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Special Tribunal sets aside another dodgy Covid PPE tender

It may have happened nearly four years ago, but South Africans have not forgotten the mad rush to exploit the relaxed emergency procurement regulations that were put in place when Covid-19 hit the country. Corruption flourished as civil servants and private companies alike fell over themselves to grab a slice of the pie. Overnight, companies Read more >

Add your voice to South Africa’s election agenda!

In the build-up to the general elections, the Nguvu Collective, an organisation working with marginalised communities in building leaders that will take the voice of the community forward, has launched its South Africa 2024 Elections survey to learn more about the issues South Africans care about. The organisation is committed to working with people on Read more >

Shooting the messenger: standard practice for corrupt governments

Image: Freepik image generator Source: Transparency International As Transparency International’s official chapter in South Africa, Corruption Watch keeps a keen eye on the activities of our fellow chapters around the world. When those chapters are baselessly attacked for doing their work, it resonates with us because we, too, have experienced this unpleasantness. It’s something anti-corruption Read more >

Sona 2024: a historic opportunity to set our country on a new course

By Institute for Economic Justice and 15 other organisationsFirst published on Daily Maverick Dear Mr President, 2024 is a watershed moment for South Africa. This year will mark the 30th anniversary of South Africa’s constitutional democracy and the seventh time South African citizens will exercise their democratic rights in a general election. As you finalise Read more >

2023 CPI: SA continues downward trajectory on corruption

Anti-corruption movement Transparency International (TI) today released the 2023 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), which paints a bleak picture of South Africa’s progress. Dropping below the global average, the country has lost a further two points since last year on the leading global index measuring perceptions of public sector corruption around the world. Since Corruption Watch Read more >

Second and final voter registration weekend coming up

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) will hold its second – and final – voter registration weekend on Saturday and Sunday, 3 and 4 February 2024. Registration will be possible at 22 300 voting stations countrywide, between 08h00 and 17h00 on both days. New voters are encouraged to add their names to the voters’ roll, while Read more >

2023 Corruption Perceptions Index to be launched on 30 January 2024

South Africa’s score in relation to perceptions of tackling corruption in the country over the past year will once again be in the spotlight when global anti-corruption movement Transparency International releases its renowned annual Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) on Tuesday, 30 January 2024. The CPI is the leading global indicator of public sector corruption, providing Read more >

Leoka debacle: lessons learned across sectors for better standards

By Moepeng Valencia Talane – CW Voices The events of this week once again raised the question of standards in the process of appointing leaders in our society. We saw one of the country’s most celebrated industry leaders being the subject of media reports and public commentary questioning her credentials. Economist Thabi Leoka is accused Read more >