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The inconvenient truth about Masiphumelele

The South Cape Peninsula settlement of Masiphumelele lies between Imhoff’s Gift, Capri Village and Noordhoek. It was originally known as “Site Five” but the majority (around 60%) Xhosa-speaking residents gave it the indigenous and more dignified name which means “let us succeed” in their home language. Dignity and success have so far eluded Masi, as […]

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Paralysis of our state prosecutors: Chapter 9 Integrity Commission urgently needed to deal with the ‘saboteurs’ in the NPA

Opinionista • Paul Hoffman • 21 February 2021 The paralysis of our state prosecutors is likely to last for years due to the cadre deployments of the Zuma-era State Capture project. The criminal justice administration has been hollowed out, compromised, filled with ‘saboteurs’ and rendered dysfunctional, as is being revealed in detail and shock at […]

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LETTER: Independent specialists needed to recover SA’s stolen SOE loot

Paul Hoffman’s proposed SPV should be staffed with independent and fearless personnel of impeccable integrity 18 February 2021 – 19:14 https://spkt.io/e/1574004 Paul Hoffman doesn’t go far enough on the topic of recovering the loot of state capture (“Criminal action cannot be first option to recover stolen SOE loot”, February 18). The point needs to be […]

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LETTER: What the Sona didn’t address: corruption

A statutory, anti-corruption body of the kind envisaged by the president cannot enjoy the legally required security of tenure of office 12 February 2021 – 15:16 https://spkt.io/e/1552879 While President Cyril Ramaphosa is to be congratulated on the breadth and scope of his state of the nation address (Sona), and for concentrating on the burning issues […]

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Corruption: Advisory council won’t cut it – Paul Hoffman

15th February 2021 by Melani Nathan In his recent State Of The Nation Address, President Cyril Ramaphosa admitted that the Zondo Commission has exposed a weak and compromised criminal justice system. Ramaphosa went on to point out that the newest hotbed of corruption, that of Covid-19 procurement, had been decisively dealt with by a ‘fusion […]

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LETTER: What the Sona didn’t address: corruption

A statutory, anti-corruption body of the kind envisaged by the president cannot enjoy the legally required security of tenure of office 12 February 2021 – 15:16 https://spkt.io/e/1552879 While President Cyril Ramaphosa is to be congratulated on the breadth and scope of his state of the nation address (Sona), and for concentrating on the burning issues […]

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