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Media advisory: CW launches youth-focused report to mark IACD

On 9 December, the UN-designated International Anti-Corruption Day (IACD), Corruption Watch will release Our Future is not for Sale, an important report focusing on youth perceptions and attitudes towards corruption in South Africa. By releasing the report on this day the organisation aims to shift the focus to this constituency in the country, and to Read more >

CW health sector report reveals toll on our most vulnerable

Corruption Watch, in a report released today, points to the devastating impact of corruption on the lives of people reliant on receiving basic healthcare services from public health facilities in South Africa. The report is titled X-Ray:  The critical state of the health sector in SA. This impact, says the organisation, is intensified in the Read more >

MFMA report: officials continue to squander municipal millions

By Thato Mahlangu Municipalities continue to waste billions of rands through corruption-related activities, the Auditor-General of South African (AGSA) revealed on Tuesday. Auditor-general (AG) Kimi Makwetu said in his 2018/19 Municipal Finance Management Act (MFMA) audit report that municipalities should ask themselves if they are investing in qualitative and preventative measures which would help to Read more >

CW’s 2019 corruption report to be released

In these uncertain times, as we head into a countrywide 21-day period of isolation, it is as important for us to keep our focus on the impact of corruption on the lives of everyone living in South Africa. Throughout 2019, Corruption Watch never wavered in its focus on the devastating effects of corruption, particularly in Read more >

CW investigations: often more downs than ups

An investigation is only as successful as each of the components that contribute to it. When Corruption Watch undertakes an investigation, we of necessity depend on the people with whom we interact to co-operate and furnish us with the information we need, so that we can come to a solid conclusion. Often this is not Read more >

Firms need to fight graft with intent

by David Lewis First published in Business Day The best protection against the risk of corruption at companies is a comprehensive, fully implemented, and continually monitored anti-corruption programme, a new study has found. Corruption Watch’s Transparency in Corporate Reporting study is the South African leg of a series of identical studies undertaken by selected Transparency Read more >

Fraud, bribery top anti-corruption hotline list

More cases of fraud and bribery, involving police and government officials, are reported to the National Anti-Corruption Hotline than other corrupt activities. Fraud and bribery have been the most common allegations lodged through the National Anti-Corruption Hotline (NACH) since it was established, according to a Public Service Commission (PSC) document titled “Measuring the effectiveness of Read more >

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