CW calls for full accountability in Phala Phala matter

The outcome of the Section 89 independent panel’s report released on Wednesday, is that President Cyril Ramaphosa has a case to answer when it comes to alleged contraventions of not only the Constitution, but also the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act 2004 (Precca) in relation to the Phala Phala matter. The findings of Read more >

BO registry, EITI implementation can benefit South Africa

By Schalk BurgerFirst published on Mining Weekly Establishing a beneficial ownership registry in South Africa will help to improve financial transparency, the transparency of value chains and provide information for companies and the public about companies and who owns and controls them. These were some of the benefits highlighted in two new reports, commissioned by Read more >

CW releases two new reports on beneficial ownership transparency in SA mining

On Tuesday 22 November 2022 Corruption Watch (CW) launched not one, but two new reports, both relating to beneficial ownership transparency (BOT) in South Africa’s extractives sector. The organisation also hosted a webinar with guest speakers Michael Barron and Tim Law, experts in the fields of beneficial ownership and implementation of the Extractives Industries Transparency Read more >

Weakened law-making system leads to inadequate legislation

Image: Wikimedia Commons, used under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license South Africa’s law-making regime is another casualty of the corruption and mismanagement that was prevalent during the state capture years, writes Caroline James, advocacy co-ordinator at amaBhungane. Here she describes how amaBhungane and Corruption Watch had to rush to get their joint submission Read more >

Media advisory: CW to host webinar, launch two reports on BOT and EITI in SA

Corruption Watch (CW) will host a webinar on Tuesday 22 November 2022 to coincide with the release of two reports advancing a case for greater beneficial ownership transparency (BOT) in the mining sector, namely Beneficial Ownership Transparency in South Africa’s mining sector and The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative and South Africa, respectively. The importance of Read more >

CSOs decry targeting of Abahlali human rights activists

Image: Wikimedia Commons, used under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license Corruption Watch is one of more than 100 civil society organisations which have supported a letter from the Socio-Economic Rights Institute (Seri) of South Africa, to various members of the government, including National Assembly speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, justice minister Ronald Lamola, police Read more >