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CW urges public to help commission fulfil mandate

While Corruption Watch welcomes the announcement of the establishment of a judicial commission of enquiry into state capture and the intended appointment of Deputy Chief Justice Zondo to head the commission, it urges the public to remain vigilant and take cognisance of the multiple factors and objectives underlying President Jacob Zuma’s belated decision to establish Read more >

CW calls for transparency in MultiChoice/ANN7 matter

With thanks to News24 UPDATE, 29 November 2017: New revelations released today seem to indicate that MultiChoice entered into a deal with  with the SABC in exchange for that entity’s political influence over digital migration. The information was extracted from the minutes of a meeting held on 6 June 2013, between MultiChoice and the interim Read more >

Civil society joins forces calling McKinsey to account

 Press release and memorandum Future South Africa and the variety of civil society organisations associated with it today holds a picket outside the offices of McKinsey in South Africa to protest the way in which the global company conducted itself in relation to its empowerment partner Trillian Capital and their business deals with Eskom. McKinsey Read more >

Zuma granted a stay in state capture case

The North Gauteng High Court will not issue an order forcing President Jacob Zuma to immediately implement the remedial action contained in the State of Capture report, released in October 2016 by former public protector Thuli Madonsela. Zuma filed an application opposing the implementation of the recommendations and asking for a judicial review of the Read more >

Weak state institutions boost private sector corruption

By Linda Ensor First published in Business Day The private sector, including legal and auditing firms, has been complicit in facilitating the illegal removal of money out of the country, says Prof Ivor Chipkin, director of the University of Witwatersrand Public Affairs Research Institute. Chipkin made a submission to Parliament’s portfolio committee of public enterprises, Read more >

Sexwale: state not so much captured, but “handed over”

The state has not been captured as much as it has been handed over, and the amount of sway and power that certain people have is mind-boggling – this, and more was revealed yesterday at a media briefing to launch the independent investigation report into the affairs of Gupta-linked Trillian Capital Partners. The investigation into Read more >

In an ethical meltdown, we must keep ethics alive

By Cynthia Schoeman #KeepingEthicsAlive The current ethical status in South Africa is, to say the least, very troubling. Reports and claims of state capture, corruption and self-enrichment by a select few continue to emerge. The consequent political uncertainty coupled with low economic growth – with junk status threatening even lower growth – pose numerous risks, Read more >

The descent of Jacob Zuma in 31 steps and counting

By Kavisha Pillay and Mark Hayward First published on Daily Maverick Last week, the Constitutional Court heard arguments that Parliament should either allow for, or be ordered to conduct, a secret ballot when MPs are voting in a motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma. The hearing came after a weekend of storms covered Read more >

CW joins civil society call for day of mobilisation

Corruption Watch joins civil society call for day of mobilisation Corruption Watch, in this week of multiple calls for action in response to recent cabinet shifts as well as the ratings downgrade, urges the public to join the march from the treasury building on Church Square to the Union Buildings on Friday, 7 April 2017. Read more >