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Mkhwebane enjoys rare legal victory

The judge stressed his ruling was motivated by parliament considering her possible impeachment  BL PREMIUM 24 MARCH 2020 – 17:50 KARYN MAUGHAN In a rare legal victory for the public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, the Pretoria high court has dismissed an application by the Institute for Accountability in Southern Africa — now called Accountability Now — to have […]

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Ten Lessons to Learn from the Corona Virus Pandemic

Perhaps the top ten “lessons” for humanity, to be learned from the current worldwide crisis, are to: 1.       Show greater respect for the delicacy of mother nature’s careful biodiversity balance and climate control on the planet that humanity, a relatively new arrival, shares with so many other species, plants and organisms, many of which are […]

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LETTER: Recovered loot can go a long way in crisis

Civil freezing orders could be obtained anywhere in the world to recover R1-trillion for honest citizens 25 March 2020 – 15:04 It is encouraging to read that in these trying times the Oppenheimer and Rupert families have rallied round to each donate R1bn towards coping with the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on the economy. […]

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High jinks at the High Court

Opinionista • Paul Hoffman • 23 March 2020 Swift and decisive action is required to bring an end to the dire straits in which the Western Cape High Court finds itself. “Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.” Sir Walter Scott’s words, borrowed for this analysis, are as true […]

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Opportunity presents itself in among a state in disaster

The private sector is going to have a lot of useful spare capacity during the coronavirus crisis 18 March 2020 – 18:27 Paul Hoffman Innovation and entrepreneurial guru Nic Haralambous has summed up the outlook for SA in terms that are difficult to dispute: “Rolling blackouts across the country; we have officially entered another economic […]

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Food food everywhere, but not a morsel to eat

Opinionista • Paul Hoffman • 4 March 2020 South Africa can ill afford to waste food on the scale as described by Karin Schimke and Mark Heywood in two articles recently, and not when poverty and hunger are on the rise in the country. According to Karin Schimke’s report in Maverick Citizen on 3 March […]

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What to learn from Lot’s wife in 2020?

Opinionista • Paul Hoffman • 24 February 2020 There was no unnecessary or counterproductive looking back in post-war Germany and Japan. An ability to look forward to a better future is an object lesson or parable that our politicians would do well to consider. The population of South Africa has a strong majority of Christians, […]

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