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Can Shamila Batohi revive a dying NPA?

Subverted by corrupt politicians who sought to capture the state, the National Prosecuting Authority now has a new director, specially chosen by President Cyril Ramaphosa. But what will it take for Shamila Batohi to arrest, prosecute and jail those behind the looting that has brought SA to the brink of economic disaster? BL PREMIUM 14 […]

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Matt Ash – CEO

Matt is an energy and infrastructure projects lawyer. His main areas of activity are in renewable energy, oil and gas, unconventional gas, nuclear, biomass and baseload power. Matt’s key skills are in project structuring and development, construction and operations agreements, regulatory and environmental compliance, and risk management across all energy sectors. In addition, Matt has […]

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LETTER: Integrity commission

11 March 2019 – 05:02 (Business Day) President Cyril Ramaphosa. One has to wonder what planet President Cyril Ramaphosa has been living on since 2011, which is when the Constitutional Court laid down, in the second Hugh Glenister case, the binding criteria it prescribes for effective and adequately independent anticorruption machinery of state. Doughty IFP […]

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The constitutional need for independent anti-corruption machinery of state

Lawyers and politicians have a penchant for making simple things complicated. It suits them to do so. In the case of lawyers, complex matters attract higher fees, or more kudos for intricate judgments for those lawyers who grace the Bench. In the case of politicians, it assists in bamboozling the long-suffering electorate to wrap questionable […]

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Robert McBride won’t give up on fight

Thursday 7 March 2019 – 5:00am (ENCA) Former Independent Police Investigative Directorate Head Robert McBride is taking the decision not to renew his contract on review. Parliament’s police portfolio committee recommended he not be given another term. JOHANNESBURG – Former Independent Police Investigative Directorate boss Robert McBride said he’s being labelled as difficult because of his unbending […]

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Smoke and mirrors – and no one is tackling grand corruption

Opinionista • Paul Hoffman • 25 February 2019 (Daily Maverick) The weekend announcement by the Presidency that it is planning to set up an eight-judge special tribunal to expedite civil debt collections instigated by his custom-made SIU investigations is further evidence of ANC unwillingness to get to grips properly, efficiently and effectively, with grand corruption. […]

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LETTER: Bosasa must recover R40m it ‘donated’ to the ANC

25 February 2019 – 05:03 By Paul Hoffman (Business Day) Bosasa whistleblower Angelo Agrizzi prepares to give testimony at the Zondo commission in January. Picture: Alaister Russell/The Sunday Times According to reports, alleged to be based on insider knowledge, the ANC amassed at least R40m in donations from Bosasa. Whether this amount is regarded as “protection […]

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Do not delay recovering the loot and bolstering integrity in governance

According to a press report, on 19 February 2019 President Cyril Ramaphosa again vowed his government would recover money stolen through State Capture and bring those involved to book when he addressed the National House of Traditional Leaders in Parliament. He also touched on a need to strengthen Chapter 9 institutions. He said this was […]

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