CW admitted as amicus in DA vs SABC case

CORRUPTION WATCH ADMITTED AS AMICUS CURIAE IN MATTER BETWEEN HLAUDI MOTSOENENG AND THE DEMOCRATIC ALLIANCE Corruption Watch has been granted leave to intervene as amicus curiae in Hlaudi Motsoeneng / Democratic Alliance & Others (SCA Case No. 393/15), a matter which is on appeal from the Cape High Court and which will involve a determination Read more >

More enforcement against foreign bribery needed in SA

Transparency International has today released its 2015 Progress Report, Exporting Corruption, on enforcement of the OECD’s Anti-Bribery Convention to which South Africa, together with 40 other countries, is a signatory. Once again, South Africa has been found lacking in its commitment to investigate and prosecute cross-border corruption, that is allegations of South African companies bribing Read more >

Statement by Judge Kriegler on withdrawal of Jiba charges

STATEMENT BY JUDGE JOHANN KRIEGLER, CHAIRPERSON OF FREEDOM UNDER LAW Advocate Abrahams’s media conference today The newly appointed National Director of Public Prosecutions, Adv Shaun Abrahams, held a media conference earlier today in the course of which he announced a decision to withdraw the prosecution of his deputy Adv Nomgcobo Jiba. The charges against her Read more >

Corruption Watch, Freedom Under Law go to court over Nxasana

JOINT STATEMENT BY CORRUPTION WATCH AND FREEDOM UNDER LAW  Corruption Watch and Freedom Under Law go to court to review Nxasana’s R17-million settlement agreement On 14 May 2015, a settlement agreement was concluded between President Jacob Zuma, the Minister of Justice Michael Masutha and the former National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP), Mxolisi Nxasana. Corruption Read more >

Anti-corruption march postponed by a month

BROADER MOBILISATION ANNOUNCED, DATE CHANGED TO 23 SEPTEMBER TO ALLOW FULL PREPARATION FOR MASSIVE MARCHES In the six weeks since Unite against Corruption announced the planned marches to the Union Buildings and Parliament, we have been overwhelmed by the public response. A growing number of organisations together with thousands of individuals have endorsed the marches Read more >

Corruption Watch relaunches its website

Corruption Watch is pleased to announce the relaunch of its website, today. Since its launch in 2012, the website has firmly established itself as the main source of information and port of call for members of the public wishing to report incidents of corruption. The decision to redesign the website to create a fresher Read more >

Nkandla report crafted to exonerate President Zuma

The release of Police Minister Nathi Nhleko’s Nkandla report yesterday, and its conclusion that President Zuma is cleared of all obligation to pay back any of the costs associated with the upgrade of his personal home, was met with dismay by Corruption Watch. It highlights the current trend that allows, if not encourages, our leaders Read more >

People’s March against Corruption set for 19 August 2015

Yesterday the steering committee of the People’s March against Corruption met to intensify plans for the anti-corruption marches we have announced for 19 August. Since our initial announcement we have been inundated by messages of support and requests as to how to get involved. The steering committee has now grown to include a representative of Read more >

African youth add their voices to Youth Month activities

The voices of African youth have resonated loud and clear from across the continent as the winners to Corruption Watch’s writing competition, My Corruption Free Africa, were announced on 16 June as part of the organisation’s youth month activities. The motivation for launching the Pan-African writing competition was to hear the stories and experiences of Read more >