Why the NPA is falling short of tackling high-level corruption cases

2020-03-04 18:35

A high-ranking official in the NPA has made the shocking admission that many “serious corruption cases” haven’t been brought to trial in the past decade.

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.

Nxasana's 'golden handshake' not what it seems, Zondo commission hears

2019-08-19 18:21

A concerted campaign against former National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) boss Mxolisi Nxasana to oust him from his position culminated in him conceding he would only go if he was paid out for the remainder of his term.

Batohi and Cronjé bring hope in fight against corruption - Lamola

2019-07-03 19:56

The new investigative directorate in the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) must start its work immediately in dealing with the matters arising from the several commissions of inquiry, Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Ronald Lamola says.

Breytenbach: If you're right, you're right

2019-04-28 12:00

Glynnis Breytenbach says she found herself in the thick of a triple threat attack on the NPA by Menzi Simelane, Jiba and Mrwebi.

Ramaphosa to receive Jiba, Mrwebi inquiry report by March 9

2018-12-10 14:33

A report on whether former deputy prosecutions boss, Nomgcobo Jiba, and her colleague, Lawrence Mrwebi, are fit to hold office is expected to be provided to President Cyril Ramaphosa by no later than March 9, 2019.

Solly Moeng: Thanks for the NPA head. Here's what else we need in 2019

2018-12-05 06:25

As 2018 winds down, let's take a moment to look at what was achieved in 2018 and what was left undone, writes Solly Moeng.

Who will be the new NPA boss? Here are our top picks for NDPP

2018-11-17 12:03

After listening to the NDPP candidate interviews this week, here are our top picks for the new boss of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA).

Jiba and Mrwebi investigation: Terms of reference revealed

2018-11-09 19:44

The inquiry into the National Prosecuting Authority's Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi should probe whether they fulfilled their responsibilities as senior officials and complied with the Constitution and the National Prosecuting Authority Act.

Bonang Matheba didn't show up in court for a tax case – now she could face an arrest warrant

2018-09-27 14:41

And she's not alone. Soapie actor Rapulana Seiphemo appeared before the Special Commercial Crimes Court on Wednesday for missing tax returns dating back 2013.


Ramaphosa assures SA: Government is fixing NPA, SARS

2020-03-03 19:56

President Cyril Ramaphosa has assured South Africans that the government is taking steps to resurrect key institutions like the the National Prosecuting Authority and the South African Revenue Service.

DA: We will take deputy finance minister extortion claims to the Public Protector

2019-09-16 14:52

The Democratic Alliance intends to lodge a complaint with the Public Protector to investigate a report that Deputy Finance Minister David Masondo misused state resources in settling a personal matter.

AfriForum pushes NPA to decide on Malema prosecutions

2019-07-10 17:28

Lobby group AfriForum has vowed to go to court to force the National Prosecuting Authority to decide on the prosecution of EFF leader Julius Malema in three different criminal cases, including the On-Point Engineering tender scandal.

Ramaphosa appoints head of new NPA investigating unit

2019-05-17 15:15

President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Advocate Hermione Cronje as head of the new Investigating Directorate at the NPA. This unit will be located in the office of Shamila Batohi, the national director of public prosecutions.

ANALYSIS: Mokgoro findings give NPA a chance to get rid of a dark stain

2019-04-25 08:16

Like an ugly stain, the controversy around Deputy National Director of Public Prosecutions Nomgcobo Jiba and Special Director Lawrence Mrwebi has refused to disappear from the National Prosecuting Authority. Now it seems that stain is closer to being removed.

Former colleagues in Pietermaritzburg sing Batohi’s praises

2018-12-05 16:10

The country’s new National Director of Public Prosecutions, advocate Shamila Batohi, has made history yet again.

Shamila Batohi gets the hardest job in the republic

2018-12-04 20:00

Competing interests, political smokescreens and power struggles all come into play in our volatile political environment, where ANC battles have had such a corrosive effect on South Africa's institutions. Shamila Batohi has her work cut out for her.

The good, the bad and the ugly of the NDPP shortlist

2018-11-11 07:02

A panel assisting President Cyril Ramaphosa with appointing a new National Director of Public Prosecutions has published a shortlist of candidates. Mandy Wiener takes a look at the good, the bad and the ugly of the shortlist.

Jeff Radebe's oversight of NDPP appointment undermines its integrity

2018-10-23 08:09

President Cyril Ramaphosa has done all the right things to ensure that the selection of the new NDPP is as independent and objective as possible. Except for one thing, writes Mandy Wiener.

What ConCourt's NPA judgment didn't fix

2018-08-17 11:03

The NPA has pursued baseless cases against opponents of people in power and is losing its effectiveness. How much of this did the ConCourt's judgment fix, asks Cathleen Powell.

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