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25 years after apartheid

Paul Hoffman SC | 15 January 2020 | Paul Hoffman’s perspective on the political and economic woes of current-day SA 25 years after apartheid: a perspective on the political and economic woes of current-day South Africa Nelson Mandela, then the world’s most famous political prisoner, was released from prison in February 1990. He brought about […]

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Email to the President dated 25 March 2019, concerning the establishment of an Integrity Commission under Chapter Nine of the Constitution.

Dear Mr President, According to media reports, you have established an Investigative Directorate (the Unit) within the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to deal with grand corruption. We have publicly expressed our reservations about the constitutionality of this tactic in the war on the corrupt: www.accountabilitynow.org.za/?s=Poplak”s&submit=Se arch. www.accountabilitynow.org.za/can-shamila-batohi- revive-a-dying-npa/. www.accountabilitynow.org.za/why-cyrils-state- capture-squad-will-almost-certainly-fail/. Our main concern around the […]

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ANC ‘merciless’ on corruption? It’ll take 20 years to clear case backlog – just for starters

With headlines almost daily on government financial scandals and backhanders for civil servants increasingly common, no-one is under any illusion that corruption is a major blight on South Africa’s business and investment landscape. In this article, Paul Hoffman hammers home the reality of the difficulty of cleaning up on corruption. Arrests are significantly down on […]

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Paul Hoffman: Constitution ignored as cadres swim in the pool of public enterprise

16th July 2020 by Nadim Nyker In January, before the blanket of the pandemic settled on South Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa seemed on track to end political patronage in the country. In his weekly newsletter, CR stated his commitment to stop “the practice of poorly qualified individuals being parachuted into positions of authority through political […]

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Survival vs RET

Paul Hoffman | 04 May 2020 Paul Hoffman says NDR ideology is elbowing out public health concerns in administration of lockdown Survival of the nation trumps the revolutionary transformation of the economy 2 May 2020 When the National Accord was painstakingly negotiated in the early nineties, chiefly between Afrikaner nationalists and the broad church which […]

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There are none so blind as those who will not see

Opinionista • Paul Hoffman • 16 January 2020 The aims of the National Democratic Revolution as espoused by the ANC, and reiterated in 2020’s January 8th Statement, are in direct conflict with the Constitution of South Africa. Oscar van Heerden’s columns are usually insightful and informative. In his most recent contribution to the columns of […]

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Luthuli House functionaries are critical of constitutionalism

Opinionista • Paul Hoffman • 10 December 2019 The ANC-led alliance does not regard the Constitution as the end goal of its endeavours. It is instead a ‘bridgehead’ in the ongoing revolutionary struggle towards victory in the national democratic revolutionary striving for hegemonic control of all the levers of power in society. There is no […]

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The ‘Make South Africa Work Again’ Manifesto

Opinionista • Paul Hoffman • 19 August 2019 • DailyMaverick We need a broad consensus on what needs to be done to rescue the country from failure as a modern state. Accountability Now offers a draft Manifesto to make South Africa Work Again. The number one concern of most adult people living in South Africa […]

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