BJC disappointed by Mboweni’s bleak budget

The 2020 budget proposals risk further harm to the economy by slashing funding for socio-economic development. The minister of finance, Tito Mboweni began his 2020 budget speech with a return to the analogy of the resilient aloe ferox that “survives and thrives when times are tough”. The Budget Justice Coalition (BJC) contends that while the Read more >

CW to engage mining-affected communities in KZN

Corruption Watch will be conducting a series of engagements with mining-affected communities in Dannhauser, Newcastle, from 3 to 5 March 2020. These meetings will look into the challenges faced by these communities relating to the administration of mining royalties. Through this consultative process, the organisation will be able to identify the main challenges facing the Read more >

End of the road for CPS, says Corruption Watch

Corruption Watch celebrates the final decision of the Constitutional Court to dismiss the Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) application for leave to appeal the Supreme Court of Appeal judgment that ordered them to repay R316-million to the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa). This relates to the matter brought by Corruption Watch against CPS concerning the Read more >

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 >