Joint statement on fighting corruption – 18th IACC

Read the full text of the joint statement issued at the start of the 2018 International Anti-Corruption Conference, and endorsed by more than 45 national governments, businesses and organisations. The signatories have pledged to take action in key areas including returning the proceeds of corruption to their rightful owners, ending secrecy over company ownership, clamping Read more >

2018 Anti-Corruption Award recipients announced

Update, 23 October 2018: Transparency International announced yesterday evening that there are two winners of this year’s Anti-Corruption Award. They are Ana Garrido Ramos and Daphne Caruana Galizia, who receives the award posthumously. Galizia’s son Paul Caruana Galizia tweeted: “‏On the same day that @MaltaGov says in parliament that it refuses to mark the first anniversary Read more >

Now is the time to act against corruption – 18th IACC kicks off

The 18th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) gets under way in Copenhagen, Denmark, today. Corruption Watch folk are there, as regular delegates and also as part of the Young Journalists programme. The theme for this year’s event is Together for Development, Peace, and Security: Now is the Time to Act. “Today’s polarised politics fuels many evils:  Populism and extremism, Read more >

Bribery reported as most prevalent corruption in Western Cape

Bribery and the abuse of power and resources is a disturbing catalyst for creating an environment where crime and corruption can flourish. In Corruption Watch’s latest statistics on the Western Cape, the primary forms of corruption are bribery, irregularities in procurement and employment, embezzlement of funds, and theft of resources. Data was gathered from reports Read more >

Media advisory: People’s Tribunal to present final report

The First People’s Tribunal on Economic Crime in South Africa Delivery of Tribunal Panel’s Final Report    Venue: Women’s Jail, Constitution Hill, Johannesburg, South Africa Date:   Thursday 20 September 2018 Time: 13:00 – 14:30 ____________________________________________________________ The People’s Tribunal on Economic Crime will deliver its final findings to the public at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg Read more >

AU promotes civil society anti-corruption efforts

By Kwazi Dlamini As part of its effort to fight corruption in Africa, the African Union (AU) hosted the Civil Society Forum III Combating Corruption conference at the Pan African Parliament  in July. With corruption still hindering development in many African countries, the AU has declared 2018 the year of combating corruption in Africa. The Read more >

People’s Tribunal: implicated parties not bothered

When the People’s Tribunal on Economic Crime in South Africa presented its preliminary findings in early February 2018, it stated that all implicated parties would receive the relevant evidence and copies of submissions and those preliminary findings. They would have three months within which to respond. Shortly afterwards NGO Open Secrets served 38 implicated parties Read more >

Media advisory: CW takes anti-corruption to EC

Corruption Watch will be hosting a series of activities at various community locations in Port Elizabeth between 17 and 24 March 2018, including schools, clinics, taxi ranks, town halls and shopping centres. To date, the organisation has received over 20 000 reports of corruption focused on areas such as schools, housing, health and licensing sectors, Read more >