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Gordhan shows way forward for cleaner public corporations

By David Lewis First published in Business Day Pravin Gordhan’s recent presentation to the parliamentary portfolio committee on public enterprises does indeed portend a “new dawn” for state-owned enterprises (SOEs). These massive corporations, many of which are producing critical basic goods for the country’s public and industry, have been front and centre of the plunder Read more >

CW chair Mavuso Msimang honoured by WWF

First published on WWF South Africa Former SANParks head Mavuso Msimang, currently Corruption Watch’s chairperson, has received the prestigious WWF Living Planet Award for his significant contribution to the environmental sector in post-apartheid South Africa. He was honoured at WWF’s annual thought leadership event, the Living Planet Conference, at The Maslow in Sandton. This year’s Read more >

Duduzane Zuma’s arrest a result of many contributions

By David Lewis First published in the Sunday Times Reading Jacques Paauw’s The President’s Keepers, I discerned two wings of the Zuma family’s commercial empire. The first could be described as their ‘business’ interests with the Guptas as their primary, if not exclusive, partners. Jacob Zuma’s son Duduzane exercised oversight of these family interests. The Read more >

Behind the scenes with Integrity Idol SA’s first winner

South Africa recently concluded its inaugural Integrity Idol campaign, organised and driven by Accountability Lab – and the resounding winner was Captain Vinny Pillay, a career police officer at the Umhlali Police Station on KwaZulu-Natal’s (KZN) north coast. Umhlali falls into the coastal district municipality of iLembe – the smallest of KZN’s district municipalities – Read more >

Vote now for your SA Integrity Idol!

South Africa’s first Integrity Idol will be announced at a public ceremony on 19 May at the Artscape Threatre Centre in Cape Town. Voting is now open, so don’t waste any more time – cast your vote and honour these exemplary public servants. How to vote? National voting begins on 4 May and ends on Read more >

Meet the 2018 Integrity Idols SA finalists!

The finalists in South Africa’s first Integrity Idols initiative have been announced. They are a doctor, a police captain, a nurse, two EMS responders, and an educator, drawn from across the country. South Africans were asked to nominate those civil servants working in the healthcare, education, and safety and security sectors, and whose work ethic Read more >

CW encourages parents to play role in school governance

Corruption Watch (CW) today launched a campaign focusing on the upcoming school governing body (SGB) elections, which take place from 1 – 31 March 2018. The objective of the campaign is to rally parents, teachers, principals and learners to exercise their votes to elect people of integrity so that our schools are well managed and Read more >

CW encourages parents to play role in school governance

Corruption Watch today launched a campaign focusing on the upcoming school governing body (SGB) elections, which take place from 1 – 31 March 2018. The objective of the campaign is to rally parents, teachers, principals and learners to exercise their votes to elect people of integrity so that our schools are well managed and resourced. Read more >