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G20 must implement its anti-corruption promises

The role of civil society in democracy and good governance is becoming increasingly important. Acting as the voice of the people, civil society holds governments to account for enforcing the rule of law, complying with legislation and policy, and implementing promises made. When the Group of Twenty (G20), of which South Africa is a member, Read more >

Calling young activists against land corruption in Africa!

Transparency International (TI) is looking for young anti-corruption activists to bring fresh ideas to the problem of land corruption in Africa. The organisation believes that Africa’s youth have the potential to create new and exciting changes in their communities but are prevented from pursuing their dreams by corruption. In response to this undesirable situation, TI Read more >

Social media shines a light on corruption in Africa

By Gavin du Venage First published in The National Social media is helping shine a light on one of Africa’s greatest curses – corruption. This in turn is driving a new generation of leaders to put more energy than their predecessors did into fighting graft. In Angola, President João Lourenço has shut down the activities Read more >

Corruption – if you caught it, report it!

It might be tempting to feel discouraged every time a new instance of abuse of power hits the front pages, or more evidence is uncovered to show the extent of state capture – you may think, “what can I, as one person, do?” Think again! By refusing to allow corruption into your life – no Read more >

CW chair Mavuso Msimang honoured by WWF

First published on WWF South Africa Former SANParks head Mavuso Msimang, currently Corruption Watch’s chairperson, has received the prestigious WWF Living Planet Award for his significant contribution to the environmental sector in post-apartheid South Africa. He was honoured at WWF’s annual thought leadership event, the Living Planet Conference, at The Maslow in Sandton. This year’s Read more >

Art meets activism in the Fair Play song competition

Calling all young musically minded corruption fighters! Transparency International and JM International have just launched the Fair Play Anti-Corruption Youth Voices music competition! Supported by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Fair Play is open to original songs by young bands (members must be between 18-35 years old) on the themes of anti-corruption, integrity and Read more >

15 ways to boost citizen anti-corruption interest

First published on Voices for Transparency Transparency International‘s social accountability coordinator Mahmoud Farag has written an inspirational series of articles on how we can get more people engaged in fighting corruption. The series is aimed not only at organisations working in the social justice arena, but is of immense benefit to anyone wanting to increase their Read more >

A redefining moment for Africa

First published on Transparency International The newly released Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) provides a good baseline for the African Union (AU) anti-corruption efforts in 2018. This year’s theme for the AU is “Winning the Fight against Corruption: A Sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformation.” As the AU rolls out its plan, this is an important moment Read more >