SA’s mining licensing regime in need of a major overhaul

By Mashudu Masutha First published on Business Day The extractive sector, if carefully managed, presents enormous opportunities for advancing sustainable development, particularly in low-income countries. However, resource-cursed countries such as SA may have a significantly different view. An extractive sector rooted in accountability and transparency is key to determining a mutually inclusive form of sustainability. Read more >

CW research reveals opacity, regulation breaches on govt tender portals

Corruption Watch, in partnership with Transparency International, is working on a project called Open Contracting for Health (OC4H), which aims to advocate for greater transparency in health procurement processes. The project developed from our engagements with other civil society organisations, when we became aware of a common frustration – efforts to monitor the implementation of Read more >

Now or never: time to create real, lasting procurement reform

1 September 2020 Dear President Ramaphosa and Minister Mboweni, We write to you as civil society organisations deeply concerned at the high levels of corruption being committed through our public procurement system. We call on you to take advantage of the current opportunities and show decisive leadership to steer a collaborative process as the draft Read more >

State capture boosted violence and organised crime

Organised crime flourished under Jacob Zuma’s presidency as South Africa’s criminal justice agencies were manipulated for political and personal gain. This is one of many findings in a joint submission by the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) and Corruption Watch to the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture (Zondo Commission). Interference in Read more >

CW gathers input for submissions to NACS

On Friday 31 August, Corruption Watch put forward its submission on the National Anti-Corruption Strategy (NACS) to the Anti-Corruption Inter-Ministerial Committee. In recent weeks the organisation conducted its own workshops to raise awareness of the existence of the NACS among communities, civil society organisations and business, in the interests of ensuring a genuine process of Read more >

National Anti-Corruption Strategy: what’s it about?

South Africa has the processes and mechanisms in place to fight corruption effectively – but those in authority do not a strong collective will to enforce those measures. Despite the country’s advanced Constitution, which provides a comprehensive fundamental framework for creating good governance and a high standard of ethics and integrity in the public service, Read more >

Take our National Anti-Corruption Strategy survey

Corruption Watch is adding its voice to the drafting of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy (NACS), a document initiated by the Anti-Corruption Inter-Ministerial Committee (ACIMC) established in 2014. The organisation will focus its activities on creating avenues for public engagement and consultation on the draft document, targeting the general public, civil society and the private sector Read more >