Extended deadline for submissions on basic education laws amendment bill

Issued by Parliamentary Communication Services Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Basic Education has extended the deadline for stakeholders and interested individuals to submit written comments on the Basic Education Laws Amendment (BELA) Bill to 15 August 2022. Committee chairperson Bongiwe Mbinqo-Gigaba said the committee received several requests for an extension to the original deadline, which was Read more >

International Parly Day celebrates democratic gains and challenges

The International Day of Parliamentarism (IDP) is celebrated every year on 30 June, to commemorate the day in 1889 on which the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) was founded – this is the global organisation of national parliaments, of which South Africa is a member. Currently the IPU comprises 178 national member parliaments and 14 regional parliamentary Read more >

Interviews begin for appointment of inspector-general of intelligence

Parliament has announced that next week, on 8 and 9 February 2022, its joint standing committee on intelligence (JSCI) will interview the 10 shortlisted candidates vying for the position of inspector-general of intelligence (IGI). Importantly, the media may attend the interviews at Parliament, and the public may follow them virtually through streaming on Parliament’s social Read more >

Civil society calls on the public to stand up and fight corruption

Defend our Democracy announces anti-corruption week for 3 to 10 December. By Masego MafataSource: GroundUp Civil society organisations are urging the public to participate in a United in Action Against Corruption week to run from 3 to 10 December. Announced at a press briefing in Johannesburg earlier in November and organised by the Defend our Democracy Read more >

New survey shows decreasing public trust in govt anti-corruption efforts

A new report released on 15 September by research network Afrobarometer reveals that South Africans’ perceptions of the pervasiveness of corruption in the country have not improved. Afrobarometer Dispatch No. 476 (AD476) also shows respondents’ belief that high percentages of elected officials and civil servants are involved in corrupt activities. Corruption has been a major Read more >

Take our whistle-blower perceptions survey

Corruption Watch is a non-profit organisation launched in 2012. We rely on the public to report incidents of corruption to us and we use this information to fight corruption in South Africa and hold our leaders accountable. Over the last nine years, we have received over 30 000 whistle-blower complaints. In order to improve our Read more >

Nominations invited for appointment of members of the Information Regulator

The Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services invites nominations from individuals, organisations, institutions and civil society for four (4) suitable persons to be appointed as members of the Information Regulator for a period of five years. South Africa’s Information Regulator is tasked with monitoring and enforcing compliance by public and private bodies with the Read more >