• 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.

  • 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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