TI and CW engage with young corruption busters

Transparency International (TI) and its South African chapter Corruption Watch held a workshop on youth and corruption in Johannesburg in early May. Delegates from South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe took part in the discussion, which centred on the goal of building an environment which enables young people to thrive in all facets of society without Read more >

Civil society victory as Alderman steps down

Corruption Watch, with five other organisations, last week wrote an open letter to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to express disappointment that Richard Alderman would sit on the high-level advisory panel reviewing OECD efforts on bribery. Their voices did not go unheard – the Financial Times reports today that Alderman, a former Read more >

Immigrants face a continuing cycle of abuse

By David Lewis First published in City Press The glare from the xenophobic flames burning these past weeks should not blind us to the reality that what we are witnessing is simply a moment in the slow violence to which immigrant communities are subject every day and in every interaction with South African officialdom. After Read more >

Civil society disappointed by OECD choice of Alderman

Corruption Watch is one of six signatories of an open letter to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), protesting the organisation’s recent appointment of Richard Alderman to its high-level advisory group to review the OECD’s efforts on bribery. The group is concerned about Alderman’s apparent preference for using settlements to wrap up cases Read more >

CW gathers data on corruption threats to refugees

Reports received by Corruption Watch indicate that foreign nationals, most notably refugees, face extortion, threats and solicitation from a number of government agencies on a regular basis. To date Corruption Watch has received over 100 reports to this effect. All reports involve state officials demanding bribes, specifically from officials within the South African Police Service Read more >

Open letter to the African Commission re: xenophobia

Open Letter to the African Commission Regarding the Xenophobic Attacks in South Africa 23 April, 2015 Dear Chair and Commissioners of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, We, the undersigned civil society organisations, write to you as concerned organisations and citizens of the African continent to raise concern about the xenophobic attacks currently Read more >

Corruption in sport – it’s not cricket

South Africa is known for its legions of die-hard sports fans, who over the years have supported their various teams through many ups and downs, triumphs and scandals. But sport is not merely a source of entertainment and a symbol of fair play – it’s also a lucrative global industry and like any industry, it Read more >

People’s March Against Xenophobia – route

Here are more details for the People's March Against Xenophobia, which takes place tomorrow in Johannesburg. Download the essential information as a PDF. Date:  23 April 2015 Time:  13h00 Venue:  Start at Pieter Roos Park Ends at Mary Fitzgerald Square Length: 5 km walk Route map:                     Read more >

Anti-xenophobia march – details

The People’s March against Xenophobia takes place on Thursday 23 April, beginning at 1pm at Pieter Roos Park in Hillbrow (for 2pm start), progressing all the way through Hillbrow, down through the CBD and ending in Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown.  The specific details of the march – route, park and ride facilities etc, will Read more >