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Sona 2020 — is the driver half-asleep at the wheel?

The state of the nation address was all smoke and mirrors, lacking substance, that needed a good stir 15 February 2020 – 09:28 paul hoffman President Cyril Ramaphosa delivering his state of the nation address on February 13 2020. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES/ESA ALEXANDER This is what President Cyril Ramaphosa said about countering grand corruption during […]

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Judicial Integrity Views

Opinion editorials on key issues of judicial integrity by judges and judicial experts worldwide. Download here:

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Why there will be no immediate issue of those orange overalls

Opinionista • Paul Hoffman • 13 February 2020 The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation and friends grumbling about the ANC being soft on corruption have ignored the inconvenient truth that the ANC has steadfastly ignored binding remedial action required by the highest court in the country. This stance needs to change if any positive progress is to […]

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Attempt to declare Public Protector unfit via judiciary violates separation of powers, court hears

By Greg Nicolson• 12 February 2020 No one in court on Tuesday questioned the scathing judgments against Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane. What was in question was whether a court could rule her unfit for office or whether that’s the exclusive role of Parliament.  Advocate Pat Ellis found himself in a difficult position at the North […]

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Court bid over Mkhwebane’s fitness to hold office a ‘plot’ for her speedy removal, says lawyer

2020-02-11 17:43 Alex Mitchley Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane. (City Press) A court bid to declare Public Protector advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane unfit to hold office is moot and should be dismissed as a parliamentary process is already afoot, her legal team has argued. Anti-corruption pressure group Accountability Now approached the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on […]

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LETTER: State’s overdue task

06 February 2020 – 16:44 The growing clamour in favour of the creation of a capable state in SA is putting pressure on the government to just do it, given the constraints that persistent symptoms of state capture pose for the reform-minded. There is one fundamental reform without which the establishment of a capable state […]

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