• Nov. 11 2014
  • Kavisha Pillay

Step on the corruption scale - By Abuti Rams

Say you were to step on the “corruption scale”, how much do you think you would weigh?Just like most people, I have a problem with corruption in its diverse forms. In recent years, most of our media reporting has exposed corruption on all levels of government (be it local, provincial or national). Every week we hear of protests and rumours of protests against inadequate service delivery, often the result of corruption in local government.

And while a number of municipalities and leaders may be under corruption watch, I have to ask, are we any different to them?

  • Nov. 2 2014
  • Kavisha Pillay

Thuli Madonsela: Corruption eats away at the soul of the nation - By Nicky Rehbock

Transparency International took the opportunity during her visit to Berlin to accept this year’s Integrity Award, to talk to South Africa’s top corruption fighter Thuli Madonsela about her role as Public Protector, her work and the legacy she hopes to leave behind.

My final plea - By Kavisha Pillay

Dear Mr President

I first wrote to you in 2012 asking you to take responsibility for your allegedly corrupt actions. Since then there’s been Guptagate, Public Protector spats, employment opportunities for your family, and Nkandlagate. You have operated with impunity, shifting the blame and avoiding responsibility.

  • Sep. 26 2014
  • Kavisha Pillay

G20 whistleblowing laws – are they hitting or missing the mark? A lesson from Australia. By A.J Brown

Legal protection for whistleblowers living in the world’s biggest economies, the Group of 20, is patchy at best and needs to be strengthened to bolster the fight against corruption. The good news is that G20 leaders meeting in Brisbane in November can help make this happen.

Ahead of the Brisbane leaders’ summit, Transparency International Australia is co-publishing the first independent review of whistleblowing laws across the G20, with key recommendations for how G20 commitments can be better focused.

  • Sep. 19 2014
  • Kavisha Pillay

G20 Meets to Act on Corporate Taxes – But More Needed on Corruption - By Frank Vogl

The often highly complicated approaches used by giant corporations to lower their tax bills will be under attack at this weekend’s key meeting of finance ministers of the Group of 20 most powerful nations in Cairns, Australia.

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