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 >

Corruption Watch launch trends on Twitter

With the launch of South Africa’s new civil society organisation Corruption Watch in Johannesburg on 26 January, the hashtag #corruptionwatch became the second-highest trending topic in South Africa on Twitter.   Hundreds of tweets were sent out from the launch itself at Constitution Hill, mainly from journalists such as City Press editor Ferial Haffajee, New 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 >

Sign The Pledge

The best way to stop corruption is for all of us to take a stand; by signing our pledge you are making your voice heard in the on-going battle against all corrupt practices. The Pledge Corruption affects us all. It weakens our democracy and trust in our leaders; it eats away at our ethics and Read more >

My Corruption-Free Africa

The 45 entries that made it to the second round of My Corruption-Free Africa have been announced – visit our digital community Corruption Watch Connected to view them and make comments. Article Title Second round of entries announced Deep Link https://www.corruptionwatch.org.za/content/african-youth-shine-my-corruption-free-africa Feature Image Home Intro Image

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 https://www.corruptionwatch.org.za/content/join-us-vip-youth-festival Read more >

Heroes & zeroes

Another bad police story – our zero this week is former deputy national police commissioner Lt-Gen Hamilton Hlela, who has pleaded guilty in Pretoria’s Specialised Commercial Crimes Court to corruption and receiving kickbacks. Article Title Former top cop admits corruption Deep Link https://www.corruptionwatch.org.za/content/former-top-cop-pleads-guilty-corruption-kickbacks Feature Image

Our first hero

First hero reports Yeoville cops Corruption Watch’s first hero is Tebogo Sehlabane, a former resident of Yeoville who refused to be intimidated by an encounter with members of the South African Police Service. January 20, 2012 Tebogo Sehlabane is Corruption Watch’s first hero for taking a stand to stop police intimidation. The former Yeoville resident 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 >