National crime stats don’t help corruption fight

The national crime statistics released in parliament today do not provide the information necessary to strengthen the fight against corruption. Corruption Watch executive director David Lewis said that it appeared that the crime statistics categorise much of the reporting of corruption as common fraud.  However, it is essential to isolate those reports of white collar Read more >

A letter to Minister Angie Motshekga

Ms Angie Motshekga MP Minister of Basic Education Sol Plaaitjie House Struben Street Pretoria Dear Minister The Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (Casac) is deeply concerned that Mr Solly Tshitangano, the former Acting Chief Financial Officer in the Limpopo Department of Education, was dismissed in December last year despite playing such Read more >

Call to reinstate whistleblower Solly Tshitangano

Solly Tshitangano is a man who should be celebrated as a hero for his role in exposing irregularities in the textbook tender in Limpopo.  For over two years he has been at the forefront of efforts to expose irregularities in the contract awarded to EduSolutions in 2010. His story was featured on Carte Blanche on Read more >

Corruption Watch calls for Neo Africa probe

Corruption Watch is calling for a review of every public sector tender involving Neo Solutions – now known as Neo Africa – a company exposed in Sunday’s City Press and alleged to have bribed senior government officials in exchange for securing state tenders. The exposé comes after a whistleblower approached Corruption Watch with evidence including Read more >

Corruption Watch to find out more about City’s new ‘plan’

Corruption Watch is set to meet with the City of Joburg next week to find out more about its plans to fight the culture of bribery and corruption among the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) officers. Three months after the civil society organisation launched the “No more tjo-tjo” campaign, the City of Joburg has unveiled Read more >

Moss Phakoe’s spirit must galvanise us – Vavi

On March 14 2009, Moss Phakoe – a beloved husband, son, brother and father, a dedicated trade unionist and a committed ANC councillor – was gunned down, aged 52, in his car in Rustenburg as he arrived home after putting up posters for the ANC election campaign. Moss Phakoe started as a shop steward at Read more >

Real progress thanks to Mdluli judge

By David Lewis Real-life courtroom dramas are at their best when, without rhetorical flourish, a judge or advocate lays out a clear case by drawing on incontestable facts and unimpeachable arguments. By these standards, the handing down this week by Judge Ephraim Makgoba of his decision to interdict Lieutenant General Richard Mdluli and Minister of Read more >

Joint application to intervene in Mdluli matter

Corruption Watch (CW) and the Social Justice Coalition (SJC) have filed a joint application for leave to intervene as co-applicants in Part B of the matter of Freedom Under Law v National Director of Public Proseuctions, case No. 26912/2012 brought in the North Gauteng High Court.   In addition to the grounds of challenge raised Read more >

Targeting the corrupt ‘untouchables’

South Africa is experiencing an awakening of its civil society akin to the 1970s, when unions started to organise against an unjust political regime. This time it is against corruption and to protect a fragile democracy. The launch of Corruption Watch at the start of this year came as a welcome relief to many. Funded Read more >