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CW annual report: average 11 whistle-blower reports a day in 2020

The Corruption Watch (CW) 2020 annual report, titled From Crisis to Action, reflects the extent to which all organisations and individuals in South Africa witnessed and experienced the massive impact of the global coronavirus pandemic.  During this period the public was increasingly outraged by the rampant corruption that emerged in relation to procurement and distribution Read more >

MEDIA ADVISORY: CW to launch 2020 annual corruption report

Corruption Watch will release its ninth annual corruption report, titled From Crisis to Action, on Thursday, 25 March at 10h00. The report provides an overview of the organisation’s anti-corruption efforts in 2020, a year that was marred by the Covid-19 pandemic, a defining global health crisis that also exposed how deeply the culture of corruption Read more >

Covid-19 corruption pushes govt out of lethargy

By Janine ErasmusFirst published on Transparency International Along with other ordinary South Africans, we at Corruption Watch have followed with increasing dismay the growing number of reports of corruption related to the Covid-19 pandemic. The perpetrators of this corruption have been unashamedly brazen in their hijacking of the emergency measures put into place to deal Read more >

Transparent tenders will cut Covid-related corruption

By Caroline James and Karam Jeet SinghFirst published on Maverick Citizen President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on 23 July 2020 a variety of measures to deal with Covid-related corruption. Mere days later the media exposed that Madzikane II Thandisizwe Diko – the husband of presidential spokesperson Khusela Diko – had received contracts worth R125-million for Covid-19 Read more >

TI: two clear opportunities for a better post-Covid world

By Kwazi Dlamini The Covid-19 pandemic has turned the world as we know upside down. It has illuminated shortcomings, failures and inequality in societies all over the world and while there are nations who have handled the crisis supremely well, the same cannot be said for the majority. Transparency International (TI) has released a new Read more >

Fighting Covid-19 also requires intensifying anti-corruption efforts

By Caroline James and Karam Jeet SinghFirst published on News24 Corruption Watch, along with the nation, anxiously sees the number of Covid-19 cases rising while the number of available hospital beds fall. The public health system is under extreme strain but significant resources have been put aside to address the crisis. In this national state Read more >

Price-gouging Dis-Chem made to pay million rand fine

By Thato Mahlangu Pharmaceutical retailer Dis-Chem has been found guilty by the Competition Tribunal for opportunistically hiking prices for some of its products. The tribunal asked Dis-Chem to pay R1.2-million in administrative penalties for having increased prices of face masks which have been classified as essential products during the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. But Read more >