CW condemns SASSA’s pointless litigation

Corruption Watch (CW) condemns a decision by the South African Social Services Agency (SASSA) to withdraw from opposition to legal action that challenged a R317-million payment to social grants distributor Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) on the basis that it was irregular. CW views the conduct as wasteful of public resources, following two years of litigation Read more >

Cabinet reshuffle: CW issues strong call for action

Following last night’s cabinet reshuffle, the centre of political gravity and the last hope for the South African democracy rests with the people of South Africa and their parliamentary representatives. The events have clearly established that renewal will not come from within the ranks of the ruling party which has clearly been captured by a Read more >

CW celebrates multiple triumphs for democracy in SA

17 March 2017 Today’s judgment by the Constitutional Court regarding the payment of social grants by the South African Social Services Agency (Sassa) and Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) was a resounding win for South Africans and a celebration of the independence of the judiciary in the country. Corruption Watch, in its role as amicus curiae Read more >

Corruption Watch welcomes Molefe’s resignation

Corruption Watch welcomes the decision by Brian Molefe to resign as Eskom chief executive officer. The organisation regards this resignation as being in the best interests of Eskom. Its prominence as a major state owned enterprise requires that the public has confidence in its operations, functioning and leadership. The allegations against Molefe, both in the Read more >

CW now a full chapter of Transparency International

Corruption Watch has become a fully-fledged chapter of Transparency International (TI), the global movement against corruption. The news concludes a four-year accreditation process and means we are now TI’s official representative in South Africa. Established in 1993, TI is an NGO with more than 100 national chapters – for the most part locally established, independent Read more >

CW’s financial transparency above reproach

Corruption Watch is one of only six organisations on the African continent whose financial transparency levels have received a five-star rating from Transparify in its recently released report titled How Transparent are Think Tanks about Who Funds Them 2016? The Tbilisi, Georgia-based Transparify assesses the transparency levels of think tanks in terms of their sources Read more >

CW urges Treasury to investigate Eskom procurement

Corruption Watch urges Treasury to investigate alleged procurement irregularities at Eskom On Friday 24 June, Corruption Watch issued an urgent request to the National Treasury to investigate the manner in which Eskom manages its contracts with existing suppliers and its general adherence to supply chain processes, including its vetting processes. Corruption Watch is particularly disturbed Read more >

Corruption Watch announces new board chair

Today the board of Corruption Watch announced that Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane has stepped down as chair after three years in that position, but will remain on the board. Mavuso Msimang, a board member since 2012, will take over as chair with immediate effect. “We are incredibly grateful to the Archbishop for his inspiring leadership and Read more >

CW holds procurement workshop with CESA, GIZ

Corruption Watch and GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH), in collaboration with Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA), hosted a workshop on 24 and 25 February in Johannesburg for consulting engineers operating within the procurement space. The aim of the workshop was to train consulting engineers and selected Corruption Watch reporters on the interpretation and Read more >