Joint application to intervene in Mdluli matter

Corruption Watch (CW) and the Social Justice Coalition (SJC) have filed a joint application for leave to intervene as co-applicants in Part B of the matter of Freedom Under Law v National Director of Public Proseuctions, case No. 26912/2012 brought in the North Gauteng High Court.   In addition to the grounds of challenge raised Read more >

Disclosure should be mandatory

Are you faced with an ethical dilemma? Are you witnessing corruption but don’t know what to do about it? Ask the team of Corruption Watch experts what to do by writing to: and mark your letter ‘Dear Corruption Watch’.   I represent a public interest organisation that aims to inform and educate the public on the Read more >

Ivory Park assault cops taken off streets

By Chantelle Benjamin Six Johannesburg metro police officers have been positively identified as having been involved in the April assault on Ivory Park residents Andries Ndlovu and Joseph Khumalo. The six, who took part in an identity parade on Wednesday 23 May, have been transferred to the metro police’s building in Loveday Street where they Read more >

Rhodes varsity takes active stand against graft

Rhodes University has become the first education institution in South Africa to publicly sign the Corruption Watch pledge to fight bribery and corruption.   The pledge signing ceremony, on 24 May, was initiated and hosted by the vice-chancellor’s office, in collaboration with Corruption Watch.   Speaking at the event, Vice-Chancellor Dr Salim Badat said pervasive Read more >

Targeting the corrupt ‘untouchables’

South Africa is experiencing an awakening of its civil society akin to the 1970s, when unions started to organise against an unjust political regime. This time it is against corruption and to protect a fragile democracy. The launch of Corruption Watch at the start of this year came as a welcome relief to many. Funded Read more >

Model flaunts JMPD bribery on Twitter

Our new zero is model and law student Sabina Essa who recently took to Twitter, openly flaunting that she broke the law and paid a bribe to a JMPD cop. This comes only a few weeks after two other young South African models, Jessica Leandra dos Santos and Tshidi Thamana, also got themselves into trouble Read more >

Tackling denial first step in dealing with JMPD corruption

By Lizette Lancaster and Gareth Newham   It is now well recognised internationally that corruption is an occupational hazard facing all policing agencies. As far back as 1978 renowned policing academic, Lawrence Sherman boldly stated that when it comes to law enforcement, “Corruption is found in virtually all countries, in all forces, and at every Read more >

Bystander exposes metro cop brutality

Our new hero is Ivory Park hawker Thato Mokobe*, who filmed Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) cops beating up a local resident in April. This is the first time such damning evidence has been recorded and exposed by a bystander. The article about the four cops kicking and stamping on Ivory Park resident Andries Ndlovu, Read more >

Corruption snapshot: 9 – 17 May

SA faces ‘failed state status’ over graft, warns SC South Africa is staring “failed state status” in the face and urgent steps are needed to address the scourge of corruption. This is the view of Paul Hoffman, SC, from the Institute for Accountability in Southern Africa, who has told the Cape Town Press Club that Read more >