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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 >

Who will be South Africa’s first Integrity Idol?

Corruption Watch is one of the organisations supporting the Integrity Idol South Africa initiative, which has arrived in our country and will launch on 16 January in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. The Accountability Lab and partners, including the Nelson Mandela Foundation, LifeCo UnLtd and Democracy Works Foundation, are driving the programme. Like its predecessors, Integrity Idol South Read more >

Corruption in business: BLSA CEO Bonang Mohale speaks

By Steven Friedman The University of Johannesburg’s professor of political studies, Steven Friedman, speaks to Bonang Mohale, the CEO of Business Leadership South Africa, about growing concerns that corruption has become embedded in the way business is conducted in the country. Steven Friedman: How representative is Business Leadership South Africa of the country’s private sector? 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 >

Youth must cultivate intolerance to corruption

With Youth Month just past, it’s important to remember that the problems faced by our young people happen every day, all year round. For instance, taking a driver’s test can be a daunting experience for any young person. It’s an act that affirms wishes for a bright future and independence – that feeling that comes Read more >

Don’t let corruption in SA become normalised

It is not true that corruption has no victims, writes William Gumede, associate professor at Wits University’s School of Governance. Rather, it causes “disastrously inefficient economic, social and political outcomes” – among others, it diverts public resources from critical development projects to less productive, less job creation and less growth spurring ones, discourages long-term investment, Read more >

Ahmed Kathrada: a man of principle

We at Corruption Watch are deeply saddened by the passing of liberation stalwart Ahmed Mohamed Kathrada, who died in the early hours of Tuesday morning after complications following surgery earlier in March to relieve blood clotting on the brain. As an author, a scholar, a Rivonia trialist and struggle veteran, Kathrada was a voice of Read more >

South Africa needs an integrity commission

by Advocate Paul Hoffman Commentators and the twitterati are abuzz, describing the symptoms of the war of attrition at present, in progress in and between the centres of power in the South African body politic. General anxiety in the land has spawned local use of the hashtag #Where do we go from here? Martin Luther Read more >