CW strongly refutes Ramaphosa’s claim that corruption has decreased in his term

PRESS RELEASE President Cyril Ramaphosa, in a wide-ranging interview yesterday with EWN’s political journalist Tshidi Madia and 702’s Clement Manyathela, made the claim that “commentators like Corruption Watch (CW) have said that during this term, they have seen incidents of corruption going down.”  The president made this statement in the context of listing his administration’s Read more >

Ramaphosa’s blinkered Tintswalo story omits the challenges facing SA

Image: Flickr/Africa University By Moepeng TalaneFirst published on Maverick Citizen As Corruption Watch releases its annual report, South Africa stands on the brink of its seventh democratic elections, representing what some have described as a second shot at democracy. This implies that the ANC’s 30-year rule has failed to produce a true democracy — but Read more >

Wrap up of the latest from our state capture desk

The ANC has been putting out fires related to its election candidate list – more particularly, relating to members of the party whose names appear on the list despite corruption and other controversies hanging over their heads. Secretary-general Fikile Mbalula hosted a media briefing on Monday 11 March, almost a month after a similar engagement Read more >

Wanted: a SONA that hits all the right notes

By Karam SinghFirst published on News24 One of the things I always listen for in the SONA is a strong statement up front saying that to build better lives for our people, grow the economy, make communities safer, and address load shedding – we must make significant strides in defeating corruption. But what tends to 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 >