David Lewis, CW’s founding exec director, reflects on a decade of activism

This piece is extracted from Corruption Watch’s 2021 annual report. For more information, click here. By Moepeng TalaneFirst published on Daily Maverick/Maverick Citizen Ten years ago, on 26 January 2012, Corruption Watch (CW) was launched publicly at Constitution Hill’s iconic women’s jail. Against the backdrop of this symbolic setting, an anti-corruption pledge was signed, with Read more >

UAC march will go ahead on 30 September

UNITE AGAINST CORRUPTION PROTEST ACTION GOES AHEAD ON 30 SEPTEMBER Two days ahead of the first in a series of protest actions against corruption in South Africa on 30 September in Pretoria, Cape Town, and other cities around the country, the Unite Against Corruption coalition today released a statement in response to Nedlac’s decision not Read more >

Vavi: Corruption at root of Eskom load shedding

By Dane McDonald First published on Corruption was at the root of load shedding implemented by Eskom, former Cosatu general secretary and Corruption Watch board member Zwelinzima Vavi said on Thursday evening. “Corruption, waste, and incompetence have contributed to the disastrous load shedding which has not only caused massive inconvenience but has major economic Read more >

People’s March Against Xenophobia – route

Here are more details for the People's March Against Xenophobia, which takes place tomorrow in Johannesburg. Download the essential information as a PDF. Date:  23 April 2015 Time:  13h00 Venue:  Start at Pieter Roos Park Ends at Mary Fitzgerald Square Length: 5 km walk Route map:                     Read more >

Press conference: march against xenophobia

The recent xenophobic attacks that have gripped South Africa have shamed the country, and sent shockwaves far beyond our borders. The attacks present a picture of South Africans to the world that suggests we are barbaric, violent and murderous. Representatives from social justice networks, trade unions, NGOs and the corporate sector have met to agree Read more >

Vavi placed on special leave

Cosatu general secretary and Corruption Watch board member Zwelinzima Vavi has been placed on special leave after a meeting of the union federation’s central executive committee (CEC), which deliberated over his admission of an affair with a junior staff member. Both Vavi and the staffer will now be investigated for misconduct and will go through Read more >

Corruption Watch board censures Vavi

In the light of the media disclosures in recent weeks concerning a woman who is a staff member at the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) head office and Zwelinzima Vavi, a board member of Corruption Watch, an urgent meeting of the Corruption Watch board was convened. On the basis of the facts admitted Read more >

How things work at Corruption Watch

By Nicky Rehbock Knowing how our organisation works, using real incidents reported to us by the public, helps to show how we treat all cases from the public equally – whether they involve the abuse of public resources or power in a government department, private company, NGO or union. Broadly speaking, there are two very Read more >