Attending a Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA) hearing is a bit like watching paint dry; until it bursts into flames. Ably chaired by Themba Godi, the committee goes about its work with a careful eye on the parliamentary Friday clock that does not have any working hours on it after lunch time. Last Friday […]
Public Interest Litigation Cases
The response by Chippy Shaik to inquiries about the $3million arms deal bribe he allegedly organized himself with the German shipbuilders is instructive. Unlike the bigger fish who threaten interdicts, claims for damages for defamation and other dire litigious consequences when they are confronted with similar allegations, Shaik ventures no more than a meek “no […]
Basic education, the process of learning and teaching the applicable curricula in our public schools up to matric level, inescapably occurs in the classroom, not in the 27,000 principals’ offices, not in the management offices of departments of education and not in our legislatures, be they national or provincial. This self-evident fact is not accorded […]
Andrew Feinstein’s speech delivered at Campaign Against Arms Trade’s 2009 National Gathering.