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We have to make the water sector an island of integrity

By Mike Muller and Barbara SchreinerFirst published in the Sunday Times By the end of the 2018/2019 financial year the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) had a staggering R16.5-billion in irregular expenditure and was, in the words of the chair of parliament’s standing committee on public accounts, insolvent. On 13 May the minister of Read more >

Water department making progress in corruption investigations

In March 2020 Corruption Watch (CW) and the Water Integrity Network (WIN) released an important report, Money down the Drain: Corruption in South Africa’s water sector, which examined the extent and drivers of corruption in the water and sanitation sector and made recommendations on actions to be taken to address such corruption and maladministration. The report Read more >

Weak public governance enables water sector corruption

Corruption in the water and sanitation sector in South Africa has put the water security of businesses and households, and indeed the entire country, at risk. The impacts are severe. Corruption Watch and the Water Integrity Network today released an important report, Money down the Drain:  Corruption in South Africa’s water sector, which examines the Read more >