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Corruption Watch joins EFF and DA as amicus in Nkandla matter

Corruption Watch has been granted leave to intervene as amicus curiae or a friend of the court in the EFF and DA’s application to enforce the public protector’s findings in the Nkandla report. The organisation’s primary interest in this matter is in respect of compliance by state officials and the president with the public protector’s 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 >

Political parties: the missing link in our constitution?

By Kate O’Regan Justice of the Constitutional Court (1994 – 2009) Introduction The Constitution of the United States of America is 7 000 words long. Nowhere does it mention political parties. And that was not because the question did not arise. James Madison, in The Federalist No 10, characterised “factions”, his reference to political parties, Read more >

Tlakula gives up the fight

It has taken a while, but embattled Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) chairperson Pansy Tlakula has resigned. “Her resignation opens the way for the Commission to begin closing a particularly challenging and tumultuous period in the Electoral Commission’s history and to move forward as an institution,” said the IEC in a statement. In March this year Read more >

Khayelitsha cops unprofessional, inefficient

The final report of the Khayelitsha Commission (into Allegations of Police Inefficiency and a Breakdown in Relations between SAPS and the Community of Khayelitsha) was released yesterday. In it, the police force assigned to that area was blasted for its inefficiency and non-adherence to procedures. The 580-page report, dated 18 August, was handed to Western Read more >

SAPS must investigate SASSA tender

Corruption Watch has called for a police investigation into the R10-billion social grant tender awarded by the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) to a private company, Cash Paymaster Services (CPS), for the distribution of social grants to around 15-million beneficiaries. The organisation's executive director David Lewis said: “The South African law enforcement authorities must now Read more >