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CW calls for vigilance in administration of KZN flood relief funds

The devastation caused by the floods in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) after days of incessant and unprecedented rainfall has exposed the failure of government to protect communities from not only the impact of climate change, but also of inadequate infrastructure and planning to ensure their safety, having failed to learn from similar floods and events in the Read more >

General Sehlahle Fannie Masemola is SA’s new top cop

President Cyril Ramaphosa this afternoon announced that General Sehlahle Fannie Masemola has been appointed as South Africa’s new national police commissioner, replacing Kehla Sithole who finishes his last day in office today.   Reaction has been cautiously optimistic, and Corruption Watch, too, welcomes the steps taken by Ramaphosa to appoint the new national commissioner of Read more >

36 200+ whistle-blowers at centre of CW’s 10-year journey

The long journey of over 36 200 whistle-blowers in the fight against corruption in South Africa comes into focus in the 2021 edition of the Corruption Watch (CW) annual report, Pushing for change, as the organisation commemorates 10 years since its establishment in 2012. The past decade reveals a volatile experience for the brave whistle-blowers who Read more >

Ebrahim Patel tells Parly he will remove current Lotteries board

In October 2020 Corruption Watch wrote to trade and industry minister Ebrahim Patel, and Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry, regarding appointments to the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) board when these were due to take place. We based our correspondence on previous experience in campaigning around the appointment processes of leaders of institutions in Read more >

OGP at 10: toward democratic renewal around the world

Source: Open Government Partnership When eight governments and nine civil society leaders launched the Open Government Partnership (OGP) in 2011, no one expected it to reach its current size and scope. Over the last 10 years, however, OGP has grown in ways that have exceeded expectations. Governments and thousands of civil society members have, together, Read more >

Civil society’s role in getting Zondo recommendations implemented

The Zondo commission of inquiry into allegations of state capture has released three reports to date, each one lengthier – and more disturbing – than the last. Commission chairperson Acting Chief Justice (ACJ) Raymond Zondo has asked for a two-month extension to complete the fourth and final part. Zondo’s reports lay bare the deep-rooted corruption Read more >