CW releases two new reports on beneficial ownership transparency in SA mining

On Tuesday 22 November 2022 Corruption Watch (CW) launched not one, but two new reports, both relating to beneficial ownership transparency (BOT) in South Africa’s extractives sector. The organisation also hosted a webinar with guest speakers Michael Barron and Tim Law, experts in the fields of beneficial ownership and implementation of the Extractives Industries Transparency Read more >

CSOs decry targeting of Abahlali human rights activists

Image: Wikimedia Commons, used under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license Corruption Watch is one of more than 100 civil society organisations which have supported a letter from the Socio-Economic Rights Institute (Seri) of South Africa, to various members of the government, including National Assembly speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, justice minister Ronald Lamola, police Read more >

Use of data for the public good is growing, albeit slowly

Public procurement is an area of governance that is particularly prone to corruption because it is the nexus of power, money, and decision-making. If any of those factors are abused, the losses for the state can be costly, and the gains for the corrupt substantial. Taxpayers have a right to know where their money goes, Read more >

Zondo recommendations: Public procurement is the space to watch

President Cyril Ramaphosa has confirmed that lifestyle audits for members of the executive will soon be implemented by his office as per the recommendations of the state capture commission. Furthermore, they will be prohibited from partaking in procurement decisions for any government department or entity. This is contained in the response by Ramaphosa to the Read more >

Some wins so far in the fight to undo state capture

A permanent Investigative Directorate (ID), some successes in asset recovery, and greater protection for whistle-blowers. These are some of the highlights of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s action plan in response to the findings and recommendations of the state capture commission, or Zondo commission. The ID, which falls under the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), is now a Read more >