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Stories and articles in various media, featuring the work of Corruption Watch and showcasing our hard-earned role as a valuable anti-corruption resource. This is not an exhaustive list and is constantly updated.

February 2023

Daily Maverick (8 February 2023) – Here’s the Sona you want to hear (but don’t hold your breath)

The Star (5 February 2023) – DA says Gauteng residents continue to suffer a lack of adequate service delivery due to corrupt officials

Cape Argus (1 February 2023) – Corruption has become fashionable, says analyst as SA slips further in global graft index

News24 (1 February 2023) – ‘When people get rewarded for corruption, it blossoms’: SA drops one place on corruption index

January 2023

Daily Maverick (30 January 2023) – South Africa stagnates on the global Corruption Perception Index, but there are glimmers of hope on the horizon

News24 (25 January 2023) – Guess who’s back? SARS official who quit under a cloud crops up at Botswana tax agency

Daily News (24 January 2023) – Dire state of local municipalities in South Africa, and what needs to be done

News24 (23 January 2023) – One year on: Still no names on register of contractors banned from govt tenders

Cape Times (10 January 2023) – Nzimande visits embattled Fort Hare University after attempted hit on VC

December 2022

Pretoria News (14 December 2022) – Babita Deokaran killed for exposing R1bn corruption at Tembisa Hospital, says Panyaza Lesufi

Moneyweb (13 December 2022) – Construction is among public sector ‘hotspots’ for corruption

The Star (8 December 2022) – MDDA board chairperson accused of ‘wreaking havoc’

Moneyweb (7 December 2022) – Ramaphosa must take full accountability in farmgate scandal, Corruption Watch says

Saturday Star (3 December 2022) – LOOK & WATCH: Economists sound rand devaluation alert over future of president Cyril Ramaphosa and 2024 poll

The Star (2 December 2022) – Corruption Watch wants accountability on the Phala Phala farmgate matter

November 2022

Daily Maverick (23 November 2022) – Secrecy on Public Procurement Bill a betrayal of the process and the people

Sunday Independent (1 November 2022) – North West community oust chief, takes control of lucrative stake in Glencore Mine

October 2022

Mercury (29 October 2022) – Failure to protect whistle-blowers a threat to SA

News24 (24 October 2022) – Remembering Yoliswa Dwane

Business Report (14 October 2022) – King Committee, IoDSA call on Ramaphosa to keep to his Zondo commitments

Independent Online (11 October 2022) – DA ‘bribe’ ActionSA councillor to fill Zwakele Mncwango’s chief whip position in KZN legislature

Independent Online (11 October 2022) – PSC to probe senior govt officials’ qualifications

Express (11 October 2022) – Students pen essays against SA rot

Daily Maverick (2 October 2022) – SA must take urgent steps to avoid being greylisted by the Financial Action Task Force

September 2022

Cape Times (15 September 2022) – Western Cape among top four provinces with highest alleged corruption

News24 (14 September 2022) – Ramaphosa’s anti-corruption advisors shrug off scepticism, charge NPA, Hawks, SAPS not up to task

Daily Maverick (11 September 2022) – What happened to democracy? SA’s citizens increasingly pushed out of public participation

City Press (4 September 2022) – Leading by task teams

Daily Maverick (2 September 2022) – Attempt by judges Seriti and Musi to appeal scrapping of Arms Deal findings thrown out by high court – with costs

August 2022

Independent Online (31 August 2022) – Migrants in South Africa have access to healthcare: why it’s kicking up a storm

Daily Maverick (30 August 2022) – Appointment of anti-corruption council a critical step, but it must be given big teeth

The Presidency (29 August 2022) – President appoints members of the National Anti-corruption Advisory Council

News24 (27 August 2022) – Sex for grades and jobs for families – Sadtu ‘outraged’ at Corruption Watch findings on education sector

Cape Times (26 August 2022) – Corruption in schools still rife – report

Independent Online (25 August 2022) – Sound the alarm! Disturbing reports of corruption across education institutions raise concern

News24 (25 August 2022) – Sextortion, corruption and bribery: Report lifts lid on rampant corruption in SA education

Daily Maverick (24 August 2022) – Ramaphosa can only set the tone on social compacting – all of us have a role to play

Daily Maverick (24 August 2022) – Civil society shows its support for trade unions’ cost of living protests

The Star (24 August 2022) – One year on, still no justice for murdered whistle-blower Deokaran

Pretoria News (23 August 2022) – Bribery tops the list as the most common form of corruption

News24 (23 August 2022) – State Capture Inquiry: Time, money and energy spent, must not be in vain – Corruption Watch

News24 (23 August 2022) – On the Record | State capture and looted billions – is SA making any progress fighting corruption?

Daily Maverick (22 August 2022) – Gender equity will happen only with a major change in mindset, Ramphele tells gathering

News24 (19 August 2022) – EXPLAINER | Phala Phala scandal: Is Parliament failing in its oversight role?

News24 (17 August 2022) – Babita Deokaran: Under fire Tembisa hospital boss calls on ANC connections over News24 investigation

Daily Maverick (10 August 2022) – It’s entrapment, says Presidency about Ramaphosa farm robbery. Then it clammed up

Daily Maverick (9 August 2022) – Organisations sound alarm against harassment of witnesses in Public Protector parliamentary Section 194 inquiry

News24 (8 August 2022) – Karyn Maughan | To fight or not? Presidency’s response to Zondo inquiry challenges may define impact

Daily Maverick (7 August 2022) – Jury still out on DA claim that South Africa loses R800-million to corruption daily

Business Report (4 August 2022) – Whistle-blower Williams calls for more action on home soil

The Star (4 August 2022) – Civil society organisations call on the President to hold officials to account about ongoing attacks against them

Daily Maverick (3 August 2022) – No more putting out fires – Terence Nombembe’s on a mission to make Gauteng corruption-proof

Daily Maverick (1 August 2022) – Tapping into community media is vital for civil society, but the sector needs to up its game

July 2022

Daily Maverick (27 July 2022) – Metaphors matter — dissecting the language we use to discuss corruption

Daily Maverick (23 July 2022) – City of Ekurhuleni leaked memo flags poor supply chain management in R320m fleet tender

News24 (19 July 2022) – Kavisha Pillay: Cadre deployment: We need to fix appointments to key institutions. Now

June 2022

Daily Maverick (30 June 2022) – Civic organisations denounce Motsoaledi’s attack on Helen Suzman Foundation

Independent Online (30 June 2022) – Corruption Watch intensifies war on land corruption

Daily Maverick (23 June 2022) – The final chapter of the Zondo Commission and the way forward on accountability

News24 (23 June 2022) – State Capture Inquiry: Time, money and energy spent, must not be in vain – Corruption Watch

Daily Maverick (23 June 2022) – Parties adopt watching brief on welcomed final report, while EFF declares Ramaphosa had ‘no moral authority’ to accept it

Daily Maverick (16 June 2022) – Young people march to Union Buildings to present demands for a better future

Daily Maverick (7 June 2022) – Young people to hold Youth Day Parade at Union Buildings for ‘responsibility, equality, and gender and climate justice’

Business Report (6 June 2022) – Calls mount for SA probe into Glencore

Daily Maverick (6 June 2022) – Hawks take over Ramaphosa forex heist case from President’s Praetorian Guard

May 2022

Daily Maverick (23 May 2022) – John Jeffery’s ‘sense of urgency on corruption’ must translate into tangible action

Daily Maverick (19 May 2022) – The Politics: Bickering continues in Nelson Mandela Bay as taps are set to run dry

News24 (5 May 2022) – OPINION | Leon van Vuuren: Is business the last stand against moral chaos?

City Press (2 May 2022) – The Guptas’ Waterkloof landing symbolises their influence

Daily Maverick (2 May 2022) – South Africa’s youth – our most powerful weapon against corruption

Daily Maverick (2 May 2022) – Competition Tribunal finds SAPS mask supplier guilty of price gouging

April 2022

News24 (25 April 2022) – OPINION | Mashudu Masutha & Karabo Rajuili: New company ownership regulation step in right direction

Business Report (20 April 2022) – Business responds to declaration of State of Disaster

Pretoria News (20 April 2022) – We don’t trust you with state of disaster funds, say opposition parties

News24 (19 April 2022) – KZN floods: Lessons must be learnt from Covid-19 graft – Corruption Watch

Express (13 April 2022) – Pen a weapon against corruption

Daily Maverick (12 April 2022) – Durban floods a deadly combination of climate change, corruption and ineptitude

March 2022

News24 (31 March 2022) – Corruption Watch’s Karam Singh | We cannot allow the Zondo report to become another white elephant

News24 (30 March 2022) – OPINION | Moepeng Talane: For whistleblowers, there are few rewards

Daily Maverick (30 March 2022) – As Corruption Watch turns 10, David Lewis reflects on a decade of activism

Daily Maverick (29 March 2022) – Striving for justice and change — meet the young activists in our midst

Daily Maverick (2 March 2022) – ‘There is no prima facie case against me at this point’ – Mantashe to take state capture report on judicial review

February 2022

Daily Maverick (4 Fenruary 2022) – The Zondo report’s recommendations must be implemented yesterday

January 2022

Moneyweb (25 January 2022) – South Africa’s attempts to curb corruption have failed – CW report

Centre for Applied Legal Studies (24 January 2022) – Civil society responds to Zondo Commission report

Moneyweb (8 January 2022) – Corruption Watch demands accountability and action following release of initial Zondo Commission Report

News24 (6 January 2022) – Zondo report gives chance for civil society, public to call for accountability – Corruption Watch

November 2021

News24 (18 November 2021) – Tender blacklist ’empty’, but Mabuza says new bill will make it obligatory to name and shame

September 2021

Daily News (27 September 2021) – Corruption continues unabated – researcher

Daily News (24 September 2021) – ’Corruption will continue because many are afraid to speak up’

Independent Online (22 September 2021) – Corruption, dodgy Covid-19 procurement deals and sextortion at schools are on the rise: Corruption Watch

August 2021

Cape Argus (20 August 2021) – As municipal audit outcomes improve, four Cape municipalities are in arrears with Eskom

Business Report (20 August 2021) – Joburg streets ahead when it comes to municipal corruption trends, whistle-blowers show

Daily News (19 August 2021) – Corruption report reveals municipal managers’ offices graft

Mercury (19 August 2021) – Report ranks eThekwini Municipality fourth in SA for local government corruption complaints

Weekend Argus (18 August 2021) – City of Cape Town ranks 5th in corruption report

News24 (15 August 2021) – We received a record number of whistleblower reports on municipalities in 2020 – Corruption Watch

February 2021

City Press (17 February 2021) – Corruption Watch launches Veza tool to improve transparency in the police service

December 2020

The Star (20 December 2020) – Report officials demanding sexual favours in exchange for protection, jobs, basic services

October 2020

Cape Argus (30 October 2020) – SAPS Anti-Gang Unit accused of abusing their powers

September 2020

The Mercury (23 September 2020) – KZN second most corrupt province – Corruption Watch

Cape Argus (25 September 2020) – Police top list of most corrupt public officials

March 2020

City Press (31 March 2020) – ‘The writing is on the wall’ – Corruption Watch’s warning to government, big business

City Press (16 March 2020) – What about the millions of South Africans who don’t have access to clean water?

Infrastructure News (16 March 2020) – New report finds systemic corruption in SA water sector

Saturday Star (14 March 2020) – Graft pollutes SA’s water sector

Daily Maverick (12 March 2020) – New report outlines the dire consequences of corruption in water sector

ResearchGate (March 2020) – Money Down the Drain

December 2019

Independent Online (8 December 2019) – Report reveals widespread corruption in land sector

Independent Online (5 December 2019) – KZN tops the list in land corruption complaints

News24 (10 April 2019) – 22% of reported incidents of alleged corruption in 2018 about education – Corruption Watch