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The Copenhagen Declaration for peace, security, development

The 18th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) came to a close on 24 October, with another declaration issued. The delegates agreed that there is a vital role for citizens to play in the fight against corruption, as they can help to stop the chain of corruption by refusing to take part in it. Activists, whistle-blowers and Read more >

Joint statement on fighting corruption – 18th IACC

Read the full text of the joint statement issued at the start of the 2018 International Anti-Corruption Conference, and endorsed by more than 45 national governments, businesses and organisations. The signatories have pledged to take action in key areas including returning the proceeds of corruption to their rightful owners, ending secrecy over company ownership, clamping Read more >

2018 Anti-Corruption Award recipients announced

Update, 23 October 2018: Transparency International announced yesterday evening that there are two winners of this year’s Anti-Corruption Award. They are Ana Garrido Ramos and Daphne Caruana Galizia, who receives the award posthumously. Galizia’s son Paul Caruana Galizia tweeted: “‏On the same day that @MaltaGov says in parliament that it refuses to mark the first anniversary Read more >

AU promotes civil society anti-corruption efforts

By Kwazi Dlamini As part of its effort to fight corruption in Africa, the African Union (AU) hosted the Civil Society Forum III Combating Corruption conference at the Pan African Parliament  in July. With corruption still hindering development in many African countries, the AU has declared 2018 the year of combating corruption in Africa. The Read more >

State capture report paves way for more investigation

Corruption Watch, in its response to the public protector’s State of Capture report, highlights the critical importance of the report in ensuring that a few, favoured individuals do not continue to abuse state resources and power. While the public protector has not made adverse findings against any of those implicated in the report, she does, Read more >

State capture report calls for commission of inquiry

The long-awaited state capture report was released yesterday, and one of the outcomes was the instruction by former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela that President Jacob Zuma must appoint a judicial commission of inquiry into state capture. However, Zuma is not to choose the commissioner – that task falls to South Africa’s chief justice. State of Read more >

Mkhwebane: I will not ignore high-profile cases

Claims that she will no longer focus on high-profile cases are simply not true, said Public Protector Busi Mkhwebane at her first media briefing today. “One of my priorities is to bring the services of our office to grassroots level. I want to make it possible for an African child in a small village to Read more >

Corruption Watch welcomes Mkhwebane’s appointment

06 October 2016 Corruption Watch congratulates Advocate Busisiwe Joyce Mkhwebane on her appointment as the new public protector. Mkhwebane was officially appointed today by President Jacob Zuma. Her seven-year term takes effect on 15 October 2016. Early this year, Corruption Watch launched a mass public awareness campaign, Bua Mzansi, aimed at ensuring that the selection Read more >

One more step for incoming public protector

Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane is one step away from being named as South Africa’s new public protector. Last night the National Assembly gave her the 60% majority yes vote that she needed to make her appointment all but permanent. Her nomination was officially approved with 263 votes in favour to 79 against and one abstention. President Read more >