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Rubbishing a rubbisher

Dear Editor Your correspondent MS Monene of the Polokwane Bar (“NPA has right to appeal” June 3) deserves a brief reply. It needs to be noted that the National Director of Public Prosecutions, Shaun Abrahams, whom Monene stoutly defends, has no dog in the fight in the dispute between the Democratic Alliance and the President […]

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The power of the constitution – A rough guide

The Constitution not invoked to assert freedom, human dignity and the achievement of equality is bound to wither and die. . . The Constitution, our supreme law, introduces the notion of public interest litigation under the heading “Enforcement of Rights”. Section 38 provides, in part, that anyone acting in the public interest has the right […]

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Follow Farlam advice

AT A time when the national police commissioner is facing a board of inquiry into her fitness for office following her role in the Marikana killings, her acting successor has announced changes in the nomenclature of the officials who serve the public in our police service. One could be forgiven for thinking that the changes […]

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Abrahams fails to explain why NPA is siding with Zuma

AT A media conference held on Monday, the last available day for applying for leave to appeal, national director of public prosecutions (NDPP) Shaun Abrahams announced that the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) intends to ask for leave to appeal against the high court decision to review and set aside the decision not to prosecute President […]

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