South Africa has no shortage of solutions to its corruption challenges, write Corruption Watch's Karam Singh and Tharin Pillay. However, it has a serious lack of political will to implement the numerous recommendations and changes needed to fight the scourge – and the window of opportunity for action won't stay open forever.
Corruption Watch opened its doors 10 years ago on 26 January, to a warm reception from the media and government alike. The organisation's primary aim is to facilitate public participation by providing citizens with a platform where they can report experiences of corruption.
On this front, we have been successful: more than 35 000 whistleblowers have submitted reports to us, and these reports have formed the basis of our work in identifying corruption hotspots, conducting research and investigations, and developing targeted mobilisation campaigns.