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Advisory council appointment a step towards seriously tackling graft, says CW

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement on 29 August of the appointment of members to the multi-sectoral National Anti-Corruption Advisory Council (NACAC) has been a long time coming, and represents some movement in advancing implementation of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy 2020 – 2030 (NACS), says Corruption Watch.   These representatives from academia, civil society, the private sector, Read more >

Three from CW on Ramaphosa’s nine-member anti-corruption council

Source: The Presidency Corruption Watch (CW) is well represented on the newly appointed National Anti-Corruption Advisory Council, which will advise President Cyril Ramaphosa on matters relating to anti-corruption in the context of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy (Nacs). Our founding executive director David Lewis, head of stakeholder relations and campaigns Kavisha Pillay, and board member Firoz Read more >

We need to fix appointments to key institutions – now

By Kavisha PillayFirst published on News24 South Africa’s public service and institutions are in disarray. If we are to avoid any further breakdown of our institutions, we need to focus on who is appointed and scrutinise the appointment processes.  Transparent, merit-based and public participatory appointment proceedings are the minimum requirements to ensure the appointment of Read more >

IBACF pledge signifies commitment to ridding construction sector of corruption

Corruption Watch (CW) today signed an anti-corruption pledge with other members of the Infrastructure Built Anti-Corruption Forum (IBACF), including Public Works and Infrastructure minister Patricia De Lille, Special Investigating Unit (SIU) head Advocate Andy Mothibe – who chairs the IBACF – and Hawks head General Godfrey Lebeya. Launched in May 2021, the IBACF aims to Read more >

Striving for justice and change — meet the young activists in our midst

This piece is extracted from Corruption Watch’s 2021 annual report. For more information, click here. By Moepeng TalaneFirst published on Daily Maverick/Maverick Citizen South Africa’s dynamic history has a strong narrative of youth activism that transcended the dark days of a violent apartheid system and the accompanying restrictions. From the young pupils who were attacked Read more >

General Sehlahle Fannie Masemola is SA’s new top cop

President Cyril Ramaphosa this afternoon announced that General Sehlahle Fannie Masemola has been appointed as South Africa’s new national police commissioner, replacing Kehla Sithole who finishes his last day in office today.   Reaction has been cautiously optimistic, and Corruption Watch, too, welcomes the steps taken by Ramaphosa to appoint the new national commissioner of Read more >

Outgoing DPP: ‘It’s been a privilege to serve’

By Kavisha Pillay and Sabeehah Motala First published by The Daily Maverick With about two months left before he vacates office, Deputy Public Protector (DPP) advocate Kevin Malunga sat down with Corruption Watch to reflect on the highs and lows of the past seven years, and the legacy he would wish to leave. Kevin Malunga Read more >

Corruption tears apart the fabric of ordinary lives

By Kavisha Pillay and Deborah Mutemwa-TumboFirst published on Daily Maverick We live in a society where corruption has become a culture, a normalised act, a sickness of our being. Presidents, politicians, businessmen, false prophets and the like have tried to rope our nation into a state of submission, one that will tolerate the decay of Read more >