CW’s submissions on MPRDA regulations

Corruption Watch, in its submissions on the draft amendments to the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA) regulations, which were published at the end of 2019 with calls for public comment, highlights three key issues in relation to the mining sector: To ensure that the regulations limit harm to vulnerable mining communities; Equally important, Read more >

MEDIA ADVISORY: CW tackles mining-related issues at 2020 AMI

At the 2020 Alternative Mining Indaba (AMI), which runs from 3 – 5 February in Cape Town, Corruption Watch will host two important sessions that address specific challenges in the extractive industry sector, and the impact on communities affected by mining operations. On Monday 3 February, the session focuses on the link between transparency and Read more >

Why we will not engage with G20’s civil society process in 2020

• A group of protesters holding placards bearing the slogan Stop Arming Saudi Arabia. Image: Alisdare Hickson. Issued by Transparency International Secretariat The annual G20 summit often seems like a talking shop for the world’s most powerful governments. The leaders of 19 of the largest national economies plus the European Union get together, shake hands Read more >

CW report highlights devastating land corruption

Today Corruption Watch (CW) launched a report titled Unearthing Corruption in the Land Sector, as part of an ongoing Transparency International project, Land Corruption in Africa (LCA).  One of the project objectives is to understand the impact of corruption on land tenure or ownership with a specific focus on vulnerable groups, including women and children. Read more >

CW shocked at President’s signing Leadership Bill into law

After considerable efforts from various civil society organisations emphasising the vulnerabilities of the Traditional and Khoi San Leadership Bill, President Cyril Ramaphosa has nevertheless signed the Bill into law. This shock announcement was made in Parliament on Thursday 28 November 2019. Corruption Watch (CW), together with a number of civil society organisations, had anticipated that Read more >

MEDIA ADVISORY: CW to release land corruption report

Corruption Watch invites members of the media to the launch of our Land Corruption in Africa (LCA) report, entitled Unearthing corruption in the land sector, to be held on 02 December in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. The report reviews the historical context of South Africa’s land reform policies and looks into the legislative framework that governs the Read more >

Civil society asks for clemency for Cekeshe

Public statement by former student leaders and members of the clergy and civil society concerning #FeesMustFall student activist, Kanya Cekeshe As former student leaders and members of the clergy and civil society, we ask for greater awareness, compassion and empathy for the plight of #FeesMustFall activist, Kanya Cekeshe. Kanya Cekeshe is a student activist who Read more >

CW welcomes Bongo arrest and commends whistleblower

Corruption Watch welcomes the arrest of Bongani Bongo, ANC Member of Parliament and former minister of state security. Bongo is alleged to have offered a bribe to a parliamentary official, Advocate Ntuthuzelo Vanara. At the time Advocate Vanara was evidence leader in the parliamentary investigation of Eskom. It is alleged that Bongo had offered him Read more >