Weakened law-making system leads to inadequate legislation

Image: Wikimedia Commons, used under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license South Africa’s law-making regime is another casualty of the corruption and mismanagement that was prevalent during the state capture years, writes Caroline James, advocacy co-ordinator at amaBhungane. Here she describes how amaBhungane and Corruption Watch had to rush to get their joint submission Read more >

Media advisory: CW to host webinar, launch two reports on BOT and EITI in SA

Corruption Watch (CW) will host a webinar on Tuesday 22 November 2022 to coincide with the release of two reports advancing a case for greater beneficial ownership transparency (BOT) in the mining sector, namely Beneficial Ownership Transparency in South Africa’s mining sector and The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative and South Africa, respectively. The importance of Read more >

CSOs decry targeting of Abahlali human rights activists

Image: Wikimedia Commons, used under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license Corruption Watch is one of more than 100 civil society organisations which have supported a letter from the Socio-Economic Rights Institute (Seri) of South Africa, to various members of the government, including National Assembly speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, justice minister Ronald Lamola, police Read more >

Local campaign for International Fraud Awareness Week

Source: South African government The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) together with the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners South Africa (ACFE SA) have come together to create awareness and encourage the public to take a proactive role in the ongoing battle against fraud and corruption during the International Read more >

Moving towards effective use of beneficial ownership data

By Louise Russell-Prywata and Tymon KiepeFirst published on Global Data Barometer Beneficial ownership is widely recognised as an essential piece of information for tackling corruption, preventing and investigating tax evasion, protecting national security, and creating sustainable trading environments. The goal – increasingly shared by governments, businesses, and citizens – is that people can access accurate Read more >

Quiz: how much do you know about tax crimes and corruption?

Test your knowledge of tax evasion, tax avoidance, bribery, and more, with this short but educational quiz developed within the project VIRTEU (Vat fraud: Interdisciplinary Research on Tax crimes in the European Union), an international research project funded by the European Commission – European Anti-Fraud Office. ​Tax corruption is criminal, subtle, and dangerous, yet the Read more >