Getting to know Corruption Watch's youth: Meet our youngest CW staff member


As part of our youth month special we will be profiling Corruption Watch’s (CW) youth – the under-30 team members who wake up every day and help fight corruption one task at a time.

Mbonisi Nyathi is 21 years old and works as an intern in the legal and investigations department at CW. He was born and raised in Katlehong in Ekurhuleni, east of Johannesburg. Get to know this young corruption fighter who is currently doing his masters at the University of the Witwatersrand.

  • Jun. 15 2016
  • Nosimilo Ramela

Getting to know Corruption Watch's youth


As part of our youth month special we will be profiling Corruption Watch’s (CW) youth – the under 30 team members who wake up every day and help fight corruption one task at a time.

Aadil Vally is 29 years old and works as the finance administrator and IT manager for CW. He was born and raised in Johannesburg where he still resides. We sat down with the sports loving family man and got to know him a little better.

  • Jun. 3 2016
  • Talitha Hlaka

South Africa blows a feeble whistle at UK graft summit

 

By Nicky Rehbock - Global Campaigns Officer at Corruption Watch

Still groggy from my flight, the invite from the Prime Minister’s office in my inbox didn’t register at first.

I had flown to London to represent Corruption Watch during the week of the Anti-Corruption Summit in early May – particularly to attend a conference the day before the main leaders summit.

 

  • May. 13 2016
  • Nosimilo Ramela

Corruption on the land: giving a voice to women, demanding change


By Mary Jane Ncube
Farai Shone Mutondoro and Manase Chiweshe

In Zimbabwe land is power. And when this power is abused to score political points or amass wealth illegally, the most vulnerable citizens are the hardest hit. In the traditionally patriarchal communities of Zimbabwe, these citizens are most often women.

The country’s economic crisis – fuelled by recurrent drought and a controversial land reform programme – has led to rapid urbanisation, pushing up demand for housing and prices. Politicians parcel out land at a fraction of its real cost to those pledging support for certain parties while responsible urban planning has given way to opportunism.

  • May. 4 2016
  • Nosimilo Ramela

Youth, Freedom, Integrity & Corruption

The youth is adversely affected by corruption and it has become all the more crucial to talk about it. Young activists, students and youth in civil society organisations across the country have been very vocal of late around issues that directly affect them as a constituency.

The failures of the NSFAS loans and the systemic prejudices against black students have prevented many from accessing higher education studies. But this sort of corruption is present even at high school level. Recent research and campaigning efforts at Corruption Watch (CW) have focused on corruption in schools and on transparency and accountability mechanisms in local School Governing Bodies (SGBs).

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