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Let’s get back to the values of the constitution

The ANC’s distortion of the race issue is causing harm to the most vulnerable citizens 29 October 2019 – 15:13 Paul Hoffman The constitution. Picture: CONSTITUTION HILL How, in a society founded on nonracialism, is it possible to make the race of job seekers relevant to their appointment? What empirical evidence is there to suggest […]

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A pregnant journalistic silence – Nasrec’s ‘cash for votes’ story

24th October 2019 by Chris Bateman I’m not sure what the public is meant to make of the tussle between Accountability Now’s Paul Hoffman, SC and Frank Dutton, a veteran investigator at the Zondo Commission, and three credible media bodies, regarding Independent Newspaper reporter Bongani Hans. You see, Hans reported some incendiary claims allegedly made by […]

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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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