Urban land in Zimbabwe: where power, politics and corruption meet


By Mary Jane Ncube
Farai Shone Mutondoro and Manase Chiweshe

As political parties gear up for the 2018 national elections in Zimbabwe, urban land appears to be emerging as an important campaigning tool for ruling party Zanu PF. 

  • Dec. 1 2016
  • Nosimilo Ramela

Land corruption eroding women’s rights in Ghana


In Ghana, land is an indispensable asset. It’s a source of livelihood and social identity, and men and women should have equal opportunities to benefit from it. But when entrenched patriarchy tips the power scales, and corruption reinforces cultural norms, the impact on women can be devastating.

  • Dec. 1 2016
  • Nosimilo Ramela

Hands off our playground: securing land rights for Kenyan schools


It was December and the school grounds were empty. Students and staff of Langata Road Primary School in Nairobi were home for the holidays, enjoying the break from lessons during the hot, sticky days.

  • Nov. 30 2016
  • Nosimilo Ramela

State of Capture Report lays foundation for further investigation, says Corruption Watch


Corruption Watch, in its response to the public protector’s State of Capture Report, highlights the critical importance of the report in ensuring that a few, favoured individuals do not continue to abuse state resources and power.

The Women of Corruption Watch: Fierce and feisty, meet our investigations officer Zanele Mwale


We continue to celebrate the women of Corruption Watch (CW). Meet the ladies who wake up every day and help fight corruption one task at a time.

Zanele Mwale is the investigations officer at CW. She is tasked with digging deep into the reports that come to us. For her this job is not a responsibility but rather a dream come true because helping people is her number one pursuit in life. 

The Women of Corruption Watch: The glue that holds us together, meet our office coordinator Elizabeth Phalafala


We continue to celebrate the women of Corruption Watch (CW). Meet the ladies who wake up every day and help fight corruption one task at a time.

Meet our office coordinator and fashionista extraordinaire - Elizabeth "Lizzy" Phalafala is the glue that holds CW together. She is passionate about young women's development and uplifting the youth. When she's not at the office making sure everything runs smoothly she spends her time working with the youth of her community in Mamelodi.

The Women of Corruption Watch: Passionate and patient, meet our stakeholder management coordinator Sibongile Mtshali


It's still Women's Month and we are celebrating the women of Corruption Watch (CW). Meet the ladies who wake up every day and help fight corruption one task at a time.

Sibongile Mtshali is the face people see when they come to report cases of corruption at the CW offices. She is the hand that holds the frustrated and brave whistleblowers that walk through our doors with documents and details of corruption in their communities, organisations and other areas of our society. Armed with a patient ear and a calm nature, this corruption fighter leaves no stone unturned in her quest to help our reporters. 

  • Jul. 28 2016
  • Nosimilo Ramela

Calling all Southern African land activists and anti-corruption warriors!


Think you've got what it takes to join our ChangemakerXchange in October 2016? Read on.

Getting to know Corruption Watch's youth: Streetwise and committed to youth development, meet Mzwandile Banjathwa


We continue to profile Corruption Watch’s (CW) youth – the under-30 team members who wake up every day and help fight corruption one task at a time.

Mzwandile Banjathwa is 26 years old and a youth coordinator for CW. Raised in Alexandra township, Banjathwa is an activist at heart whose first commitment is developing himself and the youth of this country. 

 

Getting to know Corruption Watch's youth: From rural Tzaneen to the hustle and bustle of Egoli, meet Modupi Moloto


We continue to profile Corruption Watch’s (CW) youth – the under-30 team members who wake up every day and help fight corruption one task at a time.

Modupi Moloto is 23 years old and an intern in the legal and investigations department. Growing up, he saw the impact of corruption on the most marginalised civilians and vowed to work hard to fight corruption with all he has.  

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