ED’s end-of-year message to all CW supporters

Corruption Watch’s executive director Karam Singh shares his thoughts and reflections on the year now all but behind us, in this letter to the organisation’s many supporters. Dear supporter 2023 was an impactful year for Corruption Watch (CW) – not only for our team, but for the country, and all those working to end corruption. The Read more >

Land and Corruption in Africa: a Transparency International project

For nearly 10 years, Transparency International (TI) has been conducting research into the connection between land and corruption in Africa, through its project of that name. Phase one of Land and Corruption in Africa was successfully rolled out from 2014 to 2019 and yielded rich country-by-country research on land corruption risks and the impact on Read more >

More protections for SA whistle-blowers on the way, but will they work?

By Neil Coetzer, Maricia Smith, Bavukile Magagula, and Anthony AndrewsFirst published on Business Day During June 2023 the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development published a discussion document on proposed reforms for the whistle-blower protection regime in South Africa. Taking its cue from the criticism of the Protected Disclosures Act of 2000 by the Zondo Read more >

New CSO to focus on protecting, advising climate whistle-blowers

Image: Flickr/crustmania By Kwazi Dlamini Newly established French-based civil society organisation Climate Whistleblowers seeks to bring to light the plight of whistle-blowers exposing environmental transgressions against governments and big companies. Launched on 5 June 2023 – World Environment Day – the organisation also aims to throw its weight behind protecting those who speak out against Read more >

CW calls for harsher sentences in cases involving harm to whistle-blowers

By Belinda PhetoFirst published on News24 Corruption Watch has called for harsher sentences in cases involving whistle-blowers. The organisation was responding to the sentences handed down to the killers of Babita Deokaran, a senior health official at the Gauteng Department of Health. She was assassinated after flagging suspicious payments worth R850-million to shell companies and Read more >