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Madonsela: youth can change the system

Corruption Watch, in partnership with youth content agency Livity Africa, held a Youth Dialogue to celebrate International Anti-Corruption Day on 9 December. The event took place at The Orbit Jazz Club and Bistro in Braamfontein. Young leaders from around the country, as well as Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, engaged in a robust discussion about the Read more >

Tender corruption must fall, say UJ students

By Milo Ramela Move over, tenderpreneurs – Johannesburg’s award-winning Kriterion system, developed by a team of bright young minds, aims to overhaul the tender process and root out corruption. The group of third-year University of Johannesburg students, Kennedy Siguake, Rito Vukela, Vuyane Ngwenya and Nnaemeka Obodoekwe, have a developed a unique tender management system they Read more >

CW report results in new policy for principals

Corruption Watch’s work is never-ending – every day, it seems, there is something new to be concerned about. But there are also times when we can proudly say that our efforts are making a real impact – such as yesterday, when Gauteng’s education MEC Panyaza Lesufi announced that principals at schools in the province would Read more >

Zapiro explains student protest ‘third force’

Whether you love him or you hate him, award-winning political cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro – aka Zapiro – is someone whose work is relevant to all South Africans. His latest cartoon is no exception – in the wake of nationwide student protests, speculation has run high over the outside influences which were said to be responsible Read more >

Class of 2015 makes the hero grade

This week we salute the class of 2015 for uniting and standing firm in their fight against fees increases at universities. In October students from different universities around South Africa embarked on a protest against fees hikes, which led President Jacob Zuma announcing a 0% fees increase for 2016 on Friday 23 October. Using the Read more >

Activators lead in issues of national interest

By Lwazi Nongauza Gauteng Activators joined dozens of young people from Gauteng in robust dialogue about youth participation in elections, at Corruption Watch’s third Integrity Lecture last week. The event took place in Braamfontein at Constitution Hill on 23 October. The Corruption Watch youth campaign event Youth To The Polls was hosted by human rights Read more >

Success for CW in school investigation

Corruption Watch released its latest schools report last week – the publication centred on 10 investigations conducted by the organisation, and highlighted the main areas of corruption in schools, the key players in this type of corruption and the heroic work of whistleblowers. Based on experience, it also made some recommendations on how to mitigate Read more >

Loss of Principle – new schools report

On Thursday 22 October Corruption watch released a report titled Loss of Principle, which looks at reports of corruption in schools across South Africa received between January 2012 and July 2015. The report highlights the main areas of corruption in schools, the key players in schools corruption and the heroic work of whistleblowers, and makes Read more >

CW report exposes money mismanagement in schools

In its report released today, titled Loss of Principle, Corruption Watch reveals that between January 2012 and July 2015 more than 1 000 reports have been received from the public regarding corruption in schools across South Africa. Of these reports, 54% implicate principals as the primary culprits in corrupt activities. These reports follow a pattern Read more >