Presentation on theme: "WHO ARE WE? Corruption Watch is a non-profit organisation that was launched in January 2012. We rely on the public to report corruption to us and we use."— Presentation transcript:
WHO ARE WE? Corruption Watch is a non-profit organisation that was launched in January We rely on the public to report corruption to us and we use these reports as an important source of information to fight corruption and hold leaders accountable. Corruption Watch defines corruption as the abuse of public resources to enrich or give unfair advantage to individuals, their family or their friends. We are concerned with any such abuse of power or position by anyone at any level of government or in business.
OUR MISSION We encourage and enable people to resist corruption by asking them to report their experiences and knowledge of corruption to us. We engage in mass communication campaigns that inform the public about their rights and the negative consequences of corruption. We build networks of corruption fighters and promote an environment that does not tolerate corruption. We use our communication platforms and our partnerships with media to ‘name and shame’ perpetrators of corruption. We actively participate actively in public campaigns to improve the policy and legislative environment. We gather data and identify hotspots of corruption, while providing people with information that enables them to hold their leaders accountable.
THE CORRUPTION WATCH SYSTEM
COMMUNICATION CW provides a platform for reporting corruption. Anyone can safely share what they experience and observe and can speak out against corruption. Our communication platform includes our website, an SMS line, social media, or post. We work with mainstream and community media to make sure that corruption is fully exposed. INVESTIGATION We investigate selected reports of alleged acts of corruption, choosing cases that have the most serious impact on our society. We hand over our findings to the authorities to take further action, and we monitor the progress of each case. RESEARCH We gather and analyse information to identify patterns and hot spots of corruption. We prepare research reports on these hot spots in order to expose and find solutions to systemic corruption. ADVOCACY We build campaigns that mobilise people to take a stand against corruption. Our campaigns involve the public, community groups, and other organisations such as trade unions
HOW WORRIED SHOULD WE BE? The latest Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index places South Africa 69 th out of 176 countries, with a score of 4.3 out of 10. Denmark, Finland and New Zealand are regarded as the least corrupt countries with a score of 9.0/10 whereas Somalia, North Korea and Afghanistan are noted as the most corrupt with a score of 0.8/10.
WHERE CORRUPTION IS MOST RIFE IN SA CW received reports alleging corruption in our first 11 months. These reports revealed the hotspots of corruption across the country:
THE IMPORTANCE OF ANONYMITY AT CW By choosing the reporting channels of SMS, Facebook, , or walk-ins, 61% of reporters reveal either their cell number, address or name to us. Corruption Watch protects the identity of people who report corruption via its platforms.
2013 STRATEGY Based on the reports that we have received over the last year, four key focus areas have been selected for this year : CORRUPTION IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS CORRUPTION IN SMALL TOWNS CORRUPTION IN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT PUBLIC EDUCATION CAMPAIGN DIRECTED AT THE YOUTH
HOW YOU CAN HELP US Many corruption cases reported to us by the public cannot be taken further because they have too little detail. Follow the diagram below to find out exactly what we are looking for: What we look for:Example When did the corruption happen?“In October 2012, corruption relating to… What type of corruption happened?“…a principle misappropriating funds” In which institution did the corruption happen“…at XX school in Polokwane” What exactly happened?“The principal signs cheques for building an extra set of classrooms while there is no evidence of building being constructed. He also signs cheques for furniture that is not delivered.” In which province did the corruption happen?“…in Limpopo ” What evidence do you have that this corruption actually occurred? “I have a copies of the signed cheques that I have faxed to Corruption Watch” Who exactly was involved?“The principle, Mr John Doe”
BRA TJO TJO Popular animator and satirist Mdu Ntuli has developed a character called Bra Tjotjo. He will be the face of our 2013 public awareness campaign across different media designed to empower people to report corruption.
REPORT CORRUPTION TO US Website: SMS the word BRIBE to Phone: