2020 CPI: corruption worsens Covid-19 response and recovery

Transparency International’s 2020 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), released today, highlights how corruption has impacted the ability of countries around the world, including South Africa, to manage their health care responses to the Covid-19 pandemic. South Africa has barely shifted its position, coming in once again with a score of 44 and a rank of 69, Read more >

MEDIA ADVISORY: 2020 CPI to be released on 28 January 2021

Perceptions of corruption in South Africa will be under the spotlight again on Thursday, 28 January 2021, when Transparency International, the leading civil society organisation tackling corruption worldwide, will release its annual Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI).  The 2020 edition of the CPI ranks 180 countries by their perceived levels of public sector corruption, drawing on Read more >

Our future is at risk from corruption, say SA youth in CW report

A report released by Corruption Watch today, Our Future is not for Sale, highlights the devastating impact of corruption on the lives of young people in South Africa, and how their prospects have been affected by the pervasiveness of corruption in the country.  On this International Anti-Corruption Day (#IADC2020), the report draws attention to the Read more >

Media advisory: CW launches youth-focused report to mark IACD

On 9 December, the UN-designated International Anti-Corruption Day (IACD), Corruption Watch will release Our Future is not for Sale, an important report focusing on youth perceptions and attitudes towards corruption in South Africa. By releasing the report on this day the organisation aims to shift the focus to this constituency in the country, and to Read more >

SA companies assessed for anti-corruption, reporting transparency

In a report released today, Transparency in Corporate Reporting: South Africa 2020 (TRAC SA 2020), Corruption Watch and the ODI, an independent London-based global think-tank, in partnership with the National Business Initiative (NBI), examined the corporate governance practices of 100 corporations operating in South Africa. The companies in the report represent all industries and include 61 Read more >

Media advisory: launch of Transparency in Corporate Reporting 2020

Members of the media are invited to a webinar launch of the Transparency in Corporate Reporting 2020 report. The event takes place on 2 December, and is hosted by Corruption Watch and the ODI, an independent London-based global think tank, in partnership with the National Business Initiative. The report evaluates the transparency of corporate reporting Read more >

Imali Yesizwe, an alternative human rights budget

On 21 October 2020, the Budget Justice Coalition (BJC) tabled Imali Yesizwe (Our Nation’s Money), an alternative human rights budget. The BJC acknowledges that the budget and budget processes are critical to the advancement and protection of human rights. Civil society organisations working in sectors such as health, education, local government and social development have Read more >