CSOs request resumption of Zondo hearings

TO: Deputy Chief Justice Raymond ZondoThe Chairperson Judicial Service Commission of Inquiry into allegations of State Capture ‘The Zondo Commission’ c/o Acting Secretary of the Commission, Ms B Tshabalala Per email: BridgitteS@commissionsc.org.za; Communication liaison with Commission, Ms Nicky Prins Per email: NickyP@commissionsc.org.za. 27 May 2020 Dear Judge Zondo, RE: State Capture Commission of Enquiry Hearings Read more >

CW warns of opacity in emergency procurement measures

Corruption Watch, in fulfilling its commitment to ensuring accountability and the integrity of public finances, sent a letter to National Treasury (NT) on Thursday, 7 May 2020, expressing its concern regarding the repeal and release of different instruction notes relating to emergency procurement under COVID-19. The release of successive instruction notes has created legal uncertainty Read more >

Over 60 CANs set up to address COVID-19 impact in Gauteng

Gauteng Together applauds the establishment of over 60 community action networks (CANs) across the province, addressing the COVID-19 crisis by providing food and social support to those in need. Among the major areas where CANs have been set up are Diepsloot, Zandspruit, Fourways, Sandton, Observatory, Johannesburg Inner City, Moroka, Naledi, Lenasia, Ennerdale, Thokoza, Vosloorus, Stretford Read more >

Govt Covid-19 economic response inadequate, punitive

Access to sufficient food and relief from economic hardship are fundamental rights entrenched in the South African Constitution alongside the right to access healthcare services. And yet, notes the Budget Justice Coalition (BJC), the economic measures put in place by the government so far are punitive to the poor and working class in South Africa, Read more >

CW welcomes R500bn stimulus, cautions against corruption

Corruption Watch welcomes President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement on 21 April 2020 of a range of social and economic measures to the tune of R500-billion, to counteract the severe impact of the coronavirus pandemic. There is no doubt that the human, social and economic cost of the current lockdown has already taken a heavy toll, in Read more >

CW responds to Eskom’s statement on the COO

Corruption Watch (CW) questions Eskom’s media statement of 15 April 2020 on the chief operating officer (COO), Jan Oberholzer. The statement in question is reproduced at the end of this document. The organisation has previously identified factually incorrect statements by Eskom.  The whistle-blower who approached CW raised concerns about victimisation with respect to a prior Read more >

Gauteng Together to help address Covid-19 food, social insecurity

Today marks the launch of Gauteng Together, an initiative calling for the establishment of community action networks (CAN) across Gauteng to address the social impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The project was initiated by The Angel Network, the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation and CONECKT, and is supported by a range of organisations, individuals and local community Read more >

C19 People’s Coalition protests state violence

Statement on behalf of the Anti-Repression Working Group of the C19 People’s Coalition The Anti-Repression Working Group of the C19 People’s Coalition has written to President Cyril Ramaphosa and the National Command Council about alarming incidences of State violence and unlawful mass evictions of vulnerable people in South Africa.  The president has called for all Read more >

CW annual report: Public fights corruption in key sectors

Corruption Watch (CW) today released its latest annual corruption report. Titled The Writing is on the Wall, it shows how throughout 2019, the public continued to expose corrupt individuals intent on abusing their power and looting public resources in key sectors. The 3 694 whistle-blower reports in 2019 highlighted how individuals were robbed of access to Read more >