Media advisory: BJC to table alternative, people-centred budget

15 October 2020 On Wednesday 21 October 2020, the Budget Justice Coalition (BJC) will table Imali Yesizwe (Our Nation’s Money) – an alternative, people’s budget based on human rights. BJC anticipates that the medium term budget policy statement, now due to be tabled by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni on 28 October 2020, will accelerate the Read more >

Coalition supports strike against corruption and poverty

04 October 2020 Issued by the C19 People’s Coalition. The C-19 People’s Coalition unreservedly supports the spirit and the demands of the national strike of 7 October. The reasons are indisputable. South Africa, even before the Covid-19 crisis, was already becoming poorer. A quarter of our people suffered from extreme poverty. Government presided over one Read more >

CW report shows whistle-blower increase during Covid-19

The 2020 edition of Corruption Watch’s Analysis of Corruption Trends (ACT) report, released today, demonstrates growing concerns about corruption levels in South Africa. The report also illustrates that the will of the public to expose the corrupt and seek consequences remains strong even during the pandemic. Almost 2 000 people took the step of blowing Read more >

Corruption Watch to release its half-yearly corruption report

On Tuesday 22 September, Corruption Watch will release its 2020 Analysis of Corruption Trends (ACT) report. This fourth edition of the half-yearly publication provides a snapshot of what the public has identified as areas of concern in the fight against corruption in South Africa. It sheds light on the forms and types of corruption reported Read more >

LHR releases corruption report on SA’s asylum system

On Tuesday, 15 September 2020, Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR), in collaboration with Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town and Corruption Watch, released its report Costly Protection: Corruption in South Africa’s Asylum System. The report tracks changes in corruption in the asylum system over the last five years, as well as instances of corruption purported to Read more >

#PayTheGrants: SASSA is failing to implement the emergency grant

28 August 2020 Issued on behalf of C19 People’s Coalition: Cash Transfers subgroup. The #PayTheGrants campaign is an initiative of the C19 People’s Coalition. Almost five months have passed since the announcement of the lockdown. While South Africans apprehensively welcome level two, many have experienced increased hunger and desperation during this prolonged period. The staggered Read more >

SAACoN condemns Zim authorities’ action against peaceful protests

The Southern African Anti-corruption Network (SAACoN) has been monitoring events in Zimbabwe with increasing concern for the safety of civil society activists, journalists and opposition politicians since 20 July 2020.  On 20 July 2020 investigative journalist Hopewell Chi’nono and opposition politician Jacob Ngarivhume were arrested in the wake of the exposure of high level corruption Read more >

Civil society demands accountability for Covid-19 corruption

We, the undersigned organisations, express our disappointment and anger over reports of widespread corruption involving funds meant to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. It is troubling that in Gauteng alone, some 91 companies who received purchase orders from the Department of Health, are under investigation. We commend the Gauteng provincial government’s decision to give priority Read more >