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New CW perceptions survey, released on IACD, unpacks whistle-blower role

The journey of whistle-blowers in South Africa has increasingly come under the spotlight, including the sometimes devastating consequences that have followed a disclosure. In a report titled Daring to Act, released to coincide with today’s International Anti-Corruption Day, Corruption Watch unveils the findings of an online perceptions survey towards whistle-blowing in South Africa. The study Read more >

Data analysis of Treasury records reveals extent of price gouging on PPE

By Kavisha PillayFirst published on Maverick Citizen In October 2020, the National Treasury launched a public dashboard of all Covid-19 expenditure reported to it by national, provincial and local government departments. This data, though incomplete and inaccurate in some instances, has made it possible to understand how much each department spent, the items procured and the suppliers who Read more >

CW submits comments on the Firearms Control Amendment Bill 2020

Corruption Watch’s work in the field of police accountability and anti-corruption is well known. For many years we’ve advocated for the appointment of ethical leaders through a thorough process that involves public participation. We’ve held discussions and consultations with Diepsloot, KwaMashu and Cape Flats communities affected by police violence and criminality. We’ve created Veza, an Read more >

Failure of leadership has brought SA to the brink

Issued on behalf of the Corruption Watch board of directors The current crisis in South Africa that has seen widespread unrest, looting, disruption of services and destruction of infrastructure can be laid squarely at the feet of a political establishment out of touch with a population that it claims to represent, according to Corruption Watch.  Read more >

Holding SA police accountable: your rights while engaging with them

The police are supposed to protect the public from crime and violence, but they sometimes engage in unlawful behaviour such as corruption, brutality and torture. Holding police accountable for wrongdoing is essential.   A comprehensive new factsheet has just been released, which helps people to understand police powers, their rights when they encounter police, and Read more >

SAPS dragging heels in building promised Khayelitsha police station

Image: Mary-Anne Gontsana By Mary-Anne GontsanaFirst published on GroundUp Khayelitsha residents have raised their concerns over the long wait for an additional police station. But the South African Police Service (SAPS) says it cannot provide a timeframe for when the station will be built or when it will be fully operational. Delivering his budget speech Read more >