Civil society denounces EFF’s claims and threats

We, civil society organisations in South Africa, express our deep concern at the attacks made in recent days on the state capture commission by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF). Such attacks include statements by EFF leader Julius Malema in which he: Described the commission as a “Mickey Mouse show”; Accused its chairperson of stealing money Read more >

Zondo Commission – week 14 overview

The week of protests, political war threats and some comic relief – this is how many might characterise the last five days of the commission of inquiry into state capture. It started with the much anticipated testimony of public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan on Monday. Over three days, Gordhan gave detailed accounts of instances of Read more >

CW calls on Zondo to defend commission’s work

Today Corruption Watch called on Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo to defend the work of the commission of inquiry into state capture, currently underway in Johannesburg. This comes in the wake of statements made by Commander in Chief of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), Julius Malema, outside the hearings yesterday, during the testimony of Minister Read more >

PFMA audit results: overall deterioration again

Our new two-part miniseries focuses on the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) audit outcomes for 2017/2018, tabled yesterday in Parliament by Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu, as well as the Public Audit Act (PAA) amendment bill that was signed into law a few days ago. On Tuesday 20 November, the Government Gazette carried the announcement that President Read more >

NDPP selection panel names preferred candidates

Source: The Presidency The advisory panel tasked with making recommendations on suitable candidates for the position of national director of public prosecutions (NDPP) has presented President Cyril Ramaphosa with the names of five candidates recommended for the position. The final five are: Adv Shamila Batohi Adv Siyabulela Mapoma Adv Simphiwe Mlotshwa Adv Rodney de Kock Read more >

Survey: ethics not prioritised in corporate SA

Yesterday the Anti-Intimidation and Ethical Practices Forum (AEPF) released a survey on ethical practices within South African businesses. It emerged that ethical sentiment among professional South Africans dropped sharply following a bruising year of corporate scandals. The survey also reveals that 1 in 4 believe financial success is more important than doing the right thing – Read more >

Zondo Commission – week 13 overview

It was a very insightful first week back for the commission of inquiry into state capture, when it resumed its public hearings on Monday after a month-long break. Between the testimonies of former public enterprises minister Barbara Hogan and former government spokesperson Mzwanele Manyi, South Africans were given a lot to think about. Hogan did Read more >

What do we know about the NDPP candidates?

The 12 shortlisted candidates for the crucial position of national director of public prosecutions (NDPP) were announced on 9 November. Interviews are taking place from 14 to 16 November. The interviews, at first organised as closed-door events, were opened to the media and public after a successful application by the Right2Know Campaign. According to the Read more >