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Lockdown causes funding challenges for organisations

By Thato Mahlangu Organisations that rely on individual donations and funding are also economically impacted by the scourge of Covid-19. The Abraham Kriel Children’s home, situated in Modimolle (formerly Nylstroom), was established more than 60 years ago. It’s one of many organisations that won’t get funding during the pandemic. The organisation, which is home to Read more >

Is CPS trying to get out of repaying its R316m debt?

By Zoë PostmanFirst published on GroundUp Corruption Watch slams “legal manoeuverings by CPS to avoid paying its debt to the fiscus” While the battle rages over how much money Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) might have to pay back to the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa), its parent company Net1 has applied to put CPS Read more >

Artists struggle during the nation-wide lockdown

By Thato Mahlangu South Africans have been hit hard during the national lockdown, now in its fourth week – and local artists are no exception. Corruption Watch spoke to some artists this week, the first of the two-week extended period, and they told us they don’t know what the future holds for them. “All our Read more >

Jail time for price fixers during COVID-19 outbreak

By Thato Mahlangu More than 25 retailers have been found guilty of price inflation during the national COVID-19 outbreak after consumers complained about the corrupt practices to competition and consumer watchdogs. These retailers are also investigated for potential collusive behaviour which may have a negative impact on consumers and those businesses which are trading fairly. Read more >

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 >

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