CW wins $250K to launch police accountability project

Corruption Watch has been named one of the winners in the Google Impact Challenge South Africa, at an event held at Johannesburg, last night. The initiative, launched in May 2018, sought to find the most innovative non-profits and social enterprises using technology to solve societal problems. Corruption Watch’s winning project has, together with three other Read more >

Civil society denounces EFF’s claims and threats

We, civil society organisations in South Africa, express our deep concern at the attacks made in recent days on the state capture commission by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF). Such attacks include statements by EFF leader Julius Malema in which he: Described the commission as a “Mickey Mouse show”; Accused its chairperson of stealing money Read more >

CW calls on Zondo to defend commission’s work

Today Corruption Watch called on Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo to defend the work of the commission of inquiry into state capture, currently underway in Johannesburg. This comes in the wake of statements made by Commander in Chief of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), Julius Malema, outside the hearings yesterday, during the testimony of Minister Read more >

Survey: ethics not prioritised in corporate SA

Yesterday the Anti-Intimidation and Ethical Practices Forum (AEPF) released a survey on ethical practices within South African businesses. It emerged that ethical sentiment among professional South Africans dropped sharply following a bruising year of corporate scandals. The survey also reveals that 1 in 4 believe financial success is more important than doing the right thing – Read more >

Help launch CW’s “Know Your Police Station” project

Corruption Watch has been selected as one of 12 finalists in the Google Impact Challenge,  a competition to find the most innovative not-for-profit African organisations using technology to solve societal problems. Through the launch of its Bua Mzansi – Know Your Police Station project, Corruption Watch will develop an interactive online tool aimed at enhancing Read more >

CW welcomes axing of SARS head Tom Moyane

  Corruption Watch welcomes President Ramaphosa’s bold and decisive action in firing SARS Commissioner, Tom Moyane. This follows a parade of witnesses before the Nugent Commission of Enquiry, all of whom have testified to the catastrophic consequences of Moyane’s corrupt and incompetent leadership of this vital institution. Corruption Watch executive director, David Lewis, commented: “We Read more >

CSOs call for action re: Mahlangu and Hlongwa

Corruption Watch, Treatment Action Campaign and SECTION27 welcome the resignation of Brian Hlongwa from his post as Chief Whip of the African National Congress (ANC) in the Gauteng Provincial Legislature. This is after a Special Investigating Unit (SIU) investigation that commenced in 2010 as well as other legal processes to hold accountable those responsible for the Read more >

Damning new evidence of failure by arms commission

This week Corruption Watch (CW) and the Right2Know (R2K) Campaign submitted damning new evidence to the High Court that the Arms Deal Commission failed to do its job. This is an important step in the civil society group’s ongoing challenge against the commission’s findings. The new evidence shows that the commission not only failed in Read more >

Bribery reported as most prevalent corruption in Western Cape

Bribery and the abuse of power and resources is a disturbing catalyst for creating an environment where crime and corruption can flourish. In Corruption Watch’s latest statistics on the Western Cape, the primary forms of corruption are bribery, irregularities in procurement and employment, embezzlement of funds, and theft of resources. Data was gathered from reports Read more >