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Make your voice heard by taking our TopCops survey

Take our police survey. Corruption Watch and the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) have established a joint public awareness campaign that focuses on the process resulting in the critical appointments of the South African Police Service (SAPS) national commissioner and the head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigations (the Hawks). We believe that both Read more >

CW, ISS campaign for accountable and honest police leaders

In July 2017, Corruption Watch and the Institute for Security Studies launched a joint public awareness campaign that focuses on the appointments of the SAPS national commissioner and the head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigations (the Hawks). The organisations believe that both appointments require a transparent selection process against clear merit-based criteria as Read more >

Top cops must be appointed transparently and on merit

Today Corruption Watch (CW) and the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) launched a joint public awareness campaign for transparency and merit-based selection in the upcoming appointments of the South African Police Service (Saps) national commissioner and the head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigations (the Hawks).  Both positions are vacant and the minister of Read more >

CW, ISS launch campaign for police appointments on merit

CW and ISS launch campaign for transparency in appointment of heads of SAPS and Hawks Today Corruption Watch (CW) and the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) highlighted the need for transparency and public participation in the upcoming appointments of the SAPS national commissioner and the head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigations (the Hawks).  Read more >

Media invitation: launch of police leadership campaign

MEDIA INVITATION: LAUNCH OF POLICE LEADERSHIP CAMPAIGN Corruption Watch and the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) invites you to the launch of a joint public awareness campaign focused on the appointments of the South African Police Service national commissioner and the head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigations (the Hawks). The campaign aims to Read more >

Proposed new Saps anti-corruption unit could work

It is possible to combat police corruption, write Johan Burger and Stefan Grobler of the Institute for Security Studies (ISS). But it depends on having the right leaders and staff, and sufficient capacity in place. The South African Police Service (Saps) is developing a draft anti-corruption strategy – its finalisation was planned for the beginning of 2016/2017, but to date, Read more >

CW running out of patience with Hawks in Sars matter

Corruption Watch has written again to the Hawks in the matter of their investigation into employees of the South African Revenue Service (Sars), namely Sars head Tom Moyane as well as Jonas Makwakwa and Kelly-Ann Elskie, all in respect of contraventions of the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act, the Financial Intelligence Centre Act, Read more >

CW lays criminal charges against SARS commissioner

12 December 2016 Corruption Watch has laid criminal charges against the South African Revenue Services (SARS) commissioner, Tom Moyane, in relation to the matter involving alleged fraud and corruption committed by two senior SARS employees, Jonas Makwakwa and Kelly-Ann Elskie. Charges were also laid against Makwakwa and Elskie directly, under case numbers 217/12/2016, 218/12/2016 and Read more >

Anti-corruption strategy success not guaranteed

Today is International Anti-Corruption Day. To coincide with the worldwide event, the government is hosting an gathering that focuses on its draft national anti-corruption strategy (NACS). The document was supposed to have been released today, but the long-awaited moment has been delayed. Corruption Watch’s executive director David Lewis attended the event. Read his speech below: Read more >