SA’s defence corruption risk remains high

The Government Defence Anti-Corruption Index (GI) is an initiative of Transparency Internal UK’s Defence and Security Programme. The index assesses the existence, effectiveness, and enforcement of institutional and informal controls in the management of corruption in defence and security institutions. The organisation made its Africa report available online in January – it will be officially Read more >

Guide to the Protection from Harassment Act

Whistleblowers in South Africa, as is the situation in other countries, are protected under the law. The Constitution is the first line of defence, and then there is legislation such as the Protected Disclosures Act (PDA) – known informally as the whistleblower’s act. Under this act an employee can report corruption and irregular conduct, and Read more >

Murky deals, exploited communities

Nicky Rehbock, global campaigns officer for Corruption Watch and Transparency International, wrote this blog about the MalaMala Files for Corruption Watch Connected: As part of Transparency International’s Land and Corruption in Africa project, we’ve partnered with Oxpeckers Investigative Environmental Journalism to probe what happened in the settlement of the MalaMala land claim in South Africa Read more >

Remove the stain of corruption

By Steven Powell Publisher’s note: “The publication of this article is not intended to highlight the harsh reality of bribery and corruption in our country. The core objective is to promote the need for organisations to implement remedial action, in order to curb bribery and corruption throughout all areas of their business. “This article is Read more >

Glossary of corruption-related terms

Do you know your baksheesh from your bribery? Your cronyism from your collusion? Read our glossary of terms relating to corruption to find out what they all mean. Sources: U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre Transparency International A ACCESS TO INFORMATION – the right by law, often through freedom of information legislation (acts or laws), to access Read more >

CW board member appointed to IAAF ethics commission

Our distinguished board member Kate O’Regan has been appointed to the ethics commission of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). The commission is one of the measures set up by the IAAF to “eliminate corrupt conduct which might place the authenticity, integrity and reputation of athletics at risk”. The IAAF has come under fire Read more >

Global snapshots 8 January 2016

The worst corruption scandals of 2015 A goat and cash exchanged for shortened sentences in Ghanaian prisons. International soccer games that were bought and sold. Rolexes and vacation clubs traded for Chinese business deals. In 2015, massive corruption scandals embroiled world leaders, high court judges, and the men who run the world’s soccer industry, among Read more >

When unethical behaviour is an instruction

It’s one thing to practice ethical behaviour in your personal and professional life, but it’s another thing when you are ordered to behave unethically by your boss. How often do we see that the person who did the deed ultimately becomes the scapegoat, while the mastermind gets away with it? In this article, ethics guru Read more >

What can you do to fight corruption?

It’s a new year, and the fight against corruption goes on. It is tempting to feel discouraged, but if you thought there was nothing you as an individual could do, think again! Let 2016 be the year you stand up and say: “So far, and no farther.” While the problem might be so deeply entrenched Read more >