SA’s whistle-blower protection – how robust is it?

Whistle-blower – A person who exposes any kind of information or activity that is deemed illegal, unethical, or not correct within an organisation that is either private or public Wim Vandekerckhove, Whistleblowing and Organizational Social Responsibility : A Global Assessment. Whistle-blowers are the lifeblood of Corruption Watch. Our work is driven by the reports we receive Read more >

Mogoeng: “Masters of corruption are everywhere”

By Canny MaphangaFirst published on News24 Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng says South Africa, the rest of the continent and the rest of the world will not be able to defeat corruption unless the narrative that it is a “black thing” is debunked. “We have channelled ourselves into believing that corruption can only be in the Read more >

State capture could not succeed without help at the top

The man of the moment at the Commission into Allegations of State Capture, also known as the Zondo commission, is former president Jacob Zuma. Zuma has been strongly and frequently implicated in irregular goings on and deviations from procedure, and is widely seen as one of the enablers of the state capture project, as it Read more >

Our relentless fight against corruption in schools in SA

By Tara DavisFirst published on Etico The idea that education is the key tool to alleviating poverty may be reductionist, but it’s not wrong. Education has the potential to create economic opportunities and upward social mobility. It is a particularly important tool in South Africa where there is an urgent need for access to redress, Read more >

The terrible consequences of police corruption

By Sabeehah MotalaFirst published on Voices for Transparency What do we do when those mandated to protect us are serving other interests than public safety and security? In South Africa, police corruption leaves the public exposed to high rates of crime, and causes distrust of the police service while allowing crime to flourish. New research Read more >

Global Corruption Barometer Africa 2019

Today, 11 July, is African Anti-Corruption Day. There is little doubt that corruption is one of the greatest threats to African – and global – stability and development, and yet all around the world, many governments are slow to act against it. Citizens who decide to take a stand against the corruption that affects them Read more >

Revised ministerial handbook outlines perks and provisions

After working off the previous version for 12 years, and promising updates which never materialised, the South African government finally published its revised Guide for Members of the Executive towards the end of June 2019. The previous version was issued during the presidency of Thabo Mbeki in 2007 and as such, was sorely out of Read more >

Combating trade-based money laundering

By Jason Kohn First published on the Global AntiCorruption Blog Global trade has quadrupled in the last 25 years, and with this growth has come the increased risk of trade-based money laundering. Criminals often use the legitimate flow of goods across borders—and the accompanying movement of funds—to relocate value from one jurisdiction to another without Read more >

Local govt non-compliance at highest level since 2012, says AG

By Kwazi Dlamini R25.2-billion – that’s the amount of irregular expenditure recorded by South African municipalities for the 2017/2018 financial year according to Auditor General (AG) Kimi Makwetu.  Makwetu on Wednesday released the audit findings reports of 257 municipalities.  Irregular expenditure decreased from the R29.7-billion of the previous year, but non-compliance with key governance laws Read more >