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Party Manifestos: An Analysis of Anti-Corruption Commitments

By Aneesa Valodia  With local government elections looming on 1 November, political party campaigns are in full swing and official party manifestos are everywhere to be seen. This year 325 parties will contest the election, and their manifestos offer a glimpse of what to expect, empowering voters to make informed choices.   Some parties have Read more >

We need a transparent and accountable law enforcement system

By Valencia TalaneFirst published on News24 The events of last week, in particular Wednesday 30 September’s high-profile arrests relating to the irregular Free State asbestos contract of 2014, indicate a step in the right direction in the fight against corruption. The Zondo commission has explored the contract extensively over the past few weeks, and some 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 >

Zuma granted a stay in state capture case

The North Gauteng High Court will not issue an order forcing President Jacob Zuma to immediately implement the remedial action contained in the State of Capture report, released in October 2016 by former public protector Thuli Madonsela. Zuma filed an application opposing the implementation of the recommendations and asking for a judicial review of the Read more >

CW is amicus in EFF vs Speaker ConCourt case

Corruption Watch will appear as amicus curiae on Tuesday, 5 September 2017, in the EFF’s Constitutional Court application inquiring into Parliament’s failure to hold President Jacob Zuma accountable. The matter follows on the Nkandla judgment, delivered on 31 May 2016, relating to a case that had been brought forward by the party, with the DA, Read more >

CW condemns Mashaba’s statements about migrants

Corruption Watch condemns the recent reprehensible statements made by Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba in which he describes illegal immigrants in Johannesburg’s inner city as criminals who should be dealt with as such. The mayor was delivering a speech to mark his first 100 days in office. The organisation calls on the DA to repudiate these Read more >

Zuma pays back the money, but the damage is done

President Jacob Zuma has paid back the R7.8-million of taxpayers’ money used to improperly upgrade non-security parts of his private home at Nkandla, but this is not the end of the story. Some remain sceptical about the transaction and say they want proof that it was above board. The EFF is particularly suspicious about the Read more >

Party manifestos – do they walk the talk?

There are always grand claims made around election time, and promises of the moon and the stars to voters who back the winning party. The claims and promises often fade into the background after the elections, only to resurface the next time around because nothing much has been done in the years between. Africa Check delved into Read more >