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LETTER: NPA move both encouraging and sinister

The NPA cannot be reformed quickly enough; a new institution with carefully vetted personnel and no ‘saboteurs’ is required 20 October 2020 – 13:29 https://spkt.io/a/1160507 Claudi Mailovich’s article on National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) head Shamila Batohi’s desire to break the shackles of executive oversight and “final responsibility” of the justice minister is both encouraging and […]

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LETTER: NPA doesn’t have resources to deal with grand corruption

Impunity is strangling the SA economy and saboteurs deployed during the state-capture years still lurk in the ranks of the NPA 13 October 2020 – 13:19 Thursday’s long awaited and much debated announcement in parliament of the presidential economic recovery plan refers.  Restoring business confidence and promoting public trust in the capability of strong institutions […]

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How many times can the Public Protector lose in court?

Paul Hoffman | 09 October 2020 Paul Hoffman writes on Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s latest legal setback A Full Bench of the Western Cape High Court has sent the Public Protector packing, again, refusing her all forms of interdictory relief she claimed against both president and parliament in Part A of her case. The court also warned […]

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ANC largesse ensures the right to equality remains a far-fetched dream

Using race as a surrogate for disadvantage means BEE benefits the least disadvantaged 12 October 2020 – 18:11 Paul Hoffman https://spkt.io/a/1131818 Graphic: DOROTHY KGOSI The question of equality has plagued thoughtful South Africans for decades, from the constitutional drafters in the early 1990s to “fallists”, academics and Zoom attendees of September’s DA policy conference. But […]

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Justice Better Late Than Never

00:10:58 It’s been a moment that a crime-fatigued nation has long been holding its breath for – high noon for the alleged masterminds of fraud and grand corruption as the Hawks’ fight against graft and state capture kicks into top gear. The flurry of arrests in KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng and the Free State of those suspected […]

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Who enabled the Guptas?

As the contents of the Pandora’s Box of scandalous information tumbles out at the hearings of the Zondo Commission of Inquiry it is currently popular to hear of politicians in the Free State being blamed for enabling the Gupta family’s attempt to capture the State in SA. It is historically clear that Rome was sacked […]

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