CW annual report: over 5 000 complaints in 2017

Corruption Watch, in its 2017 corruption report released today, documents the extent to which growing public pressure on corrupt people and systems has contributed to the significant changes in South Africa. The report, titled The Time is Now, paints a picture of a more emboldened and vocal public, as evidenced by the 25% increase in Read more >

MEDIA ADVISORY: Launch of CW’s 2017 corruption report

Corruption Watch will release its 2017 corruption report, titled The Time is Now, on 4 April 2018, along with audio material and other resources for media. The report will provide an overview of the public’s experiences of corruption in South Africa, as reported to Corruption Watch, against the backdrop of dramatic revelations of large-scale corruption Read more >

Judgment: CPS must repay Sassa’s R316m plus interest

Voice clip David Lewis Sassa judgment 23032018 Corruption Watch (CW) celebrates the judgment handed down today by Judge Moroa Tsoka ordering Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) to pay back, in full, the R316 447 361.41 received from the South African Social Services Agency (Sassa), with interest accrued since June 2014 until the date of payment. The Read more >

CW welcomes president’s decision to suspend Moyane

Since the Makwakwa story first emerged in 2016, Corruption Watch (CW) has taken numerous steps to try to hold SARS commissioner Tom Moyane accountable for his role in protecting Jonas Makwakwa from a proper investigation following the FIC report, which implicated Makwakwa and Elskie in suspicious transactions relating to money laundering and other criminal activities. Read more >

Media advisory: CW takes anti-corruption to EC

Corruption Watch will be hosting a series of activities at various community locations in Port Elizabeth between 17 and 24 March 2018, including schools, clinics, taxi ranks, town halls and shopping centres. To date, the organisation has received over 20 000 reports of corruption focused on areas such as schools, housing, health and licensing sectors, Read more >

CW to push for Makwakwa, Moyane prosecution

Corruption Watch, responding to the news of the resignation of Jonas Makwakwa, chief officer for business and individual tax at the South African Revenue Service (Sars), confirms its intention to continue its efforts to ensure that both Makwakwa and Sars commissioner Tom Moyane are prosecuted. The organisation laid criminal charges against Moyane, Makwakwa and Kelly-Ann Read more >

CW weighs in on the draft Public Audit Amendment Bill

Corruption Watch (CW) has made submissions to the Standing Committee on the Auditor-General (SCOAG), as part of the public hearings to address the draft Public Audit Amendment Bill currently still underway in Parliament. The organisation welcomes the amendments being proposed by the SCOAG, which seek to ensure that the Auditor-General (AG) is able to enforce Read more >

CW calls for removal of Adv Mkhwebane from office

Despite increasing questions from the public about the ability of Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane to fulfill her role as an independent public protector, Corruption Watch has been prepared to give her the opportunity to settle into a difficult position, and show her willingness to stand up to political pressure under the Zuma administration. However, after a Read more >

Two private GP vehicle testing stations shut down

Statement issued by the Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport, Ismail Vadi, yesterday announced that the Department of Roads and Transport has cancelled the registration certificates of two private vehicle testing stations in Soweto and Pretoria due to alleged fraudulent and corrupt practices. The Innovative Roadworthy Testing Station in Read more >