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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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Jacob Zuma could face criminal charge after walking out on his ‘old friend’ Justice Zondo

By Baldwin Ndaba Nov 20, 2020 Johannesburg – Former president Jacob Zuma could face a criminal charge of contempt of the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture following his walkout at the hearing, moments after his application for the recusal of the chairperson of the inquiry Justice Raymond Zondo was dismissed. Commenting on Zuma’s decision […]

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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:”s&submit=Se arch. revive-a-dying-npa/. 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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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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Game-changer: Zondo Commission report bound to change the future trajectory of South Africa

Opinionista • Paul Hoffman • 29 August 2021 It is safe to predict that the Zondo Commission ought to be a game-changer for the future trajectory of South Africa. The second game-changer is the commission’s report, currently under preparation, on what must be done to prevent the conditions that allowed serious corruption with impunity to […]

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Integrity Commission Bill, 2021  –  proposed by Accountability Now →To be read with:  Constitution Eighteenth Amendment Bill, 2021  –  proposed by Accountability Now PREAMBLE. 4 CHAPTER 1:          INTERPRETATION. 4 1      DEFINITIONS. 4 CHAPTER 2:          MANDATE, ESTABLISHMENT AND COMPOSITION. 5 2      MANDATE OF THE COMMISSION. 5 3      COMPOSITION. 6 4      APPOINTMENT AND REMOVAL OF MEMBERS. 6 […]

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The corruption, stupid

Back in 1992, James Carville, a strategist for the Clinton presidential campaign in the USA, was a man of few words. In order to keep the campaign on message, Carville hung a sign in Bill Clinton’s campaign headquarters that read: Change vs more of the same.The economy, stupidDon’t forget health care. The harsh realities of […]

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