Corruption Watch will be amplifying its anti-corruption message in Northern Cape and expanding its footprint in communities where its presence has previously been limited.
The impact of corruption is most keenly felt by those who rely on government services and resources for their basic needs. By taking the message directly to communities, Corruption Watch aims to improve access to ways of reporting corruption for people as and when they experience it in their cities and municipalities.
In 2016 the organisation received 4 391 reports of corruption focused on areas such as schools, housing, health and licensing sectors – of these, only 212 reports are from Northern Cape.
This visit will include a series of activities at various community locations including schools, clinics, FET colleges, town halls and shopping centres. These will run from 23 October 2017 to 29 October 2017.
Members of the media are invited to attend these activities, in particular the following events:
Theme: State of Corruption in Northern Cape
Date: Monday, 23 October, 17h00
Venue: Galeshewe Recreational Hall
Theme: State of Corruption in Public Schools
Date: Wednesday, 25 October, 13h00
Venue: Motswedimos Community Hall
Theme: Integrity Lecture on Corruption in the NSFAS system
Date: Thursday, 26 October, 12h00
Venue: Northern Cape TVET College – Phatsimang Campus
Theme: Final activation
Date: Saturday, 28 October, 09h00
Venue: Galeshewe Plaza
A full programme of events is attached.
For RSVP and media queries, please contact:
Phemelo Khaas: 083 763 3472 PhemeloK@corruptionwatch.org.za