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The legacy of Corruption Watch and the challenges ahead

By Mzukisi QoboFirst published on Business Day This year, Corruption Watch observes a decade since it was formed in January 2012. It is an initiative borne of concerted action across civil society, including trade unionists, civic leaders and business leaders, and was formed as a response to the growing scourge of corruption in society and Read more >

We cannot let the Zondo report become another white elephant

This piece is extracted from Corruption Watch’s 2021 annual report. For more information, click here. By Karam SinghFirst published on News24 Since 2020, South Africans have had to deal with a multitude of new challenges and adapt to rapidly changing circumstances, as if the daily struggle for the majority of our people was not enough. Read more >

May 2022

Posts for May 2022 2 May 2022 Chairperson of the state capture commission, Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, wants most of the board of directors appointed at Eskom in December 2014 to be investigated and potentially prosecuted for what he says was their part in the capture of the power utility by the Guptas. The same Read more >

March 2022

Posts for March 2022 3 March 2022 Minerals and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe does not agree with the findings of the commission of inquiry into state capture that there is reasonable suspicion that he had a corrupt relationship with Bosasa. Mantashe held a media briefing on Wednesday, the day after the third instalment of the 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 >

Making Zondo’s findings count is not government’s job alone

Image: Flickr/GovernmentZA by Richard Chelin and Craig MoffatFirst published on Institute for Security Studies South Africa’s Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture, corruption and fraud handed the first of its three-part report to President Cyril Ramaphosa on 4 January [and the second on 1 February]. This after almost four years of witness statements and Read more >

Solutions abound to SA’s graft problem – political will, not so much

By Karam Singh and Tharin Pillay First published on News24 Corruption Watch opened its doors 10 years ago on 26 January, to a warm reception from the media and government alike. The organisation’s primary aim is to facilitate public participation by providing citizens with a platform where they can report experiences of corruption.  On this front, we have Read more >

The facilitators and followers in the state capture project: SAA

South African Airways (SAA) did not avoid the TNA Media contracts that continue to dog the legacies of fellow state-owned entities (SOEs) Transnet and Eskom. Evidence led before the state capture commission on the airline’s dealings with the Gupta-owned media company was narrowed to two witnesses – its former board chairs Cheryl Carolus and Vuyisile Read more >