Power to the People

The disease of corruption has permeated our society, resulting in serious effects on our young democracy. South Africa is at a tipping point, where delivery of basic services to vulnerable communities is threatened by corrupt politicians, public service officials, private companies and individuals. This act of bad faith diverts public resources to a few individuals Read more >

Stamping out corruption is everybody’s business

Take the Corruption Watch pledge to protect public funds from slippery fingers, urges Kate O’Regan in the Business Times. Corruption is a fundamental threat to our constitutional democracy. It is harmful because many forms of corruption divert public resources into private hands away from benefiting the public. This harms those in our society most dependent upon public Read more >

A web of watchdogs and whistle-blowers

How many of you reading this have experienced corruption in some form? You were asked for, or paid, a bribe; you work for a company that has secured lucrative state contracts through bribery or other inappropriate relationships; you are in a position of power and routinely dispense "favours" to those who need the services that Read more >

Corruption Watch: the ‘how’ – David Lewis

Corruption Watch: the ‘how’ – David Lewis   David Lewis Executive Director Corruption Watch   I want to start by thanking people who have been critical to getting CW off the ground. First, the guest speakers. I can’t tell you how important the support of Minister Radebe, Public Protector Madonsela and Comrade Zwelinzima Vavi and Read more >

Jeff Radebe’s speech at the Corruption Watch launch

Speech by Minister Jeff Radebe, Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, on the occasion of the Corruption Watch launch, Constitution Hill, Johannesburg, 26th January 2012   Programme Director; General Secretary of COSATU, Mr Zwelinzima Vavi; Public Protector, Adv Thuli Madonsela; Founders of the Corruption Watch Initiative; Distinguished Guests; Ladies and Gentlemen,   Allow me to Read more >

COSATU welcomes launch of Corruption Watch

The launch of Corruption Watch, on 26 January 2012, could not come at a more appropriate time. COSATU wishes it well and pledges its total support for its work to defeat corruption, the pernicious cancer that is sabotaging our revolutionary struggle.  The Minister of Finance’s bold move to take over the Health Department in Gauteng, Read more >

www.corruptionwatch.org.za launched in South Africa

Independent civil society institute Corruption Watch embarked on its outreach to the public today, launching a website and SMS hotline to receive reports of corruption and posting an online pledge for people to sign rejecting corruption.   The website will be a repository of stories from the South African public; a secure portal for evidence-based Read more >