• Apr. 20 2016
  • Nosimilo Ramela

Policy audit towards curbing corruption in Uganda

Anti Corruption Coalition Uganda (ACCU) organised a validation workshop on the policy audit in the health sector, on the 13th of November 2015 Kampala, Uganda.

The objective of the workshop was to share the inception report on the policy audit in the health sector, with focus on identifying policy gaps, assessment of performance outcomes and impact of existing regulatory and legal framework in addressing corruption in the sector.

The nation stepping up and asking the President to step down

On 31st March the Constitutional Court ruled that President Jacob Zuma failed to uphold his duties as prescribed by the Constitution in dealing with the findings of Public Protector Thuli Madonsela with regard to Nkandla.

The case was brought to the Constitutional Court by the EFF and DA, with Corruption Watch as an amicus curae which is a friend of the court. They argued that Public Protectors findings and remedial actions were binding and not just recommendations.

  • Mar. 7 2016
  • Nosimilo Ramela

PAIA and PAJA training is needed to combat procurement corruption

As South Africans we all have a great role to play in fighting corruption and ensuring we hold fraudulent individuals accountable for their actions. However more often than not we do not have the tools and knowledge to take such individuals to task. We know very little about what mechanisms are available to us that allow us to recognise and question dubious practises.

Young people are at the helm of change

 The Youth Integrity Dialogue, hosted by Corruption Watch in October 2015, brought together a small group of young people to voice their thoughts and opinions about the upcoming 2016 local government elections. A representative from the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), Lonwabo Jwili, spoke about the preparations and systems that are being put in place to encourage youth participation in next year’s election. However, the 30 young people present at the event seemed despondent and raised concerns about government’s inaction on delivering on promises made during their election campaigns.

  • Oct. 14 2015
  • Janice Scheckter

Why we marched and why it’s time to put YOUR foot down

On 30 September a few members of the Indigo New Media team joined the march against corruption from Burgerspark to the Union Buildings. The march had been organised over many months and the turn out was below what the organisers anticipated. It wasn’t however, all about the numbers. It was about people taking a stand against the scourge of corruption in South Africa.

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