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Take our police research survey and help us make a difference

In November 2018, Corruption Watch was one of four recipients of the Google Impact Challenge award – a nationwide competition aimed at improving inequality through innovation. Our innovation seeks to improve transparency and facilitate public involvement in the South African Police Service. We are now in the process of developing the product and we’re asking Read more >

CW shocked at President’s signing Leadership Bill into law

After considerable efforts from various civil society organisations emphasising the vulnerabilities of the Traditional and Khoi San Leadership Bill, President Cyril Ramaphosa has nevertheless signed the Bill into law. This shock announcement was made in Parliament on Thursday 28 November 2019. Corruption Watch (CW), together with a number of civil society organisations, had anticipated that Read more >

Mining takes heavy toll on SA’s black families

•  A cemetery in Phola, a black residential area near Witbank, from which some graves were relocated to make way for coal mining. Image: Supplied South Africa’s mining sector has been in a state of upheaval for some years – not least because of the controversy surrounding the disbursement and use of mining royalties, those Read more >

SA disappoints on organised crime index

By Thato Mahlangu The latest Organised Crime Index by anti-organised crime organisation Enact Africa shows how crime has infiltrated and infested South Africa. On the index for criminality, South Africa was ranked at number 10 out of 54 African countries, with high scores for both criminal markets and criminal actors. The country scored 6.6 while Read more >

Scopa takes Eskom to task for corruption, mismanagement

By Kwazi Dlamini The parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) has made its presence felt in overseeing the operations of state-owned entities (SOEs) by embarking on a visit to two power stations operated by the embattled electricity supplier Eskom at the end of August. Scopa members visited both Kusile and Medupi power stations amid Read more >

Is transparency in mining languishing?

By Mashudu MasuthaFirst published in Business Day A lack of beneficial ownership transparency is a key threat to sustainability within the sector, as is an increase in human rights violations that tends to occur with secret owners The latest data from the just-released Worldwide Governance Indicators report confirms that with some exceptions, resource-rich countries face Read more >

CPS takes battle over Sassa millions to ConCourt

Former social grants distributor Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) has taken its battle against Corruption Watch and Sassa to the Constitutional Court in a continued effort to avoid paying back R316-million paid to the company in respect of a variation agreement with the social services agency in 2015. The agreement was ruled invalid by the North Read more >

Media advisory: Critical reflections on Baloyi report

Corruption Watch will be hosting a multi-stakeholder roundtable discussion on the long-awaited report of the Baloyi Commission of Enquiry into the Bakgatla ba Kgafela chieftaincy and financial corruption. The report focuses on the concerning levels of maladministration and mismanagement of funds, resulting in members of the community experiencing a systematic cycle of poverty. Corruption Watch Read more >

Profiles: shortlisted candidates for deputy public protector

On 23 October 2019, the parliamentary Committee on Justice and Correctional Services shortlisted eight of the 26 applicants who applied or were nominated for the position of deputy public protector. The committee acknowledged Corruption Watch’s contribution to the process in which we highlighted, through our submission, the results of our persona survey, as well as Read more >