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Joining the Independent Newspapers dots

11th October 2019 By Paul Hoffman (BizNews) The hysterical reaction of Iqbal Survé to the service of a search and seizure warrant on him provides vivid evidence of his affliction with foot in mouth disease. Not only does he reveal, perhaps inadvertently, that editorial independence is non-existent in his empire with the « my reporters […]

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Spring Newsletter 2019

Welcoming Spring, and Welcoming New Team Members! Bring on springtime! On the staff front, we welcome Renee Caprari as a new director. Renee is an advocate with a background in corporate and insurance work. Renee intends to beef up the presence of Accountability Now in the commentariat. Her first work is already up on the […]

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ANTI-CORRUPTION AND ACCOUNTABILITY MOVEMENT IN AFRICA

THE NAIROBI CAMPAIGN – SEPTEMBER 24TH AND 25TH 2019 The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung’s Rule of Law Program for Sub-Saharan Africa in collaboration with Advocate Paul Hoffman (SC), Director of Accountability Now (IFAISA) South Africa and in partnership with universities in Nairobi, launched the ‘Anti-Corruption and Accountability Movement in Africa’ campaign that seeks to actively involve the youth […]

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LETTER: Building trust

Best advice in the world will not improve the national economy unless corruption is dealt with 30 September 2019 – 14:31 – BusinessDay Let’s hope the realists on the president’s new economic advisory council are able to persuade him that necessary preconditions for new investment include business confidence and trust, and that investors possibly interested […]

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Accountability Now launches bid to declare Mkhwebane unfit

Friday 27 September 2019 – 9:00am Accountability Now has launched an urgent bid to declare Busisiwe Mkhwebane unfit to hold office. Courtesy #DStv403 JOHANNESBURG – Accountability Now has launched an urgent bid to declare Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane unfit to hold office. The civil society organisation cited several court findings against Mkhwebane as the reason they believe she […]

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Accountability Now wants court order declaring Mkhwebane unfit for office

25 September 2019 – 15:16 By ZINGISA MVUMVU Accountability Now has reiterated calls for public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane to be removed from office. Accountability Now has approached the Pretoria high court seeking an order declaring public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane unfit to hold office. The pressure group, which engages in public-interest litigation, has cited several adverse […]

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The “CR 17 campaign” and the President’s Right to Privacy

“I have discouraged my children from conducting business with government or with any state-owned entity. I have told them that if I become aware of any illegality of corruption in their business activities, I will be the first to report them to the authorities.” [President Ramaphosa in parliament last November, answering a question from the […]

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Road Safety is a Human Rights Issue

By Paul Hoffman* The carnage on South Africa’s roads has reached alarming proportions. According to the Medical Research Council some 14,000 people lose their lives on our roads each year. The cost to the country of road accidents is in the region of R40bn per annum. If the scourge of death on the road is […]

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The constitutional challenges facing the prescription of assets

Opinionista • Paul Hoffman • 15 September 2019 Until all alternative avenues have been properly explored it will be easy to argue that ‘less restrictive means’ to achieve the purpose of prescribing assets have not been tried. Somewhat vaguely, the President has confirmed that government is considering the “prescription of assets” as a way of […]

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CR17 campaign funding – facts and law.

A report which first appeared in the Cape Argus and was later summarised by Legalbrief deserves careful consideration by those who want to believe that the ANC is not anything more than a criminal enterprise. The report appears to be credible, the words attributed to Meshack Radebe have not been repudiated and the response of […]

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