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What next for Jacob Zuma?

The National Prosecuting Authority needs to box smart – there is no better way to clear the air than swiftly to charge Jacob Zuma for the corrupt manner in which he relieved Mxolisi Nxasana of his post as the head of the NPA. This crime is far more serious, far more recent and far more […]

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The cadres and the constitution

Paul Hoffman responds to Koos Malan’s bleak assessment of the current situation The analysis by Professor Koos Malan, a constitutionalist to his fingertips, on the current political trajectory of the country requires some explanation and interpretation in the form of a gloss on his views published on Politicsweb on 13 March 2018. As SA emerges […]

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On the nationalisation of land

Paul Hoffman says EWC is a threat not just to Section 25, but the “founding values” of the constitution Nationalisation of land (aka expropriation without compensation) will be constitutionally difficult and economically disastrous. The EFF is certainly pertinacious in its pursuit of its policies. In 2017 it found itself somewhat isolated in what it calls […]

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Eskom board called on to prove utility not trading recklessly

The Institute for Accountability in Southern Africa has written to Eskom chairperson Jabu Mabuza requesting a detailed written explanation as to why the current board believes the State-owned utility can be rescued from its current financial distress, cautioning that Eskom may currently be trading “recklessly” in terms of the legislation governing companies in South Africa. […]

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Red flags regarding the regulations for the State Capture Commission

On Friday 9 February 2018, the regulations relating to the State Capture Commission were published in the Government Gazette. But several red flags should be raised in relation to their content and effect. The question marks arising from the regulations relating to the State Capture Commission range from those appointed to similarities with previous, unsuccessful […]

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How to sharpen up the State Capture Commission

CAPE TOWN — For me it’s always a tonic reading the analysis and advice of a top silk who devotes most of his waking hours to finding new legal ways of holding our State Capture political shysters accountable. Here Paul Hoffman SC, founder of Accountability Now, imagines how he’d compile the required first preliminary report of […]

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