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State Capture | Recovering state capture loot

The National Prosecuting Authority has announced the formation of a special state capture unit for the recovery of looted state funds. Advocate Paul Hoffman, director of Accountability Now, argues that the criminal justice process can be long and has a high bar for guilt, whereas civil claims can be a lot speedier to resolve. He […]

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Paul Hoffman runs the rule through the State Capture Commission part 1 – controversial business breakfasts, SAA and SARS

11th January 2022 by Justin Rowe-Roberts Director of Accountability Now, Paul Hoffman, unpacks the findings and implications of the State Capture Commission Part 1, which was handed over by Acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo to President Cyril Ramaphosa last week. The full report will be released in three tranches, with the second and third tranches […]

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LETTER: Anti-corruption laws have already been drafted

11 January 2022 – 17:29 It is heartening to read in Business Day that justice minister Ronald Lamola “seeks to convince a sceptical public that [the government] is serious about enforcing accountability and entrenching the rule of law.” (“State considers special court to fast track corruption cases”, January 11).   Our constitution regards the rule of law […]

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LETTER: Grand theft autopilot must be stopped

07 January 2022 – 15:09 The challenge issued by former first lady Graça Machel at the Old Granary celebration of the life of Desmond Mpilo Tutu contrasted vividly with the eulogy to the Arch that President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered at his funeral on New Year’s Day. Machel asked the world to be the change those […]

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Rest In Peace Our Beloved Patron Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Saying Goodbye To A Giant In South African Hearts Sunday 26 December 2021 marked the passing of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Mpilo Tutu, one of the true founding fathers of the post-1994 South Africa, an incredible international leader, 1984 Noble Peace Prize Winner, and the beloved patron of Accountability Now.The Arch taught us all that – […]

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LETTER: Time to exact accountability from those in power

Independent and properly resourced machinery needed to rake back loot and issue orange overalls 23 December 2021 – 12:29 Your correspondent Oliver Dickson [What do we want from the Zondo report?] poses an important question. He wisely identifies accountability and impunity as being among the defining issues to be addressed in the (yet again delayed) […]

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All hope of countering corruption lies in the righteous anger of the people

By Paul Hoffman Follow 13 Dec 2021 1 Paul Hoffman SC is a director of Accountability Now. He was lead counsel in the Glenister litigation. The SA Police are unutterably corrupt, the NPA is hollowed out, infested with saboteurs, under-capacitated and lacking the skills and capability to prosecute serious corruption either effectively or efficiently. On […]

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LETTER: High-handed policymaking

Establishment of a constitutionally compliant anticorruption entity is a matter of urgency 12 December 2021 – 16:05 December is traditionally the sneaky season when the government publishes important notices in the government gazette at a time when those who monitor it all year are away on leave. These stunts are performed to advance opacity […]

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