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Unemployed youth vulnerable to sextortion: CW youth survey 2020

By Sabeehah MotalaFirst published on News24 In 2020, Corruption Watch surveyed young people to understand their views and experiences of corruption, its second such endeavour since 2014. For the first time, the Youth Perceptions Survey asked participants specifically about their experiences with sextortion – a form of corruption where a person in a position of Read more >

When anti-corruption activism and art intersect

On 9 December, International Anti-Corruption Day (IACD), Corruption Watch (CW) took to the streets again as part of its activism work on that day. Well, we took to a particular street corner – Jan Smuts Avenue and Empire Road – for a morning of colour, creativity, and paint. Johannesburg residents will be instantly aware that Read more >

Youth report reveals their vulnerability to corruption

The theme of this year’s International Anti-Corruption Day (IACD) is Recover with Integrity. The event is held annually on 9 December and was set up by the UN to raise awareness of the devastating impact of corruption, and to look back on the year and assess progress in the fight to eradicate the scourge. While Read more >

Our future is at risk from corruption, say SA youth in CW report

A report released by Corruption Watch today, Our Future is not for Sale, highlights the devastating impact of corruption on the lives of young people in South Africa, and how their prospects have been affected by the pervasiveness of corruption in the country.  On this International Anti-Corruption Day (#IADC2020), the report draws attention to the Read more >

Download our FunDza youth stories as e-books!

Between 2015 and 2018 we published a series of six corruption-related stories aimed at our youth supporters. The stories were developed in collaboration with the FunDza Literacy Trust, and reflect real-life scenarios that many young people find themselves in. Problems with an NSFAS student loan, exposing driver’s licence corruption, deciding whether to blow the whistle Read more >

Community radio stations uncover deep wounds of corruption

By Melody EmmettFirst published on Safrea Chronicle Corruption Watch partnered with community radio stations in Mpumalanga, the Eastern Cape and Gauteng to investigate corruption in local communities. They unearthed ubiquitous distrust and contempt for the government and the police. “Sometimes the community does mob justice,” said Welcome Nkosi, a young producer with Voice of Hope Read more >

SA police: Neither serving nor protecting GBV victims

By Sabeehah MotalaFirst published on News24 Before Parliament are three very important bills, amending various laws, all in the name of dealing with gender-based violence (GBV). So what are we, as an anti-corruption organisation, doing sticking our nose into GBV matters? Firstly, theoretical background is very important. A feminist conception of corruption leverages on the Read more >

TI: sexual extortion rampant and unpunished worldwide

Study highlights significant gaps in policy and research with little action in most countries In advance of International Women’s Day on 8 March, a new report from Transparency International (TI) provides one of the most comprehensive overviews of sexual extortion or “sextortion” as a form of corruption around the world. The report highlights cases in Read more >

Police corruption an ongoing problem

By Thato Mahlangu Months after the new report by Corruption Watch (CW) was released, highlighting the alarming number of corrupt police officials, little has been done to curb crime within the police, whistle-blowers claim. Since the organisation’s inception in 2012, some 1 400 members of the public have felt concerned enough to share their experiences Read more >

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