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Streamlined cabinet: gender balanced but still not clean

The cabinet of the sixth administration was announced last night, and President Cyril Ramaphosa kept to the expectation – to a degree, but not completely – that he would cull those found to be unsuitable, or that were surplus to requirements. “We have made progress in examining the size and structure of the state, and Read more >

Will the president finally cut out the rot, asks CW?

President Cyril Ramaphosa campaigned, and his party won the 2019 general election, on his record of tackling corruption in the 15 months following the demise of the corrupt Zuma regime, and on his commitment to intensify the fight against corruption following this election. He has now received a mandate from the electorate and Corruption Watch Read more >

CW welcomes the dismissal of Jiba and Mrwebi

Corruption Watch welcomes the president’s decision to dismiss Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi from the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA). This decision gives effect to the findings of the Mokgoro Commission, which determined that neither were fit and proper to occupy their high offices. Both have been found to have engaged in a myriad of activities 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 >

Civil society organisations welcome new SIU Tribunal

SECTION27 and Corruption Watch welcome the establishment of the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) Tribunal and the appointment of senior judges to oversee this crucial task. This is an important and ground-breaking development led by President Cyril Ramaphosa, which demonstrates the government’s commitment to addressing corruption in a meaningful way. David Lewis, executive director of Corruption Read more >

SONA 2019: govt to set up new anti-corruption units

By Kwazi Dlamini Delivering his second state of the nation address (SONA) last night, President Cyril Ramaphosa promised a new investigative directorate within the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to deal directly with serious corruption and related offences amid the increasingly shocking revelations coming out of the currently sitting Zondo Commission of Inquiry.  “In broad terms, Read more >

Moyane down again, but seemingly not out

Update, 12 December 2018: Tom Moyane plans to challenge the High Court’s judgment, handed down yesterday. He will be heading back to the Constitutional Court to appeal the court’s dismissal of his firing by Ramaphosa. Former Sars head Tom Moyane is not a man who gives up easily. Dismissed by President Cyril Ramaphosa on 1 Read more >

NDPP shortlist of 12 candidates announced

Source: The Presidency The advisory panel appointed by President Cyril Ramaphosa to identify suitable candidates for the position of national director of public prosecutions (NDPP) has shortlisted 12 candidates who will be interviewed between 14 and 16 November 2018. Minister of energy Jeff Radebe chairs a panel comprising broad representation of the legal fraternity which Read more >

NPA pair finally suspended as president acts

Senior National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) advocates Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi have been suspended, and President Cyril Ramaphosa will set up an inquiry into their fitness to hold office, according to a statement released on Thursday by the Presidency. Jiba is a national deputy director of public prosecutions, and Mrwebi is a special director of Read more >