SA a dim light on rule of law index

By Kwazi Dlamini Rule of Law Definition: That individuals, persons and government shall submit to, obey and be regulated by law, and not arbitrary action by an individual or a group of individuals ~ Duhaime’s Law Dictionary No stranger to mediocre ratings, South Africa also does not impress when it comes to obeying the rule Read more >

ACJR: NPA needs to build trust by acting in public interest

By Kwazi Dlamini In February the University of the Western Cape’s Dullar Omar Institute released, under its Africa Criminal Justice Reform (ACJR) project, a discussion document on the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA). The document deals with three key concepts associated with the NPA and its relation to the public, namely accountability, public interest and trust. Read more >

GCB, Jiba and Mrwebi back in court today

Today the Constitutional Court hears arguments from both sides in the matter of the General Council of the Bar (GCB) v Jiba, Mrwebi and others. The GCB is applying for leave to appeal a Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) judgment reinstating top National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) officials Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi to the roll Read more >

Poor ‘golden visa’ due diligence a gift to the corrupt

By Daniel GayneFirst published on Global Witness Yesterday, 11 March, was Commonwealth Day, and this year’s theme was A Connected Commonwealth. How appropriate – it is after all, the Commonwealth’s incredible connectedness that has made its members such successful players in the fast-expanding US$3-billion ‘Golden Visa’ market. Golden visas – or citizenship-by-investment programmes for those Read more >

New Sars boss to be appointed soon

The search for a new South African Revenue Service (Sars) head is on, with some reports saying that an appointment is “imminent”. Analysts believe the appointment could be made before the start of the new financial year on 1 April. It was the job of a panel appointed by minister of finance Tito Mboweni and Read more >

Secretive, unearned promotions threaten SA’s policing

By Johan Burger First published on the ISS website As South Africans start to feel optimistic about actions to fix the criminal justice system, a secret project in the police could substantially weaken its ability to become a professional organisation. The South African Police Service (Saps) is promoting 600 people into management positions – not Read more >

CW engages young African leaders on fighting corruption

Young people are always an important demographic to engage with in the fight against corruption. As the future professionals, activists and leaders of our world, young people should be equipped with an understanding of what corruption is, its effects on the economy, society and politics, and how they can use their skills to come up Read more >

The Eskom rogues’ gallery

Anoj SInghSingh joined Eskom as chief financial officer in August 2015. In September 2017, he was officially suspended as Eskom’s CFO, pending a disciplinary hearing. On 22 January 2018, Eskom issued a statement confirming that Singh had resigned while still under suspension. Singh is alleged to have accepted trips abroad from the Gupta family after Read more >