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Chapter 9

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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South Africa: The Pitfalls of Logical Incrementalism in the Ramaphosa Era – Small Steps in Danger of Being Stomped On By the Corrupt

Opinionista • Paul Hoffman • 10 August 2021 Small incremental steps are all very well, but perhaps the time is ripe for big, game-changing strides. The R1.5-trillion loot should be recovered urgently from those who participated in State Capture, including the banks, the accountants and the lawyers who advised on the nefarious schemes that saw […]

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The corruption, stupid

Back in 1992, James Carville, a strategist for the Clinton presidential campaign in the USA, was a man of few words. In order to keep the campaign on message, Carville hung a sign in Bill Clinton’s campaign headquarters that read: Change vs more of the same.The economy, stupidDon’t forget health care. The harsh realities of […]

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New anti-corruption body needed: Accountability flies out the window as ANC faction fighting spills on to the streets

Opinionista • Paul Hoffman • 21 July 2021 It is too early to embark on a proper analysis of the causes and effects of the chaos and disruption in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng. More facts, and the identity of the organisers, will become apparent during criminal prosecutions that must follow. What does seem clear is that […]

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