Water department making progress in corruption investigations

In March 2020 Corruption Watch (CW) and the Water Integrity Network (WIN) released an important report, Money down the Drain: Corruption in South Africa’s water sector, which examined the extent and drivers of corruption in the water and sanitation sector and made recommendations on actions to be taken to address such corruption and maladministration. The report Read more >

Integrity has its own champion

By Chantelle Benjamin The Gauteng Integrity Commissioner is unique in South Africa – no other province has one. The position is modelled largely on a Canadian system, but its history has not always been smooth sailing, with the occasional court case, questions raised by an accountability monitor and a precedent set in a ruling that Read more >

Gauteng ‘big spenders’ saga hots up

By Chantelle Benjamin Corruption Watch can reveal that the investigations into Gauteng Local Government and Housing MEC Humphrey Mmemezi and Speaker Lindiwe Maseko were presented to the provincial Privileges and Ethics committee today (Wednesday 11 July) and will be debated at a special sitting of the legislature on Friday 13 July, despite Mmemezi’s resignation as Read more >