TI UK and CW call for Gupta banks to be investigated

First published on Transparency International UK A recent statement in the UK Parliament has generated widespread speculation that a major British bank has been involved in the South Africa’s Gupta scandal. In response, Transparency International (TI) UK and Corruption Watch, TI’s national chapter in South Africa, have called for a firm approach to be taken Read more >

Mining royalties: Bakwena ba Mogopa community

Corruption Watch will visit with community members in Bakwena ba Mogopa, North West, next week as part of a project to research and understand the impact of the maladministration of mining royalties on communities in the region, and to identify the gaps in the legislative and policy frameworks that adversely affect the processes. Corruption Watch Read more >

Urgent call to avoid another top cop disaster

 SA safety at risk if Zuma goes it alone again when appointing police commissioner South Africans face the risk of another disastrous police appointment by President Jacob Zuma, who has a record of undermining people’s safety by picking unqualified and dishonest people to head the South African Police Service (SAPS). Police minister Fikile Mbalula said Read more >

CW strongly supports investigative journalists

CW strongly supports investigative journalists’ role in exposing corruption in SA Responding to a statement by the State Security Agency (SSA) about investigative journalist Jacques Pauw’s book The President’s Keepers, and threats by both SSA and the South African Revenue Service (Sars) against Pauw and his publisher, NB Publishers, to recall the book, Corruption Watch Read more >

CW seeks clarity on Sars employees’ reinstatement

Corruption Watch has recently been informed that the two South African Revenue Service (Sars) employees implicated by the Financial Intelligence Centre in money laundering and other criminal offences have returned to work. Jonas Makwakwa and Kelly-Ann Elskie were suspended late last year. The organisation has written to Sars commissioner Tom Moyane to establish whether or Read more >

Police not coping with serious violent crime

Issued by the Institute for Security Studies A steady rise in murder and armed robbery shows police are not getting a grip on serious violent crime in South Africa, despite a budget increased by almost 50% since 2011/12 to R87-billion. This is largely due to inappropriate political interference in the police, the Institute for Security Read more >

The real police numbers behind SA’s high crime rate

As the South African Police Service (SAPS) prepares to release South Africa’s annual crime statistics, Corruption Watch and the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) have released numbers that highlight the challenges of police leadership in a country with endemic crime and violence. This is part of a campaign to change the way South Africa’s top Read more >

CW raises awareness of corruption in Northern Cape

Corruption Watch will be amplifying its anti-corruption message in Northern Cape and expanding its footprint in communities where its presence has previously been limited. The impact of corruption is most keenly felt by those who rely on government services and resources for their basic needs. By taking the message directly to communities, Corruption Watch aims Read more >

CW requests to attend PIC AGM to ensure transparency

Corruption Watch has written a letter to the minister of finance, Malusi Gigaba, and his deputy, Sfiso Buthelezi, to request attendance at the forthcoming annual general meeting (AGM) of the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) on 17 November 2017. This arises out of the organisation’s concern about recent reports in the media highlighting instability and in-fighting Read more >