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Opinion editorials on key issues of judicial integrity by judges and judicial experts worldwide. Download here: https://view.joomag.com/global-judicial-integrity-network-updates-special-edition-views-review/0616009001580822661?short

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Why there will be no immediate issue of those orange overalls

Opinionista • Paul Hoffman • 13 February 2020 The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation and friends grumbling about the ANC being soft on corruption have ignored the inconvenient truth that the ANC has steadfastly ignored binding remedial action required by the highest court in the country. This stance needs to change if any positive progress is to […]

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Attempt to declare Public Protector unfit via judiciary violates separation of powers, court hears

By Greg Nicolson• 12 February 2020 No one in court on Tuesday questioned the scathing judgments against Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane. What was in question was whether a court could rule her unfit for office or whether that’s the exclusive role of Parliament.  Advocate Pat Ellis found himself in a difficult position at the North […]

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Court bid over Mkhwebane’s fitness to hold office a ‘plot’ for her speedy removal, says lawyer

2020-02-11 17:43 Alex Mitchley Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane. (City Press) A court bid to declare Public Protector advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane unfit to hold office is moot and should be dismissed as a parliamentary process is already afoot, her legal team has argued. Anti-corruption pressure group Accountability Now approached the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on […]

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LETTER: State’s overdue task

06 February 2020 – 16:44 The growing clamour in favour of the creation of a capable state in SA is putting pressure on the government to just do it, given the constraints that persistent symptoms of state capture pose for the reform-minded. There is one fundamental reform without which the establishment of a capable state […]

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The Hlophe conundrum: Action required

Opinionista • Paul Hoffman • 5 February 2020 The situation in the Western Cape High Court, where Deputy Judge President Patricia Goliath is at war with her boss, Judge President John Hlophe, is approaching a state of nuclear meltdown. Is it expecting too much to assume that the Judicial Service Commission would treat this as […]

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Cadre deployment in the public administration is still illegal, unconstitutional and counter-productive.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has let it be known in his weekly newsletter that:  “We are committed to end the practice of poorly qualified individuals being parachuted into positions of authority through political patronage. There should be consequences for all those in the public service who do not do their work.” It appears the Constitution was, […]

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A reflection on the rise and (possible) fall of John Hlophe JP

Opinionista • Paul Hoffman • 22 January 2020 Daily Maverick Sensational (in the context of the judiciary) and salacious (again, in the context of the judiciary) allegations have been made against Cape Judge President John Hlophe by his deputy, Patricia Goliath. But this is not the first time Judge Hlophe has courted controversy. Back in […]

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