Will Gordhan’s legacy be harmed by recent events?

By Moepeng Valencia Talane – CW Voices Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan recently told Parliament in a written response to a question that state entities under his watch for the past five years, which include Eskom, Transnet and South African Airways (SAA), had lost over R200-billion to corruption in that period. He has also announced Read more >

Democracy at work in Mapisa-Nqakula, Hlophe, and Motata cases

Image: Flickr/GovernmentZA By Moepeng Valencia Talane – CW Voices Never before has South Africa seen the impeachment of a judge over gross misconduct, and yet in February, two such processes were completed. Then we saw the Speaker of Parliament not only resigning from office before the end of her term, but also arrested and arraigned Read more >

CW looks forward to a changed landscape 30 years into democracy

Corruption Watch (CW) releases today its 12th annual corruption report, titled Changing the Landscape, just a few months ahead of one of the most critical turning points in the country’s post-democratic history. Presented during an election year, this report bears stark witness to the path South Africa finds itself on after 30 years of democracy, Read more >

CW to release 2023 annual corruption report on 3 April

Corruption Watch (CW) will release its 12th annual corruption report, titled Changing the Landscape, on Wednesday 3 April 2024. Now in its second decade of existence, CW’s work is more important than ever. Despite the presence of additional players in the anti-corruption space since the organisation’s launch in 2012, the levels of corruption have not diminished – Read more >

R14bn loss to MIs, but some positive strides being made

The Department of Defence and the South African Post Office (Sapo) are two of the public entities expected to face investigations for their failure to investigate material irregularities (MIs) flighted by the Auditor-General (AG) during audit processes in previous financial years. Sapo was found by the AG to have failed to implement an integrated grants Read more >

Add your voice to South Africa’s election agenda!

In the build-up to the general elections, the Nguvu Collective, an organisation working with marginalised communities in building leaders that will take the voice of the community forward, has launched its South Africa 2024 Elections survey to learn more about the issues South Africans care about. The organisation is committed to working with people on Read more >

AGSA seeing improvement in municipalities’ response to MIs

Auditor-General Tsakani Maluleke appeared virtually before the parliamentary Standing Committee on the Auditor General on 9 February 2024, to brief members on progress regarding the material irregularities (MIs) it had identified during municipal audits. Maluleke said that the presentation aimed to brief the committee on the impact that AGSA has been making in the implementation Read more >