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Open letter to G20 finance ministers from civil society

From Amnesty International, CIVICUS and Transparency International 13 October 2020 Dear G20 finance ministers, As you meet this week, we are writing to you to encourage you to take concrete actions in order to build a better future through a just recovery by investing in people and ensuring that funds being made available reach those Read more >

SA falling behind in action against foreign bribery

In 2018 Transparency International released a further edition of its Exporting Corruption survey, a progress report which rates countries based on their enforcement against foreign bribery under the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention. The OECD convention requires signatory countries to criminalise bribery of foreign public officials and introduce related measures.  That report highlighted South Africa’s failure to Read more >

Journalists pay dearly for reporting on corruption

First published on Transparency International Sunday 3 May was World Press Freedom Day, an important opportunity to highlight the critical role investigative journalists play in identifying and exposing corruption. It’s also a good moment to recognise the increasingly dangerous environment that journalists and independent media face across the globe, particularly when reporting about corruption linked Read more >

Coronavirus – assisting the spread of corruption

With Corruption Watch staff now working remotely, like millions of others in South Africa and around the world have been forced to do, methods and techniques of doing our jobs have to be adapted to suit the situation. Our parent organisation Transparency International has published a informative article on how to keep up the fight Read more >

TI: sexual extortion rampant and unpunished worldwide

Study highlights significant gaps in policy and research with little action in most countries In advance of International Women’s Day on 8 March, a new report from Transparency International (TI) provides one of the most comprehensive overviews of sexual extortion or “sextortion” as a form of corruption around the world. The report highlights cases in Read more >

SA again a lacklustre performer on 2019 CPI

The 2019 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), released today by Transparency International (TI), does not bring any good news for South Africans weary of the never-ending looting, incompetence and malfeasance that have characterised the country in recent years. The darker the colour, the more corrupt the country is perceived to be. Using a scale of zero Read more >

IACD 2019: Time to act against corruption, climate crisis

Source: Transparency International Today 9 December, is International Anti-Corruption Day. This year it falls in the middle of the world’s most important climate conference, the COP25, currently underway in Madrid, Spain. Our minds do not often make the link between climate and corruption, but unfortunately the two are deeply interlinked.  International funding for climate adaptation and Read more >