As the alleged wrongdoing at Bishops Diocesan College shows, equating wealth with virtue is a bad idea, writes Helena Wasserman.
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The transcript of the interview Thuli Madonsela attempted to conduct with Jacob Zuma is a fascinating reminder of the challenge the state capture commission of inquiry will face when the former president appears in front of it.
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has outlined what information her office will be sharing with the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture.
Former Public Protector says her investigation into the Gupta Waterkloof landing in 2013 was thoroughly investigated, with interviews and hard evidence gathered. This week, it was revealed that her successor, Busisiwe Mkhwebane had scrapped the investigation.
It is undesirable to generalise about entire categories of people. There is a scale of relative privilege and deprivation in South Africa, and in our case, the discrepancies are extreme, writes Helen Zille.
The German president has bestowed the country's highest award on former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela.
Failure is never final, it is a step on the road to success ... The world does not simply stay as it is structured; you have the power as humanity to reshape it.
The Public Service Commission is not there when it is needed most, yet it exists and taxpayers are funding its operations. Surely, this cannot be, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
From the beginning, Busisiwe Mkhwebane had the wrong priorities. Without showing she had an interest in what she was employed to do she asked the police to investigate Thuli Madonsela, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
South Africa has found itself confronting the problem of state capture because the power of its citizens was eroded over the years, says former public protector Thuli Madonsela.
The ANC says the commission of inquiry into state capture must start its work immediately and get to the truth "without fear or favour" regardless of those implicated.
It’s an ambush, procedurally unfair and the matter is being rushed. That was Jacob Zuma’s defence in 2016 when Thuli Madonsela tried to question him about state capture. Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo must take note, writes Pieter du Toit.
The Zondo commission of inquiry has confirmed that it is looking into the 2013 Gupta Waterkloof landing matter, this after Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's recent announcement that she had opted to scrap the investigation.
There are many reasons why a Zodwa born in Site B, Khayelitsha is already disadvantaged compared to a Stacy born in Constantia. Their lives and opportunities are vastly different and though I believe university education can tip the scales, Zodwa still will need to be a provider for 5-10 hungry family members.
Former president Jacob Zuma claims in court papers that his challenging of former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's report into state capture was merely to safeguard the inquiry itself.
The ANC will be on trial as public hearings into state capture kicks off, but the final test will rest with prosecution entities, according to analysts.
Perceptions do matter, because people see it as the only truth they know and the only basis on which they will make decisions and act, says former public protector Thuli Madonsela.
The launch of Lord Renwick’s book titled How To Steal a Country reminded me that it took the collaboration of many to deliver the freedom and democracy we take for granted today, writes Thuli Madonsela.
In his State of the Nation Address President Cyril Ramaphosa has provided policy certainty, but has he provided policy resonance, asks former public protector Thuli Madonsela.
Former public protector Thuli Madonsela’s daughter Wenzile is counting down the days until she welcomes a baby girl into the world.
BLSA has hit out against uncertainty over the #StateCapture commission's terms, but it and other business groupings have welcomed the appointment of the Deputy Chief Justice as the commission's head.
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