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Tweaking The Hawks Won’t Cut It

The government is on a collision course concerning its wholly inadequate response to the judgment won by Bob Glenister in the Constitutional Court in March last year regarding the anti-corruption structures in South Africa. Having been given 18 months to pass remedial legislation deemed necessary by the Court, it has done nothing until the end […]

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Hawks Or Eagles – What Does SA Need And Deserve?

It must be galling for COSATU, having recently invested millions of rand of its members’ hard earned union contributions in the establishment of Corruption Watch, to observe that the political will of the ANC led government to match anti-corruption rhetoric with appropriate measures is sorely lacking. If cynical commentators are seeking proof positive of their […]

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Turkeys Don’t Vote For Xmas

As is its wont, the Department of Justice has waited until everyone is distracted by the year end festivities before slipping into the public domain a little information regarding an important matter. This time it concerns the official response to the judgment of the Constitutional Court in the Glenister matter. Previously a whole clutch of […]

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ECAAR-SA Annual Report By: Terry Crawford-Browne

The South African Arms Deal After 15 years since the 1996-1998 parliamentary Defence Review, I have finally on 17 November 2011 succeeded in South Africa’s Constitutional Court (counterpart of the US Supreme Court) in forcing President Jacob Zuma to appoint a judicial commission of inquiry into the “arms deal.” The history goes back to South […]

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Open Letter To Vas Soni SC

Dear Vas, Congratulations on your appointment as chief evidence leader in the Seriti Commission of Inquiry into wrongdoing in the procurement of armaments for the new South Africa. This is indubitably the brief of your life and a golden opportunity to assist the Commission with its task of exacting accountability in respect of all matters […]

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