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LETTER: Sassa oranges and lemons

It is so that the current social grants distributor, Cash Paymaster Services (CPS), is paid R1.8bn a year, while the South African Post Office’s projected costs are R2.8bn in the first year, increasing to R3.7bn in the fifth year. However, it is important to guard against comparing the lemons we have with the oranges possibly […]

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CPS, Grindrod profits worth a look

Your editorial “A president holds a country to ransom, using its poorest people as pawns” (November 5) was timely and appropriate. Not too many observers of the shenanigans at the South African Social Security Agency seem to appreciate that the court rulings mean that Cash Paymaster Services and its sub-agents are not entitled to make […]

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An anti-corruption court and a TRC for the corrupt – really?

It is reported that the Catholic Bishops Conference favours the establishment of a specialised anti corruption court, while the SA Council of Churches is flirting with the idea of a TRC type process for the corrupt. Both of these proposals have the constitutionalists reaching for the eau de pippleparrot. Proposals that are not carefully thought […]

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STATEMENT BY THE CITY’S EXECUTIVE MAYOR, PATRICIA DE LILLE

CITY OF CAPE TOWN   31 AUGUST 2017 STATEMENT BY THE CITY’S EXECUTIVE MAYOR, PATRICIA DE LILLE City, Public Protector and SA Human Rights Commission inspect work in Masiphumelele Today I visited Masiphumelele with the Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, and the South African Human Rights Commissioner, Chris Nissen, to inspect and report on the work that […]

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Ethics commission or Integrity Commission?

The problem at the core of the cancer of corruption currently choking the prospects of peace, progress and prosperity in South Africa is that the incidence of the malady increases in direct proportion to the chances of not being caught. Ismail Lagardien, writing for Daily Maverick, raises some vital questions and interesting comparative law in […]

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Hoffman scotches Gordhan’s demand for KPMG to fund an anti-corruption unit

CAPE TOWN — Founding director of Accountability Now, Paul Hoffman, SC, applies his considerable legal acumen to the newly-popular call for KPMG to ‘make good,’ on its country-devastating Zuptoid collusion by funding and setting up a private corruption-busting unit. It’s a bracingly cold reality check for the passionate proponents of the idea by a man […]

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Zuma Jr’s bare-faced effrontery vs Gordhan’s quite proper disclosures

Duduzane Zuma’s inaccurate accusations about Pravin Gordhan’s personal investments would be risible were they not quite so defamatory.  It is quite remarkable, given the factual background, that Duduzane Zuma has the bare-faced effrontery to accuse Pravin Gordhan of failing to disclose the potential for conflicts of interest between his personal investments and his decision-making as […]

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Fighting the corrupt is a process, not an event

Paul Hoffman says security of tenure critical for any future state anti-corruption agency.   An unusually high, and somewhat early, equinox tide of critical commentary concerning corruption is washing over the eyes and ears of active citizens who partake of the media in SA. This is the week of the High Court battle over the […]

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