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Dlamini to personally pay 20% of applicants’ legal costs

Barely a month after the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) held that the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) and its acting CEO should be liable for costs relating to a second contract extension with grants distributor Cash Paymaster Services (CPS), the same court has now handed down unanimous judgment on then social development minister Bathabile Dlamini’s Read more >

Tribunal: enough evidence to warrant further investigation

Today the People’s Tribunal on Economic Crime delivered its final findings to the public during an event at Johannesburg’s Constitution Hill. The tribunal sat earlier this year with the intention of focusing on three periods in South Africa’s history – the apartheid years, the 1999 arms deal, and state capture. Once the interim report was Read more >

Media advisory: People’s Tribunal to present final report

The First People’s Tribunal on Economic Crime in South Africa Delivery of Tribunal Panel’s Final Report    Venue: Women’s Jail, Constitution Hill, Johannesburg, South Africa Date:   Thursday 20 September 2018 Time: 13:00 – 14:30 ____________________________________________________________ The People’s Tribunal on Economic Crime will deliver its final findings to the public at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg Read more >

Mnquma Local Municipality – a failure of governance

By Kwazi Dlamini Corruption-ridden Mnquma Local Municipality in the Eastern Cape, together with its district municipality, Amathole, seems to be in tatters. Mnquma is off the radar – it cannot be reached by the usual forms of communication, while e-mail addresses provided on the website are unresponsive. The telephone number, also provided on their website Read more >

CW gathers input for submissions to NACS

On Friday 31 August, Corruption Watch put forward its submission on the National Anti-Corruption Strategy (NACS) to the Anti-Corruption Inter-Ministerial Committee. In recent weeks the organisation conducted its own workshops to raise awareness of the existence of the NACS among communities, civil society organisations and business, in the interests of ensuring a genuine process of Read more >

ConCourt holds Sassa accountable for second CPS contract extension

The Constitutional Court today handed down a further judgment in the seemingly never-ending matter of the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) and Cash Paymaster Services (CPS). Today’s judgment did not relate to personal costs arising from the Section 38 inquiry, presided over by Judge Bernard Ngoepe, into former social development minister Bathabile Dlamini and Read more >

One week left to nominate your anti-corruption hero

There is just one week left in which to nominate your anti-corruption hero or heroes for the 2018 Transparency International (TI) Anti-Corruption Award! Launched in 2000 and until 2016 known as the TI Integrity Award, the accolade pays tribute to the sacrifices, determination and courage of activists around the world, many of whom have paid Read more >

National Anti-Corruption Strategy: what’s it about?

South Africa has the processes and mechanisms in place to fight corruption effectively – but those in authority do not a strong collective will to enforce those measures. Despite the country’s advanced Constitution, which provides a comprehensive fundamental framework for creating good governance and a high standard of ethics and integrity in the public service, Read more >

Africa’s whistle-blowers: ‘All I did was tell the truth’

By Olivier Piot Translated by Charles Goulden First published in The Nation South African president Jacob Zuma resigned in February 2018 over the biggest corruption scandal since the end of apartheid, which involved both the president and his son. Zuma’s exit became inevitable last June, after the publication of thousands of confidential documents revealing that Read more >