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 >

Know your rights when dealing with police

Do you know what to do if you encounter a corrupt police officer, who asks you for a bribe? What happens if you’re arrested? Do you know what police abuse of power looks like? In each situation, you have clearly defined rights, and these may not be ignored. During the Covid-19 lockdown, when residents are Read more >

Media advisory: Critical reflections on Baloyi report

Corruption Watch will be hosting a multi-stakeholder roundtable discussion on the long-awaited report of the Baloyi Commission of Enquiry into the Bakgatla ba Kgafela chieftaincy and financial corruption. The report focuses on the concerning levels of maladministration and mismanagement of funds, resulting in members of the community experiencing a systematic cycle of poverty. Corruption Watch Read more >

Profiles: shortlisted candidates for deputy public protector

On 23 October 2019, the parliamentary Committee on Justice and Correctional Services shortlisted eight of the 26 applicants who applied or were nominated for the position of deputy public protector. The committee acknowledged Corruption Watch’s contribution to the process in which we highlighted, through our submission, the results of our persona survey, as well as Read more >