The polls are now open in the voting phase of Transparency International's Unmask the Corrupt campaign to highlight the most symbolic cases of grand corruption. Voting closes on 9 February 2016. TI will then look at the cases that have received the most votes and will openly discuss with all how the corrupt should be punished.
Transparency International's 2015 African corruption survey shows that more than half of Africans (58%) said that corruption has increased over the past year, while 14% think that it has stayed the same and only 22% think that it has decreased.
Local government elections will take place on 3 August this year. This is the chance for citizens to vote for the people who they believe will best look after their service delivery interests such as water and electricity; the maintenance of parks, roads and other public spaces; and the implementation of housing projects.
The Pretoria High Court recently handed down a biting judgment which found that the decision, made by former acting national director of public prosecutions Mokotedi Mpshe, to drop corruption charges against South Africa's president was irrational and should be reviewed and set aside.
Take part in our Bua Mzansi survey and let us know the qualities that you would like to see in your new public protector. This will help the nomination process by allowing people to exactly match the qualities of potential nominees to the requirements.
Our new three-part Bua Mzansi series looks at the careers of South Africa’s three public protectors to date. In part three, we focus on Thuli Madonsela, who, with her team, has raised the image and reputation of the institution to unprecedented heights.