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TI: time for FATF to review standards, guidance docs

Transparency International (TI) says that public registers of beneficial ownership should be the norm. In a new report titled Who is behind the wheel? Fixing the global standards on company ownership the organisation says that uncovering the identities of the real owners of companies is a crucial step in the fight against corruption. “For instance, Read more >

Shortlisted candidates for the post of DPP announced

First published by The Parliament of South Africa The Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services on Thursday, 24 October 2019, shortlisted eight candidates for the position of the Deputy Public Protector (DPP), which will become vacant in December 2019.Committee Chairperson, Bulelani Magwanishe said, interviews with the candidates will take place over two days, on Read more >

Corruption Watch hails launch of SIU Tribunal

Corruption Watch, responding to the announcement on Friday by Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Mr Ronald Lamola of the commencement of the Special Tribunal on Corruption, Fraud and Illicit Money Flows, welcomes the arrival of this critical mechanism into the anti-corruption arena. Provided for in terms of the Special Investigating Units and Special Tribunals Read more >

CW celebrates Supreme Court ruling on CPS’ Sassa repayment

Corruption Watch celebrates the ruling in the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) today when it upheld the ruling of the North Gauteng High Court that ordered Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) to repay R316-million to the South Africa Social Services Agency (Sassa). The matter involved the lawfulness of a variation agreement, which sought to include the Read more >

Corruption Watch lobbies for public influence in key leadership appointments

Corruption Watch has today launched an awareness campaign to highlight the need for greater transparency, merit-based criteria and public participation in the appointment of key leadership positions, most notably in the anti-corruption institutions that constitute the pillars of our democracy. During 2019 and 2020, three of these institutions will require new leaders, namely the executive Read more >

CW goes to Supreme Court in CPS R316m appeal

Corruption Watch will be in attendance at the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) on 10 September 2019, in an appeal to the North Gauteng High Court judgment in March 2018 that ordered Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) to repay R316-million to the South Africa Social Services Agency. CPS was refused leave to appeal by the High Read more >

High Court’s Seriti judgment should cheer commission-weary SA

By Caroline James and Tara DavisFirst published on Maverick Citizen When Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane suggested in Parliament last month that President Cyril Ramaphosa appoint a commission of inquiry into the disgraced company Bosasa (now known as African Global Operations), the collective sigh of exasperation around the country was almost audible. Commissions of inquiry Read more >

The problem of corruption in professional services

By Kwazi Dlamini A recent series of briefs by the Helen Suzman Foundation (HSF) has shed light on the role that four particular professional service industries have played in enabling corruption – these industries are law, accounting, auditing and management consulting. Among their members are names we have become used to hearing about, and not Read more >

Professionals – or professional wrongdoers?

By Kwazi Dlamini Characteristics of a profession: • The offering of a service to the public; • The possession of a special skill; • Having undergone specified training and education; • The possession of privilege or state recognition; • Membership to a self-disciplined group, with a “community of interest in theory and in fact among Read more >