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Making a racket – about racketeering

By Tharin Pillay Racketeering enterprises tend to fall under the radar of most South Africans, but they are as damaging and serious as any other form of organised crime. To respond to this, we must make use of legal tools adapted to grappling with the problem. Pushing for racketeering prosecutions is a start. When I Read more >

May 2022

Posts for May 2022 2 May 2022 Chairperson of the state capture commission, Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, wants most of the board of directors appointed at Eskom in December 2014 to be investigated and potentially prosecuted for what he says was their part in the capture of the power utility by the Guptas. The same Read more >

March 2022

Posts for March 2022 3 March 2022 Minerals and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe does not agree with the findings of the commission of inquiry into state capture that there is reasonable suspicion that he had a corrupt relationship with Bosasa. Mantashe held a media briefing on Wednesday, the day after the third instalment of the Read more >

Media advisory: CW to launch 2021 annual corruption report

Corruption Watch will release its 10th annual corruption report, titled Pushing for change, on Thursday, 31 March at 08h00, as the organisation commemorates 10 years since its establishment in 2012. This special edition report includes an overview of the organisation’s anti-corruption efforts since inception, highlighting the journey leading up to activities in 2021. The report Read more >

Interpol red notice: what it means and why SA requested it

By Bernadine BensonFirst published on The Conversation: Africa The International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) has issued a red notice for two members of the wealthy but now disgraced Gupta family, Atul and Rajesh Gupta. This could pave the way for their arrest and extradition from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to face fraud and money Read more >

Making Zondo’s findings count is not government’s job alone

Image: Flickr/GovernmentZA by Richard Chelin and Craig MoffatFirst published on Institute for Security Studies South Africa’s Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture, corruption and fraud handed the first of its three-part report to President Cyril Ramaphosa on 4 January [and the second on 1 February]. This after almost four years of witness statements and Read more >

First Zondo report enables civil society to keep up pressure for meaningful reform

The Judicial Commission of Inquiry into State Capture (Zondo commission) has completed its highly anticipated first report. Acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, the commission’s chairperson, delivered the 874-page document on Tuesday to President Cyril Ramaphosa, who swiftly made it publicly available for scrutiny. The report provides an opportunity for civil society and the public to Read more >