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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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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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