Official & mainstream news

State Capture in South Africa
A recently-released report State Capture indicates that one family could seemingly succeed in skewing the spending priorities of the government in Pretoria. It’s a crisis induced by weak state institutions and it has enraged many South Africans. South African Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela’s much anticipated report on state capture released on November 3, 2016 has […]
14 Feb, 2017
Young change makers using tech to solve land corruption
  Fifteen bright young minds from Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe came together late last year to brainstorm innovative solutions to combat land corruption. Across Africa, one in every two people needing access to land-related services is affected by corruption. This could be a politician issuing title deeds to a select community to […]
6 Feb, 2017
What’s next for Ukraine?
Ukraine said it planned to confiscate $290 million of assets believed to be stolen through corruption in 2016. So far they’ve recovered and returned to state budget just $5,683. While that’s a tiny improvement from $3,813 recovered last year, it shows the struggling country has a long way to go before it can successfully recover […]
16 Dec, 2016
Cleaning up sport: conflicts of interest at the top
The tension between the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has never been greater than this year when WADA recommended a ban on all Russian athletes from participating in the Rio Olympics only to have the IOC reject that position. This points to a fundamental problem in the relationship between the […]
9 Dec, 2016
OGP: France must do more to tackle corruption
Opening up government data to fight corruption has been a stated aim for many Open Government Partnership members. When data is open by default information is easier to work with, investigate, understand and leverage to combat corruption. With open data, released according to agreed standards, people have a key means to hold their institutions and […]
9 Dec, 2016