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No sustained youth development without transparency and accountability

Corruption is never beneficial – except to a self-serving few – but it adds an extra, unwanted challenge to those already facing South African youth, writes Mzwandile Banjathwa, Corruption Watch’s project coordinator. Unemployment is one of the biggest concerns, but when the very agencies that are tasked with helping young people gain skills and find Read more >

Digital Vibes saga shows importance of transparency, access to information

There is nowhere left to hide for former health minister Zweli Mkhize, his former deputy director-general Anban Pillay, and a number of other senior health department officials. With the eventual release of the 101-page report into the Special Investigating Unit’s (SIU) probe into the Digital Vibes, their corruption and lies are out in the open.  “This was done in the interest of fairness and in terms of the Promotion of Read more >

Int’l Day for Universal Access to Information: the right to know

 “Access to reliable information saves lives. Misinformation and rumours can cost them.”   This is the message from Unesco director-general Audrey Azoulay today, on the International Day for Universal Access to Information, proclaimed at the Unesco general conference in 2015 and celebrated annually on 28 September.   This simple lesson is one we have learnt to Read more >

Corruption is rife in the Covid-19 era. Here’s how to fight back

By Tim HanstadCEO of the Chandler Foundation and co-founder, Landesa The pandemic has created conditions in which corruption can flourish.This can exacerbate and prolong the negative effects of this crisis.Here are three ways to start tackling this issue today. The global pandemic has public health experts and medical providers around the world working overtime. And Read more >

CW report probes solutions for benefits to mining-affected communities

Improving Transparency and Accountability in the Flow of Benefits to Mining Communities, a report released today by Corruption Watch, and an accompanying Legal Review: Distribution of Mining Equity to Community Trust, highlights the persistent challenges regarding the flow of benefits paid to people in mining-affected communities, those most impacted by mining operations.    The report identifies Read more >