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Swift action needed on party funding bill

By Judith February First published on EWN The recent brouhaha regarding President Cyril Ramaphosa and the so-called ‘Bosasa campaign donation’ has again put the funding of political parties in the spotlight. It started when DA leader Mmusi Maimane asked Ramaphosa about a donation of R500 000 he had allegedly received from Bosasa’s Gavin Watson. This Read more >

Adv Shamila Batohi announced as new NDPP

Advocate Shamila Batohi is the new national director of public prosecutions (NDPP). Batohi was chosen, after careful consideration, from a final list of five. “I accept with gratitude and my only obligation is to serve the country with dedication and humility,” she said.”The NPA will serve the Constitution and the people of South Africa.” “As Read more >

G20 must implement its anti-corruption promises

The role of civil society in democracy and good governance is becoming increasingly important. Acting as the voice of the people, civil society holds governments to account for enforcing the rule of law, complying with legislation and policy, and implementing promises made. When the Group of Twenty (G20), of which South Africa is a member, Read more >

NDPP selection panel names preferred candidates

Source: The Presidency The advisory panel tasked with making recommendations on suitable candidates for the position of national director of public prosecutions (NDPP) has presented President Cyril Ramaphosa with the names of five candidates recommended for the position. The final five are: Adv Shamila Batohi Adv Siyabulela Mapoma Adv Simphiwe Mlotshwa Adv Rodney de Kock Read more >

What do we know about the NDPP candidates?

The 12 shortlisted candidates for the crucial position of national director of public prosecutions (NDPP) were announced on 9 November. Interviews are taking place from 14 to 16 November. The interviews, at first organised as closed-door events, were opened to the media and public after a successful application by the Right2Know Campaign. According to the Read more >

NDPP interviews begin today, are open to media

Yesterday the Right2Know Campaign (R2K) won its urgent application in the North Gauteng High Court to allow media coverage of the interviews of the shortlisted candidates for the post of national director of public prosecutions (NDPP). The application was urgent because the interviews begin today. President Cyril Ramaphosa had opposed the opening of NDPP interviews 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 >

Panel swings into action in search for new NDPP

The advisory panel appointed by President Cyril Ramaphosa to identify and conduct interviews with suitable candidates for the position of the head of the National Prosecuting Authority, convened for the first time on Monday, 22 October 2018. The aim of the meeting, according to a statement issued yesterday, was to confirm the mandate of the Read more >

Now is the time to act against corruption – 18th IACC kicks off

The 18th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) gets under way in Copenhagen, Denmark, today. Corruption Watch folk are there, as regular delegates and also as part of the Young Journalists programme. The theme for this year’s event is Together for Development, Peace, and Security: Now is the Time to Act. “Today’s polarised politics fuels many evils:  Populism and extremism, Read more >