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Shooting the messenger: standard practice for corrupt governments

Image: Freepik image generator Source: Transparency International As Transparency International’s official chapter in South Africa, Corruption Watch keeps a keen eye on the activities of our fellow chapters around the world. When those chapters are baselessly attacked for doing their work, it resonates with us because we, too, have experienced this unpleasantness. It’s something anti-corruption Read more >

Sona 2024: a historic opportunity to set our country on a new course

By Institute for Economic Justice and 15 other organisationsFirst published on Daily Maverick Dear Mr President, 2024 is a watershed moment for South Africa. This year will mark the 30th anniversary of South Africa’s constitutional democracy and the seventh time South African citizens will exercise their democratic rights in a general election. As you finalise Read more >

2023 CPI: SA continues downward trajectory on corruption

Anti-corruption movement Transparency International (TI) today released the 2023 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), which paints a bleak picture of South Africa’s progress. Dropping below the global average, the country has lost a further two points since last year on the leading global index measuring perceptions of public sector corruption around the world. Since Corruption Watch Read more >

Can South Africa turn the tide against corruption?

By Busi MavusoFirst published on Moneyweb As part of our mission to combat corruption and improve ethical conduct in South African business, we have funded the Gordon Institute of Business Science (Gibs) to produce a guide for South African companies to fight corruption. Combating crime and corruption and promoting the rule of law is among Read more >

Capacitate ID and you’ll see results, says CW head

Image: Newzroom Afrika The National Prosecuting Authority’s (NPA) investigative directorate (ID) is now a permanent fixture in South Africa’s law enforcement infrastructure, following Cabinet’s approval of the NPA Amendment Bill last week. It is a welcome move, provided several provisions are made to ensure its independence and protection from political interference, according to Corruption Watch’s Read more >

African anti-corruption research network launched

In May 2023 the African Union (AU) announced the launch of the African Anti-Corruption Research Network (AACRN), during a pan-African workshop held in the second week of May in Arusha, Tanzania. The workshop, convened in collaboration with Stellenbosch University and GIZ, aimed to gather key anti-corruption stakeholders to brainstorm on the idea of the establishment Read more >

Transparency International marks 30 years of global change

Corruption Watch (CW) celebrated its 11th year of existence in January this year. Since it opened its doors on 26 January 2012, the organisation has maintained its determination to hold the corrupt to account, support whistle-blowers, advocate for meaningful change in relevant legislation and government processes, and educate and empower ordinary people to resist everyday Read more >

SA companies assessed for anti-corruption, reporting transparency

In a report released today, Transparency in Corporate Reporting: South Africa 2020 (TRAC SA 2020), Corruption Watch and the ODI, an independent London-based global think-tank, in partnership with the National Business Initiative (NBI), examined the corporate governance practices of 100 corporations operating in South Africa. The companies in the report represent all industries and include 61 Read more >