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CW and R2K Seriti application set down for June 

The high court application lodged by Corruption Watch and Right2Know to review and set aside the findings of the Arms Procurement Commission (‘the Seriti Commission’) will be set down to be heard in June. While the Presidency, the first respondent, has indicated that it will not oppose the application, it has also indicated that it Read more >

Global healthcare systems are in need of healing

Since 2012, Corruption Watch has received over 500 reports detailing some of the hardships people endure when they visit government health facilities throughout South Africa. Corruption plays a big role in the deterioration of the country’s health system, which is now as sick as those whom it is supposed to treat and heal. The accused Read more >

Latest CW report highlights erosion of democracy

Today Corruption Watch released its 2018 corruption report, Upholding Democracy, signalling the role of civil society and members of the public alike in exposing corruption and holding leaders to account during 2018. The many voices reflected in this year’s edition, which marks 25 years of freedom and democracy in South Africa, point to the impact Read more >

Applications for special votes now open

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has opened its two-week window for applications for special votes in the 2019 national and provincial elections. This only applies to votes cast in South Africa, as the closing date for overseas special vote applications was 13 March. The window period for applications closes at midnight on 18 April 2019. Read more >

CW and CASAC call for review of candidate lists

It is widely accepted that Parliament and other legislative bodies were conspicuously absent from efforts mounted to combat the corruption and state capture that characterized the period of the Zuma administration. This responsibility was largely left to civil society organisations, investigative journalists and the courts while Parliament proved, at best, unable to exercise its considerable Read more >

Agrizzi’s little black book of bribes

By Kyle CowanFirst published on News24 Krugersdorp based facilities management company Bosasa allegedly paid bribes to a host of government officials, prosecutors and politicians for years. Cash in little grey security bags was dropped off at homes, handed under restaurant tables, and concealed in newspapers. It was an open secret at Bosasa – almost every Read more >

Edward Kieswetter is new head of Sars

President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Edward Kieswetter as the new commissioner for South African Revenue Service (Sars) with effect from 1 May 2019 for a term of five years. Kieswetter’s appointment was guided by the recommendations of the Nugent Commission of Inquiry into Tax Administration and Governance at Sars, as well as the recommendation to Read more >

Observer applications now open for 2019 elections

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) is currently accepting applications for observer status in the 2019 national and provincial elections, from organisations only. Interested parties must download the application for accreditation and return the completed forms to the IEC by no later than 17h00 on 31 March 2019. Observers, both domestic and international, play a crucial Read more >

CW report highlights flaws in the mining royalties system

Today Corruption Watch (CW) launched its 2018 Mining Royalties Research Report, highlighting the complexities and challenges in the management and distribution of mining royalties to people living in mine-affected communities, the majority of whom remain without any tangible benefits.  Since 2004, South African law has decreed that mineral and petroleum resources belong to the people Read more >