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Marikana fallout

Dear Public Protector, Our complaint of 16 August 2016, to which we have not received any acknowledgement or reply as yet, is forwarded below for your convenience and for the information of Justice Davis, who is copied on this email (in the hope that it will inspire further ventilation of the important issues in play). […]

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Marikana fallout

Dear Public Protector, Today is four years exactly since the death of 34 miners at Marikana. The President appointed a commission of inquiry into those and ten other deaths. The commission has reported and has made recommendations, in particular in section H of Chapter 25 of the report of the commission “Lonmin’s Housing obligations under […]

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Jacob Zuma: feckless leader or embodiment of the NDR?

If the 2016 municipal elections go down in history as a referendum on the person whose face was used by the ANC on its election posters in them, the question is whether Jacob Zuma must be blamed for its poor showing or whether the choices made by the organisation itself are the real cause of […]

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An icon speaks out against the state of the world

Although he retired as Archbishop of Cape Town in 1996 and again retired after the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which he chaired, was completed in 1998, Desmond Tutu (or “The Arch” as he prefers to be called) remains an active citizen of the world, a moral icon and a wise elder. […]

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