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Corruption is not just a scourge, it is a crime too

Professor Pierre de Vos has suggested that Cyril Ramaphosa, deputy president under Jacob Zuma and now president since February 2018 as well as possibly president for another 10 years, will be too constrained by the politics of patronage and factionalism within the ANC to do anything useful about countering corruption in SA. This rather dismaying […]

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LETTER: New parliament must be cleansed of crooks

SA must not enter its next political phase with corrupt officials 06 May 2019 – 05:05 (BusinessDay) South African parliament. Picture: GCIS The voters of SA — those of them who turn up on Wednesday — have the opportunity to assist in the post-Zuma cleansing process that all right-thinking people accept is essential if constitutional […]

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LETTER: Jacob Zuma gets some of his own medicine

The former president defamed Billy Downer dreadfully in an affidavit filed in his filibustering application for a permanent stay of his prosecution 15 April 2019 – 05:04 (Business Day) Jacob Zuma. Picture: SUPPLIED Karyn Maughan reports that prosecutor Billy Downer, SC, is fighting back against Jacob Zuma by invoking the newly minted evidential principle that […]

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LETTER: Voters should not tolerate corruption

The Hawks and the NPA constitute twin structures that have not been — and will never be — fit for countering grand corruption, state capture and kleptocracy in SA 21 March 2019 – 08:00 FinancialMail National Director of Public Prosecutions, Advocate Shamila Batohi. Picture: ALON SKUY I refer to your timely article, which thoroughly interrogates […]

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Will the Concerned Elders ever learn?

Opinionista • Paul Hoffman • 29 March 2019 • Daily Maverick The ANC Elders are a highly respected group. But their recent intervention in deploring the composition of the ANC’s electoral lists begs the question – why did it take them so long to speak out? Last week a group of Concerned Elders in the […]

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