How to protect yourself as a whistle-blower

Whistleblowers expose unlawful or immoral activities conducted by people, organisations, corporations or governments. Too often, they risk their own safety to bring human rights abusers to account and to achieve justice for the abused. Chelsea Manning, whistleblower and human rights activist, jeopardised her freedom in order to raise public awareness of human rights abuses in the Read more >

Municipal Structures Amendment Act to commence on 1 November

The Local Government: Municipal Structures Amendment Act will commence on the same day that local government elections take place. President Cyril Ramaphosa signed, on 7 October, a notice which was gazetted, informing South Africa that “Under section 39 of the Local Government: Municipal Structures Amendment Act, 2021 (Act No. 3 of 2021), I hereby determine 01 November 2021 as the Read more >

SA needs a human rights framework based on social values

By Sabeehah Motala and Melusi NcalaFirst published on News24 There is a problem with anti-corruption legislation in South Africa. It does not reflect the intersecting forms of power that may determine how one interacts with corruption. Ultimately, this could severely disadvantage those who are beholden to varying structures of power and inequality, that affect their Read more >

Support CW’s petition for the release of the Mafereka report

Visit Amandla.mobi to sign our petition! Dear Premier Job Mokgoro, we demand that you release the Mafereka Commission Report. In 2011, the North West Provincial Government established the Mafereka Commission to look into traditional leadership in the province and the report was completed in 2013 but has been kept under wraps ever since. The mineral-rich Read more >

‘Why does no one care about us?’ ask NW mining communities

Image: Centre for Environmental Rights By Matshidiso DibakwaneFirst published in City Press After receiving a number of reports from mining-affected communities in the North West, Corruption Watch undertook to advocate for the release of the Mafereka commission report, which has not seen the light of day, years after its submission to the premier’s office. The Read more >

When anti-corruption activism and art intersect

On 9 December, International Anti-Corruption Day (IACD), Corruption Watch (CW) took to the streets again as part of its activism work on that day. Well, we took to a particular street corner – Jan Smuts Avenue and Empire Road – for a morning of colour, creativity, and paint. Johannesburg residents will be instantly aware that Read more >

CW report shows whistle-blower increase during Covid-19

The 2020 edition of Corruption Watch’s Analysis of Corruption Trends (ACT) report, released today, demonstrates growing concerns about corruption levels in South Africa. The report also illustrates that the will of the public to expose the corrupt and seek consequences remains strong even during the pandemic. Almost 2 000 people took the step of blowing Read more >

CW health sector report reveals toll on our most vulnerable

Corruption Watch, in a report released today, points to the devastating impact of corruption on the lives of people reliant on receiving basic healthcare services from public health facilities in South Africa. The report is titled X-Ray:  The critical state of the health sector in SA. This impact, says the organisation, is intensified in the Read more >