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People’s March against Corruption set for 19 August 2015

Yesterday the steering committee of the People’s March against Corruption met to intensify plans for the anti-corruption marches we have announced for 19 August. Since our initial announcement we have been inundated by messages of support and requests as to how to get involved. The steering committee has now grown to include a representative of Read more >

Can a changed electoral system boost accountability?

By Judith February In South Africa, it’s becoming a matter of routine for presidential question time to be disrupted. Recent scenes in the National Assembly left little room for doubt – as if there was any after the chaos of the state of the nation address in February ­– that Parliament is fast losing the Read more >

Africa’s bleeding stops here!

Africa has been bleeding for decades, losing trillions of dollars to tax dodgers through illicit financial flows. This phenomenon, a common practice by multinational corporations, is also known as “illicit financial flight”. This is money that could have gone towards development interests for millions of Africans. To help remedy the state of affairs, a new Read more >

Corruption Watch and NPA’s Mrwebi go toe to toe

Source: Eyewitness News Eyewitness News (EWN) has learnt that Corruption Watch has complained to both the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and the Department of Justice about what it says is a threat from the NPA’s commercial crimes head, advocate Lawrence Mrwebi. Mrwebi emailed the NGO and said he could be interested in investigating its finances Read more >

Peace and corruption – a one-way relationship

If you ever wanted confirmation that the level of corruption in a country and that country’s potential for peace – or unrest – are linked, a new study provides just that. Research from the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) shows that corruption is so corrosive that it’s a leading indicator for political instability and Read more >

Nkandla an example of disrespect towards citizens

By Kavisha Pillay Growing up in a new South Africa, I was enlightened by the many courageous men and women who have sacrificed their lives so that I can enjoy freedom. Some of these leaders have been exalted to positions of influence while many others live as unsung heroes in our communities. These leaders who Read more >

Meet the winners of My Corruption-Free Africa!

The judges have convened, the votes are in, and the winners have been chosen. Our inaugural My Corruption-Free Africa blogging and photographic competition drew over 100 entrants from Kenya and Cameroon to South Africa, Zimbabwe and Nigeria. The competition was open to youth across Africa, and the winners, chosen entirely on merit, are two young Read more >

Join us at the VIP Youth Festival!

Corruption Watch is out and about next week – we’re joining forces with dynamic youth content agency, Livity Africa, for its #VIPYouthFest in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, from 16 – 18 June. It’s all happening at 73 Juta Street. The three day event, held under the theme: The State of SA Youth Today, will feature live debates, Read more >