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SA launches third OGP national action plan

South Africa hosted the Open Government Partnership (OGP) regional meeting on 5 and 6 May, in Cape Town. This year’s event was preceded by a civil society day on 4 May. The meeting took place under the theme of Open Government for Sustainable Development in Africa, and topics included the role of parliaments in OGP, tackling Read more >

SA falls short of measures to curb corrupt financial flows

In its report released to coincide with the upcoming G20 meeting in Turkey, Transparency International (TI) has highlighted how G20 countries, including South Africa, have failed to honour their undertaking to fight corruption through implementing more transparent business practices that would make it difficult for the corrupt to hide or move money across borders. This Read more >

G20 drops ball on beneficial ownership

The G20 has not delivered on promises to tackle issues of beneficial ownership – this is revealed in a report released on Thursday by Transparency International. In November 2014 the G20 countries – of which South Africa is one – met in Brisbane. Among the topics up for discussion was the question of beneficial ownership. Read more >

A step towards elimination of secret companies

Corruption Watch executive director David Lewis chatted to Moneyweb’s Siki Mgabadeli in the wake of the news that the G20 has adopted strict new principles to tackle money laundering and undisclosed beneficial ownership. Download this interview as an MP3 Siki Mgabadeli: G20 leaders over the weekend vowed to implement an anti-corruption action plan as part Read more >

G20 beneficial ownership principles: six points to note

Source: Transparency International This weekend G20 leaders adopted new high level principles on beneficial ownership transparency in Brisbane, declaring “financial transparency, in particular the transparency of beneficial ownership of legal persons and arrangements a ‘high priority’”. But just how good are these principles? Here are six take-home points: 1. They were adopted. And that’s a Read more >

G20 to tackle beneficial ownership, money laundering

The G20 summit might be over for this year, but for anti-corruption activists the work has just begun. Three prominent South Africans – Corruption Watch chairperson Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane, Archbishop Emeritus and Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu, and former Constitutional Court judge Richard Goldstone – joined the call earlier in November to the leaders of the Read more >

Corruption Watch joins global call to G20 leaders to stop corruption in financial system

An open letter published today, addressed to the G20 leaders in advance of the summit in Brisbane, Australia, calls for the world’s biggest economies to take concrete action to combat corruption by making the global financial system more transparent.  Twenty-four leaders of civil society representing every continent, including two Nobel laureates, have joined forces to Read more >

CW joins global anti-corruption call to G20

An open letter published today, addressed to the G20 leaders in advance of the summit in Brisbane, Australia, calls for the world’s biggest economies to take concrete action to combat corruption by making the global financial system more transparent. The drafting of the letter has been driven by Transparency International. Twenty-four leaders of civil society Read more >