JOINT STATEMENT condemning attacks on CSOs and activists

The undersigned organisations condemn the recent vicious attacks on environmental justice activists in South Africa. In one case, we are outraged at the reported murder on 11 July 2018 of Mr D Mpanza, an activist who had opposed a relocation of the community in KwaDube in KwaZulu Natal. KZN violence monitor Mary de Haas has Read more >

Shelved SIU report highlights gross financial mismanagement in GDH

SECTION27, the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and Corruption Watch are today making public a Special Investigating Unit (SIU) report that documents widespread corruption and gross financial misconduct totalling some R1.2-billion in the Gauteng Department of Health (GDH) in the period 2006-2010. This SIU investigation was authorised by a presidential proclamation issued in 2010. Since then, Read more >

CW lends weight to National Anti-Corruption Strategy

Corruption Watch today announces its plan to contribute to the National Anti-Corruption Strategy (NACS), a document initiated by the Anti-Corruption Inter-Ministerial Committee (ACIMC) established in 2014. The organisation will focus its activities on creating avenues for public engagement and consultation on the draft document, targeting the general public, civil society and the private sector for Read more >

NPA to review decision not to prosecute Moyane

While Corruption Watch welcomes the filing of disciplinary charges against Tom Moyane, the suspended commissioner of South African Revenue Services (Sars), we are concerned at the apparent reluctance of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to launch a prosecution of Moyane. Ever since the highly suspicious activities of Jonas Makwakwa, effectively Moyane’s second in command at Read more >

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 >