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Criminal justice partly responsible for empty tender defaulters register

Corruption Watch’s Procurement Watch (PW) tool is an invaluable resource for detailed monitoring of public procurement. By aggregating procurement data from reports submitted to National Treasury (NT) by all procuring organs of state, PW allows organisations and individuals to more easily pick up red flags relating to deviations and contract extensions in the public procurement sphere. Launched in October 2021, Read more >

New corruption laws proposed for businesses in South Africa

First published on BusinessTech One of the proposals from Chief Justice Raymond Zondo’s state capture report is to include failure to prevent corruption as a new criminal offence for companies. According to law firm Bowmans, this recommendation by Zondo will require the amendment of the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act 12 of 2004 Read more >

New CW report on trends in procurement deviations, expansions, and debarment

Image: UN Environment Programme In October 2021 Corruption Watch (CW), working with procurement law expert Prof Geo Quinot of Stellenbosch University, released its first report that analyses procurement information drawn from National Treasury (NT) data captured between 2016 and 2020. The analysis was made possible by CW’s online tool, Procurement Watch (PW), which was launched at the Read more >

SA needs a human rights framework based on social values

By Sabeehah Motala and Melusi NcalaFirst published on News24 There is a problem with anti-corruption legislation in South Africa. It does not reflect the intersecting forms of power that may determine how one interacts with corruption. Ultimately, this could severely disadvantage those who are beholden to varying structures of power and inequality, that affect their Read more >

All our correspondence in the Sars matter

Corruption Watch has written to the parliamentary standing committee on finance to request that, as the body that exercises oversight in respect of the South African Revenue Service (Sars), it urgently inquires into the secretive processes followed by Sars that have resulted in Jonas Makwakwa being cleared of all wrongdoing and returning to work. Makwakwa is alleged Read more >

CW seeks clarity on Sars employees’ reinstatement

Corruption Watch has recently been informed that the two South African Revenue Service (Sars) employees implicated by the Financial Intelligence Centre in money laundering and other criminal offences have returned to work. Jonas Makwakwa and Kelly-Ann Elskie were suspended late last year. The organisation has written to Sars commissioner Tom Moyane to establish whether or Read more >

All our correspondence in the Sars matter

Corruption Watch has laid charges against South African Revenue Services (Sars) commissioner, Tom Moyane, as well as two senior Sars employees, Jonas Makwakwa and Kelly-Ann Elskie. The latter two are charged with fraud and corruption and Moyane is charged with failing to act decisively on the findings of a report from the Financial Intelligence Centre Read more >

CW: SARS’ Moyane is not off the hook

On 25 October Corruption Watch wrote to the South African Revenue Service’s (SARS) commissioner Tom Moyane, informing him that we intended to lay criminal charges against him for not reporting corrupt activities – detailed in a Financial Intelligence Centre report and involving two senior SARS employees – to the Directorate of Priority Crime Investigation, or Read more >

National crime stats don’t help corruption fight

The national crime statistics released in parliament today do not provide the information necessary to strengthen the fight against corruption. Corruption Watch executive director David Lewis said that it appeared that the crime statistics categorise much of the reporting of corruption as common fraud.  However, it is essential to isolate those reports of white collar Read more >