Category Archives: Corruption

Fairnopoly

One and a half years ago I promised to write about my latest project. It kept me busy and only now I found the right moment. The project is simple: Creating the world’s largest multinational corporation – owned by the … Continue reading

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Uniting young people against corruption?

One big reason why I was so eager to attend the International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) in Brasilia (see last post), was to see how young people can collectively address corruption at global level. My afterthoughts on this are mixed. On … Continue reading

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At the International Anti-Corruption Conference in Brazil

The last six days I spent in the strange but interesting city of Brasilia, attending the 15th International Anti-Corruption Conference. I had been looking forward to it and it was better than expected. What I liked most was how much … Continue reading

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Admin action in DRC

“Sorry, you can’t enter the country with this visa”. That was the message we were told when we arrived at the Congolese border in Goma at seven in the morning. Four days earlier, when I obtained my visa in Kampala, … Continue reading

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First impressions from Uganda

The six days in Kampala have been great! Not only is Kampala a vibrant, colourful, chaotic city with a friendly atmosphere, I also had the chance to hold discussions with a number of great young people (Thanks to Ivan, Gerald … Continue reading

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Political impressions from Kenya

Having read Michaela Wrong’s “It’s Our Turn To Eat”, I arrived in Kenya with rather sceptical expectations. This is one of the books with a title that wonderfully summarises the major point of the story: How a new political elite … Continue reading

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GYAC is (re)born?!

I’ve been looking forward to the Global Youth Anti-Corruption (GYAC) forum with quite some expectations. Looking back, the three intense days can be regarded an overall success. But the forum itself was characterized by conflicting emotions: On the one hand, … Continue reading

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Third impressions from (TI) Zimbabwe

The openness and support with which I was received by Transparency International Zimbabwe have been a boost of motivation. I arrived Wednesday afternoon in Harare and left Thursday night, yet although they’re very busy with their many programmes, they set … Continue reading

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Second impressions from Zimbabwe

Along the 500 kilometres from Bulawayo to Harare we’ve been robbed five times. It would have been six, if it hadn’t been for another car warning us just after we left Bulawayo and the driver turning around for a detour, … Continue reading

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So what can we do about corruption?

Together with Students for Law and Social Justice we organised a panel discussion at the University of Cape Town last Tuesday. The topic: “What can students do about corruption?”. Three highly resourceful panellists had accepted the invitation:  Sithembile Mbete from … Continue reading

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