Independence from executive interference will boost confidence in reforms

Image: Flickr/GovernmentZA By Moepeng TalaneFirst published on IOL The state capture commission’s report is in, and President Cyril Ramaphosa is applying his mind to the recommendations made therein. Meanwhile, public confidence in the ability of the state institutions charged with bringing guilty perpetrators to book dithers between complete hopelessness and the nagging sense of loyalty Read more >

We, the people – 25 years of South Africa’s Constitution

Twenty-five years ago, then president Nelson Mandela put his signature to the final text of South Africa’s Constitution, and it became law. The date was 10 December 1996; the place was Sharpeville, in Vereeniging, south of Johannesburg.   This location is historically significant to all South Africans as, just 36 years before, police had opened fire, Read more >

Maphatsoe must be fired, Mr President

Following allegations levelled at the public protector, Thuli Madonsela, by the deputy minister of defence and military veterans Kebby Maphatsoe, and the release of his so-called apology yesterday, Corruption Watch calls for President Jacob Zuma to demonstrate clearly where government stands by immediately firing Maphatsoe. CW’s executive director David Lewis comments: “Government purports to ‘distance Read more >