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.

Adriaan Basson: Gupta sanctions a sign that justice is back on track

2019-10-11 08:30

The confidence with which the US department of treasury announced sanctions against the Guptas should be a boost for the NPA to bring the brothers and their political enablers to book, writes Adriaan Basson.

Batohi eyes rampant corruption in healthcare, but hamstrung by lack of capacity

2019-10-01 22:15

President Cyril Ramaphosa has launched the Health Sector Anti-Corruption Forum in partnership with different government stakeholders, including National Director of Public Prosecutions Shamila Batohi.

Pieter du Toit: A disinformation campaign against Shamila Batohi was always going to come

2019-09-10 14:52

A screenshot "showing" that NPA head, advocate Shamila Batohi, allegedly received R1.6m from President Cyril Ramaphosa's CR17 campaign is obviously bogus. It is, however, a shot across the bow of Batohi and the National Prosecuting Authority from those who are feeling the heat. And disinformation will be used to muddy the waters, writes Pieter du Toit.

Mashaba slams 'utterly ineffectual' NPA, asks Parliament to intervene on Joburg corruption

2019-08-06 17:12

Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba has written to Parliament to ask for its intervention in the City, saying he has received no assistance from Hawks head Lieutenant-General Godfrey Lebeya or NPA head Shamila Batohi.

ANC not alone in corruption, lack of accountability

2019-07-30 10:48

Poor people, many of whom were contributors to the liberation struggle, have been relegated to being powerless observers of massive heists of public resources. This must end, writes Mamphela Ramphele.


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.

SIU's work in the Health Sector Anti-Corruption Forum reaps big reward

2019-10-02 17:54

The Special Investigating Unit has arrested an attorney in the Eastern Cape on charges relating to fraudulent medico-legal claims to the tune of more than R100m as part of its work within the Health Sector Anti-Corruption Forum.

Batohi: Mkhwebane's Bosasa-order 'infringes constitutional mandate of NPA'

2019-09-13 16:58

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's order that the NPA must investigate money laundering in President Cyril Ramaphosa's ANC presidential campaign infringes on the mandate of the NPA, says Shamila Batohi.

ANALYSIS: A disfigured leadership team is Shamila Batohi's biggest obstacle to success

2019-08-28 11:24

The pressure on National Director of Public Prosecutions Shamila Batohi is increasing daily. The public is getting restless, investors are skittish and diplomats’ questions are more pressing. And some believe Batohi is becoming increasingly frustrated, if not despondent. What is happening?

A state in depression? Finding the green shoots in SA

2019-08-02 05:00

South Africa is in a depressed state. The outlook is grim and questions about the current climate are rich with cynicism and doubt. But there is hope yet, writes Mandy Wiener.

Ferial Haffajee: Six reasons the economy is stuck at 0.6% growth

2019-07-26 15:00

SA's economy is expected to grow by just 0.6% for 2019. But why is the economy stuck in neutral? Here are some of the reasons, writes Ferial Haffajee.

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