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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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The Greater Masiphumele Development Plan

From: Paul Hoffman Sent: 10 March 2016 10:57 PM To: Felicity Purchase Cc: mayor@capetown.gov.za; Helen Zille Subject: The Greater Masiphumele Development Plan Dear Alderman Purchase, Please provide us with a copy of the Greater Masiphumelele Development Plan. We are concerned that a low intensity, but nevertheless dire, humanitarian disaster is playing out in the informal […]

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Deputy Minister Manana meets the ‘Manyana Syndrome’

The Spanish word for “tomorrow” is mañana (or “manyana”); in English it has taken on the meaning “an unspecified time in the future”. In the limping and dysfunctional criminal justice administration of South Africa, the manyana syndrome is a prominent feature of the way things are done. Every accused person has a guaranteed right to […]

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Creating an accountable SA via an inviolate anti-corruption unit

CAPE TOWN — Just as constitutionally changing the proportional representation system to make politicians individually accountable to the electorate would radically improve our democracy, so too would an inviolate anti-corruption unit. Creating a unit with the expertise and determination of the politically-disbanded Scorpions, is the culmination of ideas from two top thought leaders. John Kane-Berman, consultant […]

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