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New forum to advise, protect whistleblowers

The fight against corruption stepped up a notch yesterday in Johannesburg, with the official launch of the Anti-Intimidation and Ethical Practices Forum (AEPF). This body has been established to help professionals in certain fields who are being intimidated for exposing corruption in the workplace.  AEPF’s eight founding organisations are the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Read more >

High Court judgment will help clarify Protector’s powers

Corruption Watch welcomes the Western Cape High Court decision in the matter between the Democratic Alliance and the SABC, particularly the findings in relation to SABC chairperson Hlaudi Motsoeneng. We are pleased that both Motsoeneng and the SABC board are being held to account for their actions and in some instances, failure to act. More Read more >

Call on government to walk its anti-corruption talk

If the South African government is indeed committed to fighting corruption, the budget allocated to the Office of the Public Protector needs to increase, according to a statement issued today by the Institute for Security Studies (ISS). In his medium term budget policy statement in Parliament on 22 October, finance minister Nhlanhla Nene noted that Read more >

The best of times and the worst of times

By Valencia Talane As the saying goes, “what do you give someone who already has everything?” If the person has pioneered the fight for the respect of the country’s Constitution and all that it represents, and holds government leadership accountable on all fronts, you reward them by recognising their efforts and sharing this on a Read more >

Public protector honoured by international peers

Corruption Watch has long championed the brave and courageous deeds undertaken by the public protector, Thuli Madonsela, to perform her constitutional duty to protect South African citizens from the misdeeds of the powerful and to expose corruption where she finds it.  It is therefore fitting that Madonsela should be the person chosen to receive Transparency Read more >

Public protector honoured by international anti-corruption peers

Corruption Watch has long championed the brave and courageous deeds undertaken by the public protector, Thuli Madonsela, to perform her constitutional duty to protect South African citizens from the misdeeds of the powerful and to expose corruption where she finds it.  It is therefore fitting that Madonsela should be the person chosen to receive Transparency Read more >

Minions merely follow the leader

By Kabelo Sedupane The resignation of IEC chairperson Pansy Tlakula reveals that there are consequences to the flouting of procurement rules and unethical conduct – however, the question remains as to whether the unauthorised expenditure of public funds should necessitate further investigations and harsher sanctions. Within a culture of rampant abuse of public funds, the Read more >

Corruption Watch writes to Zuma, Madonsela

In light of recent malicious attacks on the Office of the Public Protector and in order to curtail various efforts to denigrate the institution, today the Chairperson of the Board of Corruption Watch, Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane, issued two letters in relation to the recent insulting and unlawful statements made by Deputy Minister of Defence, Kebby Read more >