Bapo ba Mogale’s traditional governance, political interference woes

By Mashudu MasuthaFirst published on Transparency International Australia Bapo ba Mogale (Bapo Community) is a traditional community, sitting on incredibly rich platinum deposits in the North West province of South Africa. Mining in the area has a long history, stretching back to 1969 when Lonmin platinum mine opened, now owned by Sibanye Stillwater. During the Read more >

Court orders are no obstacle for stubborn government officials

Image: Centre for Environmental Rights By Matshidiso DibakwaneFirst published on Maverick Citizen The failure and unwillingness of the North West provincial government to release the findings of the Mafereka commission of inquiry — despite requests under the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA), a high court order and correspondence addressed to the North West Read more >

Land reform under fire – govt agenda disadvantages most vulnerable

By Melusi Ncala and Mashudu MasuthaFirst published in The Star The recent legislative amendments throughout the South African land reform space have also failed to full the constitutional obligation to provide adequate housing and protection of ownership rights. This has caused serious discontent among the destitute in urban and periurban areas as well as the Read more >

The perils of over-criminalising sports corruption

By Ubong UdoeyoFirst published on the Global Anticorruption Blog Although the fight against corruption has traditionally focused on corruption in government, the anti-corruption community has started to pay more attention to corruption in other spheres. One particularly prominent concern is corruption in sports. This topic includes not only corruption in the major sports associations (think Read more >

SA’s mining licensing regime in need of a major overhaul

By Mashudu Masutha First published on Business Day The extractive sector, if carefully managed, presents enormous opportunities for advancing sustainable development, particularly in low-income countries. However, resource-cursed countries such as SA may have a significantly different view. An extractive sector rooted in accountability and transparency is key to determining a mutually inclusive form of sustainability. Read more >

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 >

Questions linger over Jova as health department stays mum

By Karam Singh and Kirsten PearsonFirst published on Business Live Corruption Watch is trying to keep a close eye on Covid-19 vaccine procurement and rollout. Given the experiences with personal protective equipment (PPE) procurement and the impact the vaccine rollout has on each resident’s lives, we believe it is critical to monitor. But our monitoring Read more >

SA languishes in corruption index despite recent cleanup moves

By David Lewis and Janine ErasmusFirst published on Business Live Despite a number of positive developments during 2020 on the anti-corruption front, SA’s score on Transparency International’s corruption perceptions index remains static. There are several possible reasons for this, not least of which is the governing ANC’s apparent unwillingness or inability to tackle corruption in Read more >