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Prosecution service can start going after bigwigs among the corrupt

Suspects in grand corruption were not investigated and prosecuted as they should have been 30 July 2019 – 05:10 Paul Hoffman Speaking at an event organised in memory of the late Kader Asmal, our new National Director of Public Prosecutions, Shamila Batoyi, pointed out, quite rightly, that those in the prosecution service over the past […]

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Illegal tinkering with the Constitution is dangerous and could be costly to those who do so

Opinionista • Paul Hoffman • 30 July 2019 The best interests of South Africa are served by the retention of the status quo. Expropriation with compensation is more likely to render the economic development of South Africa sustainable than expropriation without compensation ever will. The parliamentary processes around what is euphemistically called “expropriation without compensation” […]

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Removing Mkhwebane from the advocates roll not a tall order – Advocate Hoffman

Public litigation institute Accountability Now director Advocate Paul Hoffman said on Monday that to have its plea to the Legal Practice Council (LPC) to strike Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane off the roll of advocates heeded, is “not a tall order”. Advocate Hoffman spoke to Polity in an exclusive interview referencing the recent Constitutional Court judgment, […]

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Zuma’s Zondo rambles may yet zap him – Hoffman

24th July 2019 by Chris Bateman Paul Hoffman, SC, applies his astute legal mind to former President Jacob Zuma’s evasive testimony with its shoal of red herrings and shot through with half-truths, extracting clues as to what Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo might find. The founder of Accountability Now starts by outlining, chapter and verse, several […]

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The powers of the Public Protector

By Paul Hoffman* Now that the high jinks of Busisiwe Mkhwebane, our current Public Protector, have been characterised as both dishonest and indicative of her incompetence by our highest court and by our long-suffering and chronically persecuted Minister of Public Enterprises, Pravin Gordhan, it is an opportune time to take stock of what should be […]

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Request for Mkhwebane to be struck off advocates roll for ‘lying under oath’

Jul 22 2019 14:51 Tehillah Niselow, Fin24 Public Protector Adv Busisiwe Mkhwebane faces a request for her to be struck off the advocates roll by the Legal Practice Council following Monday morning’s Constitutional Court judgment which found she had acted in bad faith and put forward a “number of falsehoods” in the Absa/Bankorp case. Accountability […]

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