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Court to hand down Seriti judgment tomorrow

The North Gauteng High Court will tomorrow, 21 August, hand down judgment on the application brought forward by Corruption Watch and the Right2Know Campaign to review and set aside the findings of the arms deal commission. The commission was set up in 2011 by former president Jacob Zuma, who appointed Judge Willie Seriti, to head Read more >

A year of revelations at the Zondo Commission

By Valencia TalaneFirst published in The Sunday Independent Tuesday 20 August is the one-year anniversary of the public hearings of the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture. It had a relatively slow start, gaining momentum over the course of this year. The commission has heard evidence of alleged interference and corruption in state-owned entities Read more >

ConCourt to hear arguments on Electoral Act constitutionality

The Constitutional Court will tomorrow hear arguments around the the constitutionality (or unconstitutionality) of the Electoral Act, in the case of New Nation Movement NPC and Others v President of the Republic of South Africa and Others. The applicant, the New Nation Movement (NNM), is asking that the Electoral Act be amended to allow independent Read more >

The importance of PR in the fight against corruption

By Jason Kohn First published on the Global Anticorruption Blog It’s long been recognised that public relations (PR) is a crucial tool in the fight against corruption. This recognition is codified in the UN Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC), Article 13 of which requires state parties to “[u]ndertak[e] public information activities that contribute to non-tolerance of Read more >

Lifestyle audits around the corner for SA officials

By Mia HuntFirst published on Global Government Forum Patricia De Lille, the minister of public works and infrastructure, announced recently that “lifestyle audits” will be carried out on all senior staff in her department, in a bid to tackle corruption in government.  The news followed a renewed pledge by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his State Read more >

Are our whistle-blowers adequately protected?

Part one of our mini-series on South African laws that protect whistle-blowers focused mainly on the Protected Disclosures Act (PDA) – our main piece of legislation – and the key ways that it differs from international best practice. In part two we examine how the actual procedures for making a disclosure measure up. Once the Read more >

After two decades of evasion, Mdluli bites the dust

By Kwazi Dlamini On Tuesday 30 July 2019, former head of police crime intelligence Richard Mdluli was found guilty of four counts of intimidation, two counts of kidnapping and three counts of assault at the North Gauteng High Court. The charges relate to a love triangle that involved Mdluli’s former partner and another man in Read more >

CW adds voice to IEC’s proposed party funding regulations

Corruption Watch has made written submissions to the Independent Electoral Commission on their proposed regulations to the Political Party Funding Act. This follows the organisation’s oral and written submissions to Parliament during 2017, on the Political Party Funding Bill. The commission is holding public hearings into the draft regulations for the Political Party Funding Act Read more >

Understanding the psychology of corruption in SA

By Tove van LennepFirst published on Daily Maverick The idea that corrupt public servants are morally deficient obscures the fact that morality is frequently invoked to legitimise corruption itself. South African public servants usually accept that their corrupt acts are illegal, but stress that they are also moral; performed in the name of some social Read more >