Corruption knows no colour

My name is Kavisha Pillay. I am 21 years old, and I am frustrated! The aftermath of Guptagate motivated me to write this opinion piece. Now that the dust has settled, and I’ve had time to digest it all, I can express my frustration: It bothers me that some people in our country let colour Read more >

The Wedding Planners…Tjo-Tjo style

By Kavisha Pillay Government’s recently released Guptagate probe report – and the media storm that ensued – have inspired this Corruption Watch reporter to take a momentary break from her graft-fighting duties to dream up a new reality TV show called The Wedding Planners…Tjo-Tjo style starring the suspended chief of state protocol Bruce Koloane and Read more >

‘Air Gupta’ campaign a hit with UJ students

By Corruption Watch reporters Corruption Watch’s series of outdoor public-awareness campaigns last week took our message from Zoo Lake – not far from the Gupta compound – to Soweto’s bustling Bara taxi rank, the University of Johannesburg’s vibey Bunting campus and then to Saturday crowds at Maponya Mall. We caught the UJ leg on camera Read more >

Taking Corruption Watch to the people

Corruption Watch is bringing its graft-busting energy to the people of Gauteng with a series of outdoor public-awareness campaigns this week. Our giant inflatable website bearing the message “Guptas fly, government jumps” first popped up on Jan Smuts road yesterday afternoon and today, commuters and passers-by at Baragwanath Taxi Rank got to see it along Read more >

Govt’s ‘name dropping’ proposal trivialises major administrative breakdown – David Lewis

Justice Minister Jeff Radebe’s proposal that a public service campaign be introduced to discourage a ‘negative culture of name dropping’ overlooks the real issues. Corruption Watch is responding to the findings of the inquiry into the Gupta wedding plane landing at Air Force Base Waterkloof on 30 April 2013. David Lewis, Corruption Watch’s executive director, Read more >

Corruption affects the poorest of the poor

Last Wednesday, Corruption Watch and the University of Johannesburg (UJ) joined forces to raise awareness around corruption. A panel discussion centred on the topic “What can you do to fight corruption” was held at the university’s theatre where students were encouraged to sign the anti-corruption pledge.   UJ SRC Deputy President Jack Malope called on Read more >