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Know Your Rights, Claim Your Rights

The purpose of this handbook – Know your Rights, Claim your Rights – is to provide a straightforward overview of the Constitution of South Africa; to set out the basic constitutional rights and responsibilities of all South African citizens and to assist in drawing the attention of civil society to the remedies available when their rights have […]

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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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Corporate SA; it’s time to back a clean-up campaign – Paul Hoffman

CAPE TOWN — Every business in South Africa should check out their moral compass, clean up their act, (if necessary), and then get behind a corruption-busting Integrity Commission – or face us all ‘graduating into something terminal’. The cautionary quote comes from none other than our Chief Justice while the appeal comes from Paul Hoffman, SC, Director […]

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LETTER: Blind eye to protector

The great pity about the brouhaha over our new public protector’s alleged misconduct and lack of competence to do her job effectively is that a detailed complaint about the way she was going about her then-new job was made to the justice portfolio committee of the National Assembly as long ago as January 16. The […]

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State capture probe of old ‘white capital’

Durban – The war between Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, the SA Reserve Bank and top banks is far from over. Mkhwebane is forging ahead with her investigation into alleged apartheid economic crimes implicating the Reserve Bank, top banks and business people. She came under attack from the Reserve Bank and Absa last week. In an […]

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