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July 2021

Civil society convening on leadership, elected representatives and the unrest in South Africa

28 July @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Heinrich Boell Foundation, Womxn and Democracy Initiative, Public Service Accountability Monitor, and Parliamentary Monitoring Group invite you to participate in a convening on the current crises in South Africa and reflect on questions of leadership – specifically the role of legislatures and elected representatives leading up to this and beyond.

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August 2021

Webinar: Launch of CW research report – Improving Transparency and Accountability in the Flow of Benefits to Mining Communities

12 August @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

In 2018, CW published its Mining Royalties Research Report that looked at equity benefits and compensation flowing from mining, and whether these were reaching mining-affected communities. It concluded that widespread corruption was evident and that, overall, the communities most affected by mining were not benefiting, but continued to live in conditions of poverty. We now present part II of that research, a report that strives to understand how best to intervene in shaping the financial and legal mechanisms used to…

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Webinar: Active citizenship and accountability in local government

13 August @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Communities are often looking for avenues to hold municipalities accountable for failing to deliver services. Recently, the Unemployed People's Movement in Makhanda Municipality succeeded in having their municipality dissolved. Join this webinar to understand the insights of what led to the dissolution of Makhanda Municipality, as well as to unpack ways in which communities can hold local government structures to account.

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Webinar: The use of technology in policing, safety and security

20 August @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Technological advances have the potential of improving policing, as well as enhancing safety and security in our communities. In this webinar, we will explore tech solutions developed by Corruption Watch and Memeza, an organisation specialising in tech community safety solutions. We will also gain valuable insight from the Civil Secretariat for Police as to how technology is currently being used to address police corruption and service issues. Speakers: Elmarie Pereira - MemezaMothupi Mafologela - Civilian Secretariat of Police Moderator: Melusi…

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September 2021

Discussion: Developing African Anti-Corruption Tools

15 September @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

This session of #DIYAfrica will reflect on the development of anti-corruption tools and the challenges experienced by developers and activists in developing impactful tools for citizens. The session will bring to light some strategies to developing effective anti-corruption tools on the continent. #DIYAfrica is presented by the Civic Tech Innovation Forum and Jamfest.

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Webinar: Unpacking whistle-blowing in South Africa

19 September @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Health Sector Anti-Corruption Forum, in partnership with Maverick Citizen, presents a series of webinars that will explore the state of whistle-blowing in South Africa. The murder of whistle-blower Babita Deokaran is a gruesome reminder of the dangers faced by those who risk their lives and livelihoods in order to expose corruption in South Africa. It is a moment to pause and assess our country’s efforts to protect whistle-blowers – who play a critical role in our pursuit for a…

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Webinar: Unpacking the Role of the Information Regulator in relation to PAIA

28 September @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

On 30 June 2021, the Information Regulator took over the regulatory mandate functions relating to the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) from the South African Human Rights Commission. It is now established as the sole functionary, apart from the courts, that may consider complaints against decisions concerning requests for access to records of public or private bodies made in terms of PAIA. This development adds an additional level of recourse for requesters which – it is hoped –…

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October 2021

Webinar: Engaging with the ANC, DA and EFF on their commitments to reduce local government corruption

15 October @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

In the lead-up to local government elections, join Corruption Watch as we put political parties in the hot seat and engage them on their proposals to eradicate corruption in municipalities.

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Webinar: The lives and trials of whistle-blowers in South Africa

24 October @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Health Sector Anti-Corruption Forum, in partnership with Maverick Citizen, presents a series of webinars that will explore the state of whistle-blowing in South Africa. The murder of whistle-blower Babita Deokaran is a gruesome reminder of the dangers faced by those who risk their lives and livelihoods in order to expose corruption in South Africa. It is a moment to pause and assess our country’s efforts to protect whistle-blowers – who play a critical role in our pursuit for a corruption-free society.

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