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Discussion | SA set for a new Chief Justice

What does it take to be the Chief Justice? In two months, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng will finish his tenure leaving the vacancy open. How will his successor be selected and what qualities are needed by the holder of this high office? eNCA’s Gareth Edwards speaks to Lawson Naidoo from the Advancement of the South […]

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South Africa needs an ombud office to atone for the fatal fate of whistle-blowers like Babita Deokaran

Opinionista • Paul Hoffman • 31 August 2021 Whistle-blowers in South Africa are inadequately protected against murder, intimidation, unfair labour practices and being shunned in the workplace for not being ‘team players’ in situations in which the ‘team’ is actually a gang of merciless thieves. https://spkt.io/a/2581432 The visibly bleak reactions of Maverick Citizen editor Mark […]

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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

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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Memorandum in support of the introduction of a constitutional amendment and enabling legislation for the establishment of constitutionally compliant anti-corruption machinery of state in South Africa.

Executive summary (a) Serious forms of corruption like grand corruption, state capture and kleptocracy in South Africa are criminal violations of fundamental constitutional and human rights. They are literally killing many South Africans, mostly the poorest.  (b) The anti-corruption machinery of state in SA is currently not fit for purpose especially regarding serious corruption in all […]

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AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

CONSTITUTION EIGHTEENTH AMENDMENT BILL Constitution Eighteenth Amendment Bill, 2021  –  proposed by Accountability Now →To be read with:  Integrity Commission Bill, 2021  –  proposed by Accountability Now GENERAL EXPLANATORY NOTE: [                      ]        Words in bold type in square brackets indicate omissions from existing enactments. ____________         Words underlined with a solid line indicate insertions in existing […]

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The ANC’s nomination of Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula as Speaker of National Assembly is unspeakable

Opinionista • Paul Hoffman • 16 August 2021 The purpose of electing a new Speaker is to appoint a fit and proper person of known and impeccable integrity who is capable of impartially fulfilling the duties and functions of leadership of the National Assembly. Objectively speaking, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula is not such a person. When President […]

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