Media advisory: BJC to table alternative, people-centred budget

15 October 2020 On Wednesday 21 October 2020, the Budget Justice Coalition (BJC) will table Imali Yesizwe (Our Nation’s Money) – an alternative, people’s budget based on human rights. BJC anticipates that the medium term budget policy statement, now due to be tabled by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni on 28 October 2020, will accelerate the Read more >

Open letter to G20 finance ministers from civil society

From Amnesty International, CIVICUS and Transparency International 13 October 2020 Dear G20 finance ministers, As you meet this week, we are writing to you to encourage you to take concrete actions in order to build a better future through a just recovery by investing in people and ensuring that funds being made available reach those Read more >

SA falling behind in action against foreign bribery

In 2018 Transparency International released a further edition of its Exporting Corruption survey, a progress report which rates countries based on their enforcement against foreign bribery under the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention. The OECD convention requires signatory countries to criminalise bribery of foreign public officials and introduce related measures.  That report highlighted South Africa’s failure to Read more >

0800 111 969 – the new ipid toll-free hotline number

Police minister Bheki Cele, with the Independent Police Investigative Directorate’s (Ipid) executive director Jennifer Ntlatseng, has launched a new Ipid toll-free number that aims to centralise the directorate’s communication system, to ensure that all South African residents have maximum and free access to its service. The public can now lodge complaints on 0800 111 969, country-wide. Read more >

CW urges DMR minister to act on corruption allegations

By Thato Mahlangu Image: Flickr/GovernmentZA Pleas from some aggrieved mining-affected community members to the minister of the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR), Gwede Mantashe, are said to have fallen on deaf ears as nothing has been done to address their issues. The department is also accused of withholding for over a year a report that Read more >