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The A Team’s notes for discussion, during SAHRC and OPP conference on corruption and human rights, regarding reform of anti-corruption machinery of state.

Creation of effective and efficient anti-corruption machinery of state is an international obligation of the state and is underpinned in SA by binding Constitutional Court findings in the Glenister trilogy of cases in which corruption is identified as a human rights issue and the obligatory criteria applicable to the machinery are set out by the […]

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Security of tenure of office is crucial to the independence of corruption busters

By Paul Hoffman* A stand-alone, investigative institution is needed to combat corruption – Paul Hoffman 6th April 2021 by Jarryd Neves It’s no secret that corruption is the scourge of South Africa. Millions of misappropriated funds have been swindled from the national piggy bank, straight into the pockets of the dishonourable. As Paul Hoffman notes […]

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LETTER: Focused anti-graft agency needed

The essence of political will is to ensure insulation from political interference 23 March 2021 – 10:00 https://spkt.io/e/1692847 My thinking on the issue of fighting corruption is in sync with that of Paul Hoffman of Accountability Now (“Criminal justice reform lacks political will”, March 22). Real commitment goes beyond the spoken word and should manifest […]

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LETTER: Criminal justice reform lacks political will

22 March 2021 – 20:14 https://spkt.io/e/1691450 Steven Gruzd omits two important factors from his discussion of the topic of the reform of the criminal justice administration in SA (“It takes more than a single agency to fight corruption”,  March 18). The first is that genuine and sustained political will is required to make a success of […]

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Paralysis of our state prosecutors: Chapter 9 Integrity Commission urgently needed to deal with the ‘saboteurs’ in the NPA

Opinionista • Paul Hoffman • 21 February 2021 The paralysis of our state prosecutors is likely to last for years due to the cadre deployments of the Zuma-era State Capture project. The criminal justice administration has been hollowed out, compromised, filled with ‘saboteurs’ and rendered dysfunctional, as is being revealed in detail and shock at […]

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Getting real about countering corruption at long last.

*An earlier, shorter version of this analysis was published by DM on 11 January 2021.* The “January eighth statement” by the leadership of the ANC is intended to inform, inspire and encourage those who remain faithful to the tripartite alliance, (the movement, the party and the trade union federation) that has governed at national level […]

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LETTER: NPA move both encouraging and sinister

The NPA cannot be reformed quickly enough; a new institution with carefully vetted personnel and no ‘saboteurs’ is required 20 October 2020 – 13:29 https://spkt.io/a/1160507 Claudi Mailovich’s article on National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) head Shamila Batohi’s desire to break the shackles of executive oversight and “final responsibility” of the justice minister is both encouraging and […]

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LETTER: Skilled law-making is surest way to stop weakness in criminal justice administration

There is no prospect of either the NPA or the Hawks being able to attract the right personnel in time to save SA from failure as a state 10 September 2020 – 13:11 https://app.speechkit.io/api/v2/projects/694/podcasts/iframe.html Picture: 123RF/SKYCINEMA During his televised marathon session with media notables on September 9, President Cyril Ramaphosa emphatically insisted that he is […]

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