Info Bill will instil fear of reporting corruption

27 March 2012 – The Information Bill will further instil fear of reporting corruption, thus eroding public trust in state institutions, the executive director of Corruption Watch David Lewis told parliament today during the Information Bill public hearings.   Lewis said while the Bill’s purpose was to defend national security, the greatest threats and dangers Read more >

Call for people to report corruption

22 January 2012 – Corruption Watch welcomes the Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan’s call for the public to report incidents of corruption to the new civil society initiative and official reporting channels.   “The call for people to speak out and report corrupt behaviour is integral to combating corruption,” said executive director, David Lewis.   Read more >

Corruption Watch: the ‘how’ – David Lewis

Corruption Watch: the ‘how’ – David Lewis   David Lewis Executive Director Corruption Watch   I want to start by thanking people who have been critical to getting CW off the ground. First, the guest speakers. I can’t tell you how important the support of Minister Radebe, Public Protector Madonsela and Comrade Zwelinzima Vavi and Read more >

Jeff Radebe’s speech at the Corruption Watch launch

Speech by Minister Jeff Radebe, Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, on the occasion of the Corruption Watch launch, Constitution Hill, Johannesburg, 26th January 2012   Programme Director; General Secretary of COSATU, Mr Zwelinzima Vavi; Public Protector, Adv Thuli Madonsela; Founders of the Corruption Watch Initiative; Distinguished Guests; Ladies and Gentlemen,   Allow me to Read more >

COSATU welcomes launch of Corruption Watch

The launch of Corruption Watch, on 26 January 2012, could not come at a more appropriate time. COSATU wishes it well and pledges its total support for its work to defeat corruption, the pernicious cancer that is sabotaging our revolutionary struggle.  The Minister of Finance’s bold move to take over the Health Department in Gauteng, Read more > launched in South Africa

Independent civil society institute Corruption Watch embarked on its outreach to the public today, launching a website and SMS hotline to receive reports of corruption and posting an online pledge for people to sign rejecting corruption.   The website will be a repository of stories from the South African public; a secure portal for evidence-based Read more >