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CW wins $250K to launch police accountability project

Corruption Watch has been named one of the winners in the Google Impact Challenge South Africa, at an event held at Johannesburg, last night. The initiative, launched in May 2018, sought to find the most innovative non-profits and social enterprises using technology to solve societal problems. Corruption Watch’s winning project has, together with three other Read more >

CW one of 4 Google Impact Challenge winners

Corruption Watch is one of four winners of the Google Impact Challenge South Africa, the first such initiative to take place in this country. The final event took place last night in Johannesburg and with Memeza Shout Crime Prevention, Gradesmatch and RLabs’ Zlto Digital Platform, we were chosen from 12 finalists to receive a prize Read more >

Help launch CW’s “Know Your Police Station” project

Corruption Watch has been selected as one of 12 finalists in the Google Impact Challenge,  a competition to find the most innovative not-for-profit African organisations using technology to solve societal problems. Through the launch of its Bua Mzansi – Know Your Police Station project, Corruption Watch will develop an interactive online tool aimed at enhancing Read more >

CW named finalist in Google Impact Challenge

Corruption Watch is delighted to be one of the 12 finalists in the Google Impact Challenge 2018. Our project is aimed at improving transparency in the policing sector, via an online interactive website called Bua Mzansi – Know Your Police Station. In this phase of the challenge, we have the opportunity to double our funding Read more >

CW, ISS motivate for public say in top cops’ appointments

Corruption Watch and the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) have established a joint public awareness campaign that focuses on the process resulting in the upcoming appointments of the South African Police Service (SAPS) national commissioner and the head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigations (the Hawks). We believe that both critical appointments require a Read more >

Gauteng cops arrested for corruption

Two Gauteng Community Safety Department officials are due to appear in the Johannesburg Commercial Court on Monday on charges of corruption. Two female transport compliance officers, aged 41 and 36, were arrested at Langlaagte vehicle testing centre on Friday after allegedly taking R9 000 from a scholar transport operator who required a roadworthy certificate. The Read more >

Top cops must be appointed transparently and on merit

Today Corruption Watch (CW) and the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) launched a joint public awareness campaign for transparency and merit-based selection in the upcoming appointments of the South African Police Service (Saps) national commissioner and the head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigations (the Hawks).  Both positions are vacant and the minister of Read more >

CW, ISS launch campaign for police appointments on merit

CW and ISS launch campaign for transparency in appointment of heads of SAPS and Hawks Today Corruption Watch (CW) and the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) highlighted the need for transparency and public participation in the upcoming appointments of the SAPS national commissioner and the head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigations (the Hawks).  Read more >

Proposed new Saps anti-corruption unit could work

It is possible to combat police corruption, write Johan Burger and Stefan Grobler of the Institute for Security Studies (ISS). But it depends on having the right leaders and staff, and sufficient capacity in place. The South African Police Service (Saps) is developing a draft anti-corruption strategy – its finalisation was planned for the beginning of 2016/2017, but to date, Read more >