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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.

Vote out grand corruption on unmaskthecorrupt.org - Corruption Watch

Voting is now open for Transparency International's worst case of grand corruption, as nominated by the public. Votes close 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.

A new survey, released last week by the Ethics Institute of South Africa (EthicsSA), sheds some regrettable light on South African ethics – the survey found that resistance to bribery among South Africans who were asked for a bribe, is not as high as it should be.

Survey: South Africans do bribe, but all is not lost - Corruption Watch

Resistance to bribery among South Africans who were asked for a bribe, is not as high as it should be, although only 20% of South Africans know someone who has paid a bribe, a new survey from the Ethics Institute of South Africa reveals.

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.

SA disappoints in TI's Africa corruption survey - Corruption Watch

More than half of Africans (58%) – and 83% in South Africa - say that corruption has increased over the past year. This is revealed in Transparency International’s African edition of the Global Corruption Barometer, conducted in partnership with Afrobarometer.

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 importance of voting in municipal elections - Corruption Watch

Local government elections will take place on 3 August this year. A recent survey highlights the best and the worst of local municipalities, but in such comparisons it's important to factor in their various economic backgrounds.

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.

Court sets aside decision to drop Zuma charges - Corruption Watch

In a biting judgment handed down today, the Pretoria High Court has found that the decision in 2009 to withdraw corruption charges against Jacob Zuma was irrational and should be reviewed and set aside, and that Zuma should face the charges. The case was brought by the DA.

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.

Take part in our public protector persona survey! - Corruption Watch

Public participation in the appointment of a new public protector - and other positions that require similar processes - is written into the Constitution. Take part in our Bua Mzansi survey and help us to draw up the profile of an ideal public protector.

Corruption Watch recently held a workshop with its youth forum on media training, specifically to equip the members with skills for representing Corruption Watch in the media.

CW youth forum: taking our message to SA - Corruption Watch

Corruption Watch's youth forum participated in a media training session, presented by the organisation's communications team. The members of the forum, all young corruption busters, further motivate and educate their own communities and peer groups on the dangers of corruption and how to fight it.

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.

SA’s public protectors – the legacies, part three - Corruption Watch

In part three of our Bua Mzansi series, we focus on Thuli Madonsela, who, with her team, has raised the image and reputation of the institution to unprecedented heights. Parts one and two looked at Selby Baqwa and Lawrence Mushwana respectively.

Our first three-part Bua Mzansi series looks at the careers of South Africa’s three public protectors to date. Part two focuses on Lawrence Mushwana, the predecessor of incumbent Thuli Madonsela.

SA’s public protectors – the legacies, part two - Corruption Watch

The mixed legacy left by South Africa's public protectors continues in part two of our three-part series, which deals with Lawrence Mushwana. Part three will look at Incumbent Thuli Madonsela, while part one highlighted the role played by now-Judge Selby Baqwa in establishing the institution of the Public Protector.

Our first three-part Bua Mzansi series looks at the careers of South Africa’s three public protectors to date. Part one starts with Selby Baqwa, who helped establish the Chapter 9 institution in 1995.

SA’s public protectors - the legacies, part one - Corruption Watch

Our first three-part Bua Mzansi series looks at the careers of South Africa's three public protectors to date. Part one starts with Selby Baqwa, who helped establish the institution in 1995. Parts two and three will focus on Lawrence Mushwana and Thuli Madonsela respectively.

Corruption Watch’s executive director David Lewis spoke to financial journalist Hanna Ziady of Moneyweb, regarding the implications of the leaked Panama Papers.

Panama Papers and offshore tax havens - Corruption Watch

Corruption Watch’s executive director David Lewis spoke to financial journalist Hanna Ziady of Moneyweb on Monday, regarding the implications of the leaked Panama Papers, a story that had broken over the weekend. Read the transcript here.

Read our FAQ on local elections to understand why your vote is not only important when it comes to national elections – it’s at municipal level where government and citizens meet directly.

Local government elections 2016 - FAQ - Corruption Watch

The final voters registration weekend takes place on 9 and 10 April - this doesn't mean that you can't register from the 11th, but it will be most convenient to do it over the weekend. Read our guide to municipal elections to learn the answers to frequently asked questions.

In the wake of the Panama Papers revelations, Transparency International (TI) calls on the international community to act immediately to adopt transparency laws to outlaw secret companies.

TI calls for immediate action against secret companies - Corruption Watch

Transparency International has called on the international community to act immediately to adopt transparency laws to outlaw secret companies, in light of the revelations of the Panama Papers which have uncovered a vast network of illegal money movement and concealment.

Corruption Watch applauds the Constitutional Court judgment, handed down at the end of March, which finds that the rulings of the Public Protector are binding and can only be set aside upon judicial review.

CW welcomes ConCourt Nkandla ruling - Corruption Watch

Corruption Watch applauds today’s Constitutional Court judgment which finds that the rulings of the Public Protector are binding and can only be set aside upon judicial review. The judgment reinforces the provision in the Constitution for all organs of state to protect and promote the Chapter 9 institutions. This includes taking positive steps to safeguard […]

t’s one thing to practice ethical behaviour in your personal and professional life, but it’s another thing when you are ordered to behave unethically by your boss. What do you do, in that case?

When unethical behaviour is an instruction - Corruption Watch

For many, a new year brings new resolve to do the right thing and live a good life - but what if you are an employee and your boss orders you to do something unethical? There are several options, but the single most effective solution lies in ethical leadership, writes Cynthia Schoeman.

If you thought there was nothing you as an individual could do, think again! Let 2016 be the year you stand up and say: “So far, and no farther." - you'll find many suggestions in our list of possible anti-corruption activities.

What can you do to fight corruption? - Corruption Watch

It's a new year, and the fight against corruption goes on. It is tempting to feel discouraged, but if you thought you as an individual were powerless, think again! No matter who you are or where you work, there is something in our list of anti-corruption activities that you CAN do, starting today.