Withdrawn charges against SARS trio bodes well for rule of law - Freedom Under Law

2020-02-08 18:21

Freedom Under Law (FUL) has welcomed the withdrawal of charges against three former senior SARS officials, who were accused of being involved in the so-called rogue unit, adding it is good news for the country and rule of law.

Mandy Wiener: Bathohi’s first year could have been better, but it's not bad

2020-02-04 08:00

A large part of Batohi’s job has been about winning over the public and restoring confidence in the organisation. It is about the optics. Her media strategy has been questionable, creating the impression that she is overwhelmed, writes Mandy Wiener.

ANALYSIS | Shamila Batohi’s NPA: The state of play one year on

2020-01-31 08:44

Public frustration over the lack of prosecutions for those involved in the grand corruption that characterised state capture is understandable, writes Gareth Newham

Fake! NPA distances Shamila Batohi from bogus Twitter account

2020-01-09 12:27

A fake account purporting to belong to NPA head Shamila Batohi continues to tweet, despite being reported numerous times by the NPA’s official account.

Mandy Wiener | 2020: The year of prosecutions? You betcha!

2020-01-02 10:29

There is only so much the executive can do to assure citizens and prospective investors that there is change and that there is no room for the corrupt and crooked. An effective, efficient and independent NPA bringing the high profile state capture accused to book, will have a massive effect on public sentiment, writes Mandy Wiener.

Bongani Bongo's arrest is not insignificant - analyst

2019-11-21 17:43

The legal battle against state capture has begun, according to governance specialist and lawyer Judith February.

You will soon see things starting to happen - NPA's Hermione Cronje assures frustrated South Africans

2019-11-20 11:48

Hermione Cronje, the head of the National Prosecuting Authority's Investigative Directorate, has assured South Africans that despite widespread frustration in the lack of state capture related prosecutions, the NPA is on the verge of action.

Court dismisses Jiba's bid to be reinstated at NPA

2019-10-18 16:37

Sacked deputy national director of public prosecutions Nomgcobo Jiba's application to be reappointed has been dismissed in the Western Cape High Court with costs.

Students need to be responsible, can't burn libraries or try to burn a police car - Batohi

2019-10-16 09:40

Students have to behave responsibly and expect consequences if they try to set alight a police vehicle with people in it, National Director of Public Prosecutions Shamila Batohi has said.

NPA having difficulties with mutual legal assistance from India and UAE

2019-10-15 20:35

The National Prosecuting Authority is having "particular difficulties" with requests for mutual legal assistance from India and the United Arab Emirates, National Director of Public Prosecutions Shamila Batohi has told the portfolio committee on justice and correctional services.


CRIB SHEET | Your ultimate guide to the key issues in Ramaphosa vs Mkhwebane court battle

2020-02-04 11:15

President Cyril Ramaphosa and Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane face off in the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. Here’s your ultimate guide to the key issues expected to be argued, as well as a brief note on the terminology you can expect to encounter while following the case.

Adriaan Basson: Dear Shamila Batohi, the honeymoon is over

2020-02-03 06:00

She has been in the position of national director of public prosecutions for a year and Shamila Batohi needs to get on with the job, writes Adriaan Basson.

Twitter account impersonating NPA head Shamila Batohi suspended

2020-01-25 08:48

A Twitter account impersonating NPA boss Shamila Batohi is suspended after it posts a tweet promising high-profile arrests.

5 things to watch out for in Parliament in 2020

2020-01-05 10:00

Another turbulent year is expected for Parliament. Here are five of the issues the national legislature will grapple with this year.

Mandy Wiener: 2019 the year of restoring justice?

2019-12-19 11:04

Sources within both organisations say relations are poor, undermined by distrust and a fight for control of cases. To a degree, this is hampering investigations into complex commercial crimes but overall, insiders say things are happening and the wheels are turning. Action is happening, writes Mandy Wiener.

FIRST TAKE | We might not like it, but for Shamila Batohi it's steady as she goes

2019-11-20 14:05

South Africans are tired of revelations and stories about capture and corruption, with no accountability and nothing going to court. Shamila Batohi, the National Director of Public Prosecutions, shares the same sentiments. But she won't risk a successful prosecution just to be popular, writes Pieter du Toit.

Estina almost ready to go back to court, but state capture investigations remain hamstrung

2019-11-20 07:32

Head of the National Prosecuting Authority’s Investigative Directorate, Hermione Cronje says the investigation into the Estina dairy farm in the Eastern Free State will be completed by the end of the month and will then be ready for re-enrolment in court.

Presidential pardon: Helping Fees Must Fall activist doesn't undermine justice - Lamola

2019-10-16 18:14

Justice Minister Ronald Lamola has stood firm on his offer to help Fees Must Fall activist Kanya Cekeshe with an application for a presidential pardon, despite criticism from the DA.

Steinhoff: To go for low-hanging fruit or big fish, asks Batohi

2019-10-15 21:09

Choosing her words carefully in the public forum of the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services, NPA boss Shamila Batohi says the prosecuting authority and the Hawks are working closely together on the Steinhoff case and that there is progress.

SARS 'Sunday Evenings' project case postponed for Batohi to consider representations

2019-10-14 11:56

The State's case against three former SARS officials has been postponed to February next year, to allow for new NDPP Shamila Batohi to review the decision to prosecute.

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