Anti-corruption in party manifestos

By Sabeehah MotalaFirst published on News24 In just one day, South Africans who have registered to vote will be making their way to their local polling stations, ready to have their say in who leads the country for the next five years. The track record of corruption in the governments we have elected so far Read more >

Corruption tears apart the fabric of ordinary lives

By Kavisha Pillay and Deborah Mutemwa-TumboFirst published on Daily Maverick We live in a society where corruption has become a culture, a normalised act, a sickness of our being. Presidents, politicians, businessmen, false prophets and the like have tried to rope our nation into a state of submission, one that will tolerate the decay of Read more >

Rampant corruption impedes women’s rights 

By Sabeehah MotalaFirst published in The Sowetan Born on 27 April 1994, age-mate of South African democracy, it would be dishonest to say things are as I expected them to be at age 25. As a patriotic South African, I cannot ignore the legacy of inequality that apartheid left us with. Although I never lived Read more >

Party funding act useless if not enacted

By Pierre de Vos First published on Constitutionally Speaking Political parties in South Africa tend to resemble Eskom: they burn through piles of cash but seldom deliver as promised. Some of this cash comes from “donations” made to political parties (or to political leaders) by individuals and businesses (think Gavin Watson and Bosasa or Adriano Read more >

Corruption: the fatal cost of a sick healthcare system

By Melusi Ncala First published in The Star and the Cape Argus The journey of life is full of decisions. Whether the outcome is good or bad, we can be sure these decisions affect not only us directly, but our loved ones, colleagues and acquaintances too. The decision to pen this piece may seem fruitless Read more >

Swift action needed on party funding bill

By Judith February First published on EWN The recent brouhaha regarding President Cyril Ramaphosa and the so-called ‘Bosasa campaign donation’ has again put the funding of political parties in the spotlight. It started when DA leader Mmusi Maimane asked Ramaphosa about a donation of R500 000 he had allegedly received from Bosasa’s Gavin Watson. This Read more >

Gordhan shows way forward for cleaner public corporations

By David Lewis First published in Business Day Pravin Gordhan’s recent presentation to the parliamentary portfolio committee on public enterprises does indeed portend a “new dawn” for state-owned enterprises (SOEs). These massive corporations, many of which are producing critical basic goods for the country’s public and industry, have been front and centre of the plunder Read more >

It’s Time – A FunDza / Corruption Watch story

Together with the FunDza Literacy Trust, we now publish our sixth youth-targeted story, It’s time for us to eat, a story about doing the right thing, even if it means your dreams will take a little longer to be realised. Catch up with our previous youth-focused stories, also produced in partnership with FunDza – Innocence Read more >

Corrupt people care little for those who are vulnerable and poor

By Melusi Ncala First published in City Press The real, unavoidable tragedy of corruption in any society is its sociopolitical effect. The poor lose out and the well connected, politically or otherwise, gain at their expense. This is notable in Transparency International’s 2017 study, which links corruption and socio-economic disparities based on the Corruption Perception Read more >