Malunga sat down with Corruption Watch to reflect on the highs and lows of the past seven years, and the legacy he would wish to leave. Kevin Malunga Read more >

Jiba should accept the court outcome

By Thato Mahlangu Nomgcobo Jiba’s effort to be reinstated as the National Public Prosecutions (NPA) deputy national director was halted by the Western Cape High Court on Friday, 18 October 2019. The court dismissed Jiba’s application to be reappointed at the NPA, with costs. Jiba, who was fired on 25 April 2019 by President Cyril Read more >

CW makes submission to Parly on DPP appointment

Corruption Watch made its submission to Parliament on 16 October 2019 with the aim of contributing to the appointment of the next deputy public protector. The incumbent Kevin Malunga’s term in office ends in December 2019. Corruption Watch has launched a campaign to ensure that his replacement is appointed in a transparent way that allows Read more >

No warm welcome from Home Affairs at Beit Bridge

• The queue outside the Beit Bridge border post between South Africa and Zimbabwe. Image: Barbara Dale-Jones. By Barbara Dale-JonesFirst published by The Daily Maverick ‘We cannot have a Home Affairs department that is corrupt,’ declared President Cyril Ramaphosa in early October – while Barbara Dale-Jones was experiencing exactly that while travelling to Zimbabwe. As Read more >

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In November last year, Corruption Watch was one of four recipients of the Google Impact Challenge award – a nationwide competition aimed at improving inequality through innovation. Our innovation seeks to improve transparency and facilitate public involvement in the South African Police Service. We are now in the process of developing the product and we’re Read more >

People’s Tribunal on State Capture: our voices must be heard

The Civil Society Working Group on State Capture together with concerned South Africans hosted a people’s hearing at Constitution Hill on Saturday 12 October 2019, to highlight concerns around corruption, looting and crime which the Zondo commission on state capture will be asked to address. The deaths of school children who died while using school Read more >