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Corruption Watch and NPA’s Mrwebi go toe to toe

Source: Eyewitness News Eyewitness News (EWN) has learnt that Corruption Watch has complained to both the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and the Department of Justice about what it says is a threat from the NPA’s commercial crimes head, advocate Lawrence Mrwebi. Mrwebi emailed the NGO and said he could be interested in investigating its finances Read more >

Peace and corruption – a one-way relationship

If you ever wanted confirmation that the level of corruption in a country and that country’s potential for peace – or unrest – are linked, a new study provides just that. Research from the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) shows that corruption is so corrosive that it’s a leading indicator for political instability and Read more >

Nkandla an example of disrespect towards citizens

By Kavisha Pillay Growing up in a new South Africa, I was enlightened by the many courageous men and women who have sacrificed their lives so that I can enjoy freedom. Some of these leaders have been exalted to positions of influence while many others live as unsung heroes in our communities. These leaders who Read more >

Meet the winners of My Corruption-Free Africa!

The judges have convened, the votes are in, and the winners have been chosen. Our inaugural My Corruption-Free Africa blogging and photographic competition drew over 100 entrants from Kenya and Cameroon to South Africa, Zimbabwe and Nigeria. The competition was open to youth across Africa, and the winners, chosen entirely on merit, are two young Read more >

Join us at the VIP Youth Festival!

Corruption Watch is out and about next week – we’re joining forces with dynamic youth content agency, Livity Africa, for its #VIPYouthFest in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, from 16 – 18 June. It’s all happening at 73 Juta Street. The three day event, held under the theme: The State of SA Youth Today, will feature live debates, Read more >

Civil society unhappy with govt’s xenophobia efforts

In April Corruption Watch was one of many organisations which signed its name to an open letter to the AU, protesting the manner in which the South African government addressed the recent outbreak of xenophobic attacks in the country. The 25th AU summit is taking place in South Africa from 7 to 15 June, and Read more >

The rationale for fighting corruption

The cost of corruption is much higher than would seem at first glance. If you want to understand why Corruption Watch, Transparency International, and all the other organisations fighting corruption do what they do, read this brief prepared by the OECD’s CleanGovBiz initiative. The costs of corruption for economic, political and social development are becoming Read more >

Investigator’s testimony fingers Zuma, Shaik

By Lee-Ann Alfreds President Jacob Zuma received “financial benefit” from the arms deal. And there was “prima facie” evidence of corruption involving the president and related to the deal, the Arms Procurement Commission heard last month. Testifying on 18 and 19 May before the enquiry which is investigating allegations of fraud and corruption in South Read more >

AG: municipal supply chain management problematic

Municipal employees, councillors, their relatives and broader public servants benefited from municipality contracts worth over R800-million between 2013 and 2014. This was revealed by auditor-general Kimi Makwetu in his latest local government audit report released on Wednesday. Of the amount, the biggest chunk – R781-million – went to close relatives of employees and councillors. The Read more >