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Holding power to account in the school governing body
Corruption Watch recently welcomed to our offices a newly-elected SGB member, who was looking for guidance and support. He went off, enlightened and empowered, and returned to us some weeks later, this time to report abuse of power. Because he took it upon himself to learn about his role and responsibilities as an SGB member, he was in a position to hold school leadership accountable for questionable behaviour.
Corruption Watch recently welcomed to our offices a newly-elected SGB member, who was looking for guidance and support. He went off, enlightened and empowered, and returned to us some weeks later, this time to report abuse of power. Because he took it upon himself to learn about his role and responsibilities as an SGB member, he was in a position to hold school leadership accountable for questionable behaviour.

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CW celebrates today’s ConCourt ruling on Abrahams’ appointment
Corruption Watch celebrates today’s ruling in the Constitutional Court that invalidates former president Jacob Zuma’s appointment of Shaun Abrahams as the national director of public prosecutions. This judgment arises out of an application by CW, together with Freedom Under Law and the Council for Advancement of the South African Constitution, in August 2015, to review and set aside the R17.3-million settlement agreement with former NDPP Adv Mxolisi Nxasana and declare his removal from office invalid.
Corruption Watch celebrates today’s ruling in the Constitutional Court that invalidates former president Jacob Zuma’s appointment of Shaun Abrahams as the national director of public prosecutions. This judgment arises out of an application by CW, together with Freedom Under Law and the Council for Advancement of the South African Constitution, in August 2015, to review and set aside the R17.3-million settlement agreement with former NDPP Adv Mxolisi Nxasana and declare his removal from office invalid.
Shaun Abrahams judgment 13 August 2018

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ConCourt confirms invalidity of Abrahams' appointment as NDPP
Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga today handed down judgment in the Constitutional Court, in the matter of the position of the national director of public prosecutions (NDPP). Madlanga held that the manner in which former NDPP Mxolisi Nxasana vacated office was not consistent with the Constitution, because former president Jacob Zuma essentially bought him out of office for R17-million. It follows, Madlanga said, that the subsequent appointment by Zuma of Shaun Abrahams was also constitutionally invalid. Nxasana was ordered to pay R10-million back to the state.

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