South Africans make their mark to fight graft

South Africans of all ages and walks of life are committing to a non-corrupt society by signing Corruption Watch’s anti-corruption pledge – a clear indication that “we’ve had enough”, said one contributor from Johannesburg, Andre Botha. Signing the pledge is a way of turning “gatvol” into “let’s fix this”, showing you have taken a stand Read more >

Massive press coverage of Corruption Watch launch

A firm sense of optimism and support dominated media coverage of Corruption Watch’s launch on Thursday 26 January, with newspapers, radio and TV all carrying accounts of the event. News coverage spanned the country and was as prominent in national publications and broadcasts as it was in community newspapers and radio reports, spreading the message Read more >

Over 1 000 Corruption Watch pledges in a day

Big names in South African politics and civil society have thrown their weight behind Corruption Watch, with the number of signatures on the organisation’s anti-graft pledge rising to well over 1 000 in a day. The web-based pledge explains its purpose: “The best way to stop corruption is for all of us to take a stand; Read more >

Government, civil society welcome Corruption Watch launch

The fight against corruption got some heavy artillery today with the launch of Corruption Watch, an independent civil society institute formed to enable South Africans to report and confront corrupt activity in both the public and private sectors.   The launch, held at the Women’s Gaol at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg, was attended by a Read more >

Join us at the VIP Youth Festival!

Corruption Watch is out and about next week – we’re joining forces with dynamic youth content agency, Livity Africa, for its #VIPYouthFest in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, from 16 – 18 June. There are live debates, music performances, poetry readings, comedy sketches, and a photographic exhibition, as well as Corruption Watch’s Bribe Detector test! Deep Link Read more >

Corruption becoming endemic

Corporate South Africa, starting with JSE listed companies, should play a decisive role in addressing the scourge of corruption that is strangling our democracy. Steven Powell January 12, 2012 It is imperative that business, the public at large and the government initiate anti-graft measures. In addition to the widely publicised arms deal scandal, there has Read more >

The other cost of corruption

In six years, not much of a dent has been made in the fight against corruption, according to the majority of South Africans, who have been surveyed about the issue in four different studies since 2004. The latest findings, from a survey done in October/November 2011 and released by TNS Research Surveys, show a majority Read more >

Cricket inquiry into bonus payments

It all started on a promising note for South Africa. It was the year 2009 and the Indian Premier League (IPL), a massive 20/20 cricket event, was in the limelight. A terror attack in Mumbai shortly before the IPL season was to kick off almost put the spoke in the wheel of the tournament. Faced Read more >

Corruption on the rise

A survey by the global coalition against corruption, Transparency International, has found that corruption and bribery are getting worse in southern Africa. The survey, Daily Lives and Corruption, Public Opinion in Southern Africa notes that 56% of people reported paying a bribe in the past 12 months and 62% of people felt that corruption in their Read more >