2023 Corruption Perceptions Index to be launched on 30 January 2024

South Africa’s score in relation to perceptions of tackling corruption in the country over the past year will once again be in the spotlight when global anti-corruption movement Transparency International releases its renowned annual Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) on Tuesday, 30 January 2024. The CPI is the leading global indicator of public sector corruption, providing Read more >

Procurement Reform Working Group says bill is deficient and dangerous

Statement issued by the Procurement Reform Working Group (PRWG) – 12 December 2023 Parliament’s National Assembly has passed the Public Procurement Bill, sending it to the National Council of Provinces. This Bill is among the most consequential statutes advanced by President Ramaphosa’s administration. It will govern South Africa’s trillion rands of annual procurement expenditure, a Read more >

Media advisory: CW urges SA COSP group to intensify anti-corruption efforts

Corruption Watch, ahead of the gathering next week in Atlanta, US, of the 10th session of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) Conference of the States Parties (COSP), today issued an open letter urging the South African delegation to intensify its anti-corruption efforts. The letter outlines the areas that require urgent intervention and implementation.  Read more >

Land rights take centre stage at CW listening session

The continued failure to address land rights in South Africa and the devastating impact of corruption came under the spotlight on 23 October 2023 at a Corruption Watch (CW) event. The organisation hosted a listening session of its new podcast series titled Land and Corruption: Story of the Marginalised, and simultaneously released a research report Read more >

Latest CW report tracks procurement risk trends

Corruption Watch (CW), working with procurement law expert Professor Geo Quinot of Stellenbosch University, released Procurement Risk Trends 2023, the third such report, following the first two that were published in 2021 and 2022, respectively. These reports, which cover the period between 2016 and 2023, specifically focus on trends in public procurement deviations and contract expansions. Read more >