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An anti-corruption court and a TRC for the corrupt – really?

It is reported that the Catholic Bishops Conference favours the establishment of a specialised anti corruption court, while the SA Council of Churches is flirting with the idea of a TRC type process for the corrupt. Both of these proposals have the constitutionalists reaching for the eau de pippleparrot. Proposals that are not carefully thought […]

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Ethics commission or Integrity Commission?

The problem at the core of the cancer of corruption currently choking the prospects of peace, progress and prosperity in South Africa is that the incidence of the malady increases in direct proportion to the chances of not being caught. Ismail Lagardien, writing for Daily Maverick, raises some vital questions and interesting comparative law in […]

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Hoffman scotches Gordhan’s demand for KPMG to fund an anti-corruption unit

CAPE TOWN — Founding director of Accountability Now, Paul Hoffman, SC, applies his considerable legal acumen to the newly-popular call for KPMG to ‘make good,’ on its country-devastating Zuptoid collusion by funding and setting up a private corruption-busting unit. It’s a bracingly cold reality check for the passionate proponents of the idea by a man […]

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Corporate SA; it’s time to back a clean-up campaign – Paul Hoffman

CAPE TOWN — Every business in South Africa should check out their moral compass, clean up their act, (if necessary), and then get behind a corruption-busting Integrity Commission – or face us all ‘graduating into something terminal’. The cautionary quote comes from none other than our Chief Justice while the appeal comes from Paul Hoffman, SC, Director […]

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There is legal medicine for a troubled Zweli Mkhize – it is called Eagles

One gathers from the available evidence that the ANC’s Treasurer General, Dr Zweli Mkhize, is one of the better cadres of the ANC. He did, after all, nominate Cyril Ramaphosa for deputy president at Mangaung and joined him earlier this year in his criticism of the clearly corrupt and wrong-headed decision to dismiss finance minister […]

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Creating an accountable SA via an inviolate anti-corruption unit

CAPE TOWN — Just as constitutionally changing the proportional representation system to make politicians individually accountable to the electorate would radically improve our democracy, so too would an inviolate anti-corruption unit. Creating a unit with the expertise and determination of the politically-disbanded Scorpions, is the culmination of ideas from two top thought leaders. John Kane-Berman, consultant […]

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INDEPENDENCE OF THE HAWKS – ANC claims it is fighting corruption, but evidence points the other way

“There can be no gainsaying that corruption threatens to fell at the knees virtually everything we hold dear and precious in our hard-won constitutional order. It blatantly undermines the democratic ethos, the institutions of democracy, the rule of law and the foundational values of our nascent constitutional project.” Judge Dikgang Moseneke and Judge Edwin Cameron […]

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