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Vulnerable voices silenced by mining companies

By Thato Mahlangu Mining-affected communities are among the most vulnerable in our country. As part of its work in the mining sector, Corruption Watch (CW) recently visited three affected communities in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal. Our visits highlighted the particular vulnerabilities these people live with daily. The CW team, with Mining Affected Communities United in Action, held Read more >

CW’s 2019 corruption report to be released

In these uncertain times, as we head into a countrywide 21-day period of isolation, it is as important for us to keep our focus on the impact of corruption on the lives of everyone living in South Africa. Throughout 2019, Corruption Watch never wavered in its focus on the devastating effects of corruption, particularly in Read more >

Lottery fraud, corruption allegations to be probed

• A person ticks numbers on a lottery ticket. Image: Ashraf Hendricks. By Thato Mahlangu Parliament said on Wednesday 11 March 2020 that its trade and industry portfolio committee welcomes an investigation to uncover any fraud or corruption related to community organisation or non-governmental organisation funding. Freelance journalist Raymond Joseph has alleged that the National Read more >

Mkhwebane’s ‘confused’ CR17 findings set aside

By Thato Mahlangu The North Gauteng High Court’s judgment which was handed down on Tuesday, 10 March 2020, saw Public Protector Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s findings and remedial actions being dismissed. The findings and remedial actions, that were labeled as ‘confused’ by the court, had found President Cyril Ramaphosa to have had an improper relationship with Read more >

Set the Apartheid Secrets Free!

We, the undersigned organisations and individuals committed to justice for historical crimes and social justice in South Africa write in support of the South African History Archive. On Tuesday, 03 March 2020 it faces the next round in an epic battle against the South African Reserve Bank in the Bloemfontein Supreme Court of Appeal. This Read more >

A report on corruption in the water sector to be released

Corruption Watch and the Water Integrity Network (WIN) invites members of the media to the launch of the report MONEY DOWN THE DRAIN: corruption in South Africa’s water sector to be held on 12 March 2020, at Constitution Hill, Johannesburg. This report, commissioned by the two organisations, aims to understand and interrogate the drivers of Read more >

CW to engage mining-affected communities in KZN

Corruption Watch will be conducting a series of engagements with mining-affected communities in Dannhauser, Newcastle, from 3 to 5 March 2020. These meetings will look into the challenges faced by these communities relating to the administration of mining royalties. Through this consultative process, the organisation will be able to identify the main challenges facing the Read more >

CW responds to Malema’s accusations

By Thato Mahlangu Corruption Watch (CW) emphatically refutes claims made by Julius Malema, leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), which suggests that the organisation is ‘captured’ by President Cyril Ramaphosa. During a press briefing held on Sunday, 9 February 2020, Malema said: “All the vocal NGOs like Section27, My Vote Counts, CASAC, and Corruption Read more >

New campaign wages war against tax evasion

By Thato Mahlangu A new anti-crime campaign is set to crack the whip on tax evaders. Anti-crime activist Yusuf Abramjee told Corruption Watch on Monday, 10 February 2020, that the campaign, called Tax Justice South Africa, will target tax evaders who rob tax payers of a better life. It was launched in November last year. Read more >

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