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CW calls for removal of Adv Mkhwebane from office

Despite increasing questions from the public about the ability of Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane to fulfill her role as an independent public protector, Corruption Watch has been prepared to give her the opportunity to settle into a difficult position, and show her willingness to stand up to political pressure under the Zuma administration. However, after a Read more >

Bank of Baroda played key role in SA’s Gupta scandal

By Khadija Sharife (OCCRP) and Josy Joseph (The Hindu) First published on OCCRP India’s state-owned Bank of Baroda – one of the country’s largest – played a crucial role in the financial machinations of South Africa’s politically influential Gupta family, allowing them to move hundreds of millions of dollars originating in alleged dirty deals into Read more >

CW urges public to help commission fulfil mandate

While Corruption Watch welcomes the announcement of the establishment of a judicial commission of enquiry into state capture and the intended appointment of Deputy Chief Justice Zondo to head the commission, it urges the public to remain vigilant and take cognisance of the multiple factors and objectives underlying President Jacob Zuma’s belated decision to establish Read more >

CW calls for transparency in MultiChoice/ANN7 matter

With thanks to News24 UPDATE, 29 November 2017: New revelations released today seem to indicate that MultiChoice entered into a deal with  with the SABC in exchange for that entity’s political influence over digital migration. The information was extracted from the minutes of a meeting held on 6 June 2013, between MultiChoice and the interim Read more >

How does money laundering work?

Money launderers make use of numerous twists and turns in their efforts to hide their trails, but how does the process really happen? Here’s how. Money laundering is exactly what the words describe – washing the ill-gotten gains of their illegal origins so that what is left cannot easily be traced back to the original Read more >

African leaders loot with same fervour as colonialists

Corruption is well-entrenched in Africa, and those few leaders who have decided to actively tackle it – beyond just talking about tackling it – have publicly admitted that the task is a lot harder than they expected. Last year’s Panama Papers breakthrough revealed the names of numerous African politicians and their friends and families, who Read more >

Sexwale: state not so much captured, but “handed over”

The state has not been captured as much as it has been handed over, and the amount of sway and power that certain people have is mind-boggling – this, and more was revealed yesterday at a media briefing to launch the independent investigation report into the affairs of Gupta-linked Trillian Capital Partners. The investigation into Read more >

The descent of Jacob Zuma in 31 steps and counting

By Kavisha Pillay and Mark Hayward First published on Daily Maverick Last week, the Constitutional Court heard arguments that Parliament should either allow for, or be ordered to conduct, a secret ballot when MPs are voting in a motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma. The hearing came after a weekend of storms covered Read more >

Cabinet reshuffle: CW issues strong call for action

Following last night’s cabinet reshuffle, the centre of political gravity and the last hope for the South African democracy rests with the people of South Africa and their parliamentary representatives. The events have clearly established that renewal will not come from within the ranks of the ruling party which has clearly been captured by a Read more >