“No-fee” schools turn away children who can’t pay

By Cally Ballack First published on GroundUp.org South African schools are divided into five categories known as quintiles. The quintiles range from the poorest to the least poor, with quintile 1 being the poorest 20% of schools in the country. Quintile 5 covers the least poor public schools and parents of children who go to Read more >

Civil society is key player in cutting out crime

By Kwazi Dlamini First published in City Press The African Union (AU) has marked 2018 as the African year of anti-corruption, with the theme of Winning the Fight against Corruption: A Sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformation. One of the AU’s weapons in its anti-corruption arsenal is the African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption Read more >

Anti-corruption highlights of 2018

If anything, 2018 was even more of a momentous year than was 2017. Here are some highlights from the anti-corruption space, most of which involve government of government officials being held to account. We look forward to more of the same in 2019. ANC removes tarnished leaders from PEC The ANC in Gauteng showed decisive Read more >

Swift action needed on party funding bill

By Judith February First published on EWN The recent brouhaha regarding President Cyril Ramaphosa and the so-called ‘Bosasa campaign donation’ has again put the funding of political parties in the spotlight. It started when DA leader Mmusi Maimane asked Ramaphosa about a donation of R500 000 he had allegedly received from Bosasa’s Gavin Watson. This Read more >

Adv Shamila Batohi announced as new NDPP

Advocate Shamila Batohi is the new national director of public prosecutions (NDPP). Batohi was chosen, after careful consideration, from a final list of five. “I accept with gratitude and my only obligation is to serve the country with dedication and humility,” she said.”The NPA will serve the Constitution and the people of South Africa.” “As Read more >

CW wins $250K to launch police accountability project

Corruption Watch has been named one of the winners in the Google Impact Challenge South Africa, at an event held at Johannesburg, last night. The initiative, launched in May 2018, sought to find the most innovative non-profits and social enterprises using technology to solve societal problems. Corruption Watch’s winning project has, together with three other Read more >

CW one of 4 Google Impact Challenge winners

Corruption Watch is one of four winners of the Google Impact Challenge South Africa, the first such initiative to take place in this country. The final event took place last night in Johannesburg and with Memeza Shout Crime Prevention, Gradesmatch and RLabs’ Zlto Digital Platform, we were chosen from 12 finalists to receive a prize Read more >

Zondo Commission – updates, analysis and other material

The Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture, Corruption and Fraud in the Public Sector including Organs of State   JUMP TO:  August   |   September   |   October   |   November  |  December Background and context of Corruption Watch’s interest in the state capture commission The work of Corruption Watch is driven by Read more >