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 >

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 >

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 >

Farm worker equity schemes a failure of both government and farm owners

Image: Vuk’uzenzele By Melusi NcalaFirst published on News24 The South African government, under the African National Congress (ANC) rule, cares little about the plight of marginalised people – and the ANC-led government’s own abhorrent track record in upholding human rights tells the story.   Besides its well-documented service delivery failures, the handling of the land question Read more >

Episode 4 – Land and Corruption: Story of the Marginalised

Image: PixHere Corruption Watch (CW) is the South Africa lead for the Land and Corruption in Africa phase 2 (LCA2) project, driven by Transparency International (TI), and is part of an eight-chapter team – with Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe – that successfully completed the first phase from 2014 to 2019. Overall, Read more >

Episode 3 – Land and Corruption: Story of the Marginalised

Image: Corruption Watch Episodes 1 and 2 of our new five-part podcast series on land corruption, respectively, laid down the background to the Land and Corruption in Africa phase 2 (LCA2) project, driven by Transparency International (TI), and moved towards discussion of land in the agricultural sector. Now episode 3 has been released. Corruption Watch Read more >

Land rights take centre stage at CW listening session

The continued failure to address land rights in South Africa and the devastating impact of corruption came under the spotlight on 23 October 2023 at a Corruption Watch (CW) event. The organisation hosted a listening session of its new podcast series titled Land and Corruption: Story of the Marginalised, and simultaneously released a research report Read more >