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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 >

Looking back, looking ahead

By Mavuso Msimang First published in City Press “O tempora! O mores!” Attributed to Cicero, the illustrious Roman philosopher and statesman who was greatly admired for his humanism, this lament literally translates into “Oh the times! Oh the customs!” It couldn’t be more appropriate for South Africa today. Cicero was commenting on the viciousness and Read more >

CW board on MultiChoice revelations and allegations

In the light of recent revelations and allegations concerning the relationship between MultiChoice and ANN7, the board of Corruption Watch has decided to release the following statement: In response to our public fundraising campaign, Corruption Watch received a donation from, amongst other corporations and individuals, Naspers, the owner of MultiChoice. This donation was received some Read more >

Corruption rampant in South Africa – Corruption Watch

By Anine Kilian First published on Engineering News There are a multiplicity of factors that drive corruption in both public and private institutions throughout South Africa, nongovernmental organisation Corruption Watch chairperson Mavuso Msimang said on Tuesday. Addressing delegates at the ninth Chartered Secretaries Southern Africa Corporate Governance conference, in Johannesburg, he highlighted that, in the Read more >

Corruption Watch announces new board chair

Today the board of Corruption Watch announced that Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane has stepped down as chair after three years in that position, but will remain on the board. Mavuso Msimang, a board member since 2012, will take over as chair with immediate effect. “We are incredibly grateful to the Archbishop for his inspiring leadership and Read more >

Zuma: the Ozymandias of the south

By Mavuso Msimang First published in City Press Percy Bysshe Shelley’s famous sonnet Ozymandias, first published in 1818, tells the story of a traveller in the desolate Egyptian desert who comes upon a broken statue of King Rameses II, whom the Greeks called Ozymandias. What remained of this pharaoh’s statue were two huge stone legs Read more >

An unhappy state of corruption

By Mavuso Msimang First published in City Press I recently requested an audience to allow me to kick off my talk, The risks of corruption facing SA in 2015 and 2016, by re-enacting a scene from a classroom somewhere in South Africa. They agreed, which I hope you will to. There are six tenses in Read more >