Zuma corruption trial: will his lawyers appeal?

By Pierre de Vos First published on Constitutionally Speaking We all know that when former President Jacob Zuma said many years ago that he wanted his day in court so that he can answer allegations that he is guilty of racketeering, corruption, money laundering and fraud, he was not being honest. Instead his lawyers have Read more >

Parents, guardians must partake in SGB elections

By Lucky Menoe First published on News24 It is early on a Saturday morning in late November 2017 as I arrive at Pendla Primary School in the Eastern Cape township of New Brighton to find that it is the latest victim in a series of school burglaries in the area. A computer and several packs Read more >

Be involved in children’s future: vote in SGB polls

By Melusi Ncala First published in The Herald The phrase “politics of the stomach” is familiar in political discussions in South Africa. The term is spoken among people seeking to strike deals or as justification for the forging of political relationships which inevitably lead to chasms between factions. When the words are heard, the mind Read more >

Four reasons why corruption matters

By Oliver Bullough First published on Al Jazeera More than a trillion dollars are stolen from the world’s poorest countries every year, which is such a vast sum that it is hard to visualise. That amount of money would get you Apple, with enough left over to buy every sterling-denominated note or coin in circulation. Read more >

Judiciary rises to challenge of fighting corruption

By Leanne Govindsamy First published in Business Day The corruption paralysing South Africa will only be properly dealt with when institutions in all spheres of government — in particular criminal justice institutions — work together, freely and without interference and without favour or prejudice. Any anti-corruption project in South Africa, therefore, should be first and Read more >

Corruption in business: BLSA CEO Bonang Mohale speaks

By Steven Friedman The University of Johannesburg’s professor of political studies, Steven Friedman, speaks to Bonang Mohale, the CEO of Business Leadership South Africa, about growing concerns that corruption has become embedded in the way business is conducted in the country. Steven Friedman: How representative is Business Leadership South Africa of the country’s private sector? Read more >

Corruption in South Africa: a view from the front line

First published on Transparency International UK David Lewis, executive director of TI’s chapter in South Africa, Corruption Watch, reflects on the country’s current situation and the tools available to civil society to fight back against corruption. When, in the period leading to the formation of Corruption Watch, I traipsed around South Africa and the world Read more >

AEPF: SA professionals do have ethical courage

Professionals working in the auditing and accounting fields in South Africa are generally keen to report unethical behaviour within their fields, provided the conditions under which they do so are conducive and supportive. There are risks involved in exposing corruption or unethical behaviour, and if companies and professional bodies do not curb incidents of intimidation, Read more >

How ordinary citizens can punish unethical conduct

By David Lewis First published on Business Day The survey on ethical practices in the auditing and related professions conducted by the Anti-Intimidation and Ethical Practices Forum (of which Corruption Watch is a founding member) is important precisely because of its focus on ethics. The one principle of the rule of law that has been Read more >