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ANC of today has all the hallmarks of a criminal enterprise

Opinionista • Paul Hoffman • 16 July 2019 Daily Maverick Between the greedy lack of integrity of leaders and the tenets of the National Democratic Revolution in action, it is difficult not to conclude that the ANC-led tripartite alliance is both deliberately subversive of constitutionalism and shot through with criminal corruption of the kind that […]

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LETTER: Public protector can police the executive

The office has the power to investigate allegations of money laundering 09 July 2019 – 05:02 Business Day Genevieve Quintal is mistaken to think the public protector does not have jurisdiction to investigate money laundering (or indeed any criminal activity) on the part of a member of the executive (“Legal costs: president could set an […]

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Where Eagles Dare: How to fight grand corruption

Opinionista • Paul Hoffman • 25 June 2019 • Daily Maverick If, as appears to be the case, neither the NPA nor the Hawks have the functional and structural capacity to deal with grand corruption, then the obvious solution is to create a constitutionally compliant entity that is able to do so. While it is […]

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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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Is Bheki Cele fit for purpose?

Opinionista • Paul Hoffman • 5 June 2019 • DailyMaverick Those responsible for proper oversight of the police minister should be calling for his head, not mollycoddling him with technocratic advice. The new Cabinet is now in place, some fresh blood, some familiar faces and quite a pile of soiled baggage of the past. In […]

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Government creates an atmosphere conducive to investment

By Paul Hoffman* On the same day that the Statistician-General announced that the SA economy has shrunk by 3.2% in the first quarter of this year, our worst performance in ten years, the Secretary General of the ANC, Ace Magashule, started his post NEC Lekgotla press conference on 3 June, 2019 with the sound observation […]

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