Construction collusion still being uncovered

In 2013 news of a major scandal in the construction sector broke, with 15 firms implicated in extensive collusion in Fifa World Cup projects. Corruption Watch was involved in the case, making a submission to the Competition Tribunal which called for those who were affected by the illegal activity to pursue civil claims against the 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 >

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 >

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 >

CW gathers data on corruption threats to refugees

Reports received by Corruption Watch indicate that foreign nationals, most notably refugees, face extortion, threats and solicitation from a number of government agencies on a regular basis. To date Corruption Watch has received over 100 reports to this effect. All reports involve state officials demanding bribes, specifically from officials within the South African Police Service Read more >

Corruption suspect still has access to school funds

By Kavisha Pillay First published in The Star Sluggish processes and negligence by the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) have allowed a school principal to have access to school finances even though he is under investigation for corruption at two Soweto schools. In March last year, The Star reported that Lebo Mashuga, the principal of Read more >

Venerable child welfare organisation under scrutiny

A sanctuary for children without families and homes, that has been around for over 100 years, and throughout its existence has provided solace to many children from impoverished families and many who are orphaned and in desperate need of a home. This is how those who are familiar with the Johannesburg Child Welfare (JCW) have Read more >