Zondo Commission – week 20 overview

The return of Vytjie Mentor to the stand and a glimpse into what is coming from Ipid boss Robert McBride – the week that was at the commission of inquiry into state capture. Former ANC MP Mentor was the first witness to undergo cross-examination this week, and it did not look good for her, for Read more >

SONA 2019: govt to set up new anti-corruption units

By Kwazi Dlamini Delivering his second state of the nation address (SONA) last night, President Cyril Ramaphosa promised a new investigative directorate within the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to deal directly with serious corruption and related offences amid the increasingly shocking revelations coming out of the currently sitting Zondo Commission of Inquiry.  “In broad terms, Read more >

Tshwane metro corruption a problem

By Kwazi Dlamini Corruption and the City of Tshwane metro municipality are no strangers to each other. In August last year municipal manager Moeketsi Mosola was suspended on allegations of corruption and tender irregularities, even as Corruption Watch (CW) was investigating other cases of corruption reported to be taking place at the municipality. However, in November Read more >

Data Privacy Day reminder of SA’s lack of enforcement

By Kwazi Dlamini On Monday 28 January the world marked Data Privacy Day, established in 2006 to raise awareness about the importance of personal data protection, especially concerning social media. South Africa is still far behind in terms of the implementation and enforcing of its own regulations relating to the protection of personal data. The Read more >

Batohi steps into NDPP office

Recently appointed national director of public prosecutions (NDPP) Shamila Batohi, who starts her 10-year tenure today with a view to turning the tide of corruption and incompetence in the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), has built a successful legal career while maintaining a relatively low profile. She was appointed at the beginning of December 2018 by Read more >

Zondo Commission – week 17 overview

From designing the president’s birthday cake to building million-rand property for a senior public official, to buying the souls of judicial officials and members of Parliament, Angelo Agrizzi did it all, and is glad he has lived to tell it all, too. The former COO for Bosasa made plenty of allegations against very senior politicians Read more >

CW hosts forum on criminal justice system capture

Following on the AU’s declaration of 2018 as the year of combating corruption in Africa, Corruption Watch (CW) continues to take the fight forward in January 2019. In the third week of the month CW organised a roundtable discussion with some government departments and other stakeholders, which focused on the organisation’s report into the role Read more >

Elections 2019: ensuring that you can vote

With national elections coming up in a few months, it’s essential to ensure that you cast your vote and make your voice heard. Before going to the polls, though, there are certain steps that you should have taken to ensure that you won’t be turned away on the day. The first and most crucial step Read more >