Concourt’s MK judgment is about integrity of Parliament

By Moepeng Valencia Talane The journey to the 2024 elections has presented South Africans with a lot of critical topics to ponder in relation to governance, policy, and the integrity of public office. We have more options in this election than before, and our responsibility in electing who takes this country forward is consequently more Read more >

Zuma judgment confirms key CSO role in upholding constitutional democracy

PRESS RELEASE The judgment handed down by the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) yesterday, regarding the IEC’s appeal against the Electoral Court order on the eligibility of former president Jacob Zuma’s candidacy in the upcoming elections, represents a win for civil society, says Corruption Watch (CW). The ConCourt ruled that Zuma was not eligible or qualified to Read more >

Support for ConCourt and the law, irrespective of outcome 

We, the undersigned organisations, call on all stakeholders to respect the decision of the Constitutional Court in relation to the Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa’s (IEC) appeal to be heard on 10 May 2024.  The IEC is appealing a recent judgment by the Electoral Court. This judgment overturned the IEC’s decision to uphold an Read more >

Jiba and Mrwebi will not be returning to NPA

By Thato Mahlangu Two former National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) bosses won’t be making a comeback to the state prosecuting agency. Nomgcobo Jiba, who was removed as deputy national director of public prosecutions and Lawrence Mrwebi, the then special director of public prosecutions, will not be reinstated to their old positions. President Cyril Ramaphosa suspended Jiba Read more >

Jiba should accept the court outcome

By Thato Mahlangu Nomgcobo Jiba’s effort to be reinstated as the National Prosecuting Authority of South Africa (NPA) deputy national director was halted by the Western Cape High Court on Friday, 18 October 2019. The court dismissed Jiba’s application to be reappointed at the NPA, with costs. Jiba, who was fired on 25 April 2019 Read more >