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.

Constitutional Court strikes a blow for criminal justice system

2018-08-14 15:18

The decision by the Constitutional Court nullifying former president Jacob Zuma’s appointment of the country’s prosecutions boss three years ago closes an unhappy chapter in the country’s recent past, writes Pierre de Vos.

Abrahams has no other choice but to charge Zuma

2018-03-16 13:47

If Abrahams had any shred of decency, he would have waited for the Constitutional Court to rule whether he should be in his job before making the announcement. But he is too arrogant for that, writes Adriaan Basson.

Appoint Thuli Madonsela as new NDPP

2017-12-10 07:54

Madonsela's credentials are impeccable, she has been hardened to the rigors of chapter 9 leadership, and she would be the people's favourite.

'Audacious' NPA ruling SA's early Christmas present - critics

2017-12-08 15:43

While critics have lauded a court decision ordering NPA head Shaun Abrahams to vacate his post, President Jaocb Zuma had already indicated that he intends to appeal and his co-respondents could follow suit.

NPA drops Symington 'SARS hostage' case

2017-11-08 22:00

The National Prosecuting Authority will not be pursuing a case against four Hawks members accused of holding SARS legal expert Vlok Symington hostage in 2016.

Zuma corruption charges: Time to draw a line in the sand

2017-10-17 08:22

Through its inaction, the judiciary runs the risk of being viewed by the citizenry as condoning Zuma’s efforts to avoid justice, writes Max du Preez.

EDITORIAL: How about that day in court?

2017-10-15 06:19

The current appeasement strategy being pursued by elements of the NPA is not something President Zuma would be able to call on at a future time, irrespective of who the president will be.

NPA still undecided on charging Zuma

2017-09-09 22:28

The National Prosecuting Authority claims that it has not abandoned processing corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma, adding that it is investigating a previous decision not to prosecute the president and has reinstated some of the charges that were dropped.

What the law says about AfriForum’s private prosecutions unit

2017-02-02 10:40

The future of AfriForum's private prosecutions unit depends on one single question: does it have the right to institute a private prosecution, writes Jamil Mujuzi.


ConCourt ruling a chance for South Africa to reboot

2018-08-16 16:18

An outstanding appointment as NDPP who can turn the NPA around will move South Africa back onto the constitutional path, writes Serjeant at the Bar.

Founder of Power FM Given has taken leave from work after arrest

2018-07-18 11:58

NPA is looking into a matter of alleged domestic violence against Given Mkhari

Court ruling gives a glimpse of life under Ramaphosa

2017-12-11 10:15

If Ramaphosa were to become the president, he would certainly have to bring to an end the frivolous litigation that government, particularly Zuma's executive, has embarked on, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Battle over Abrahams’ exit

2017-12-10 05:53

While the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) insists that its national director Shaun Abrahams remains in his job, civil society bodies who beat him in court this week are taking their fight to the next level.

Abrahams a 'lighty' next to judges who say Zuma must be prosecuted

2017-12-01 10:51

Eight judges have concluded that President Zuma should be prosecuted. Individually and collectively, they are all far more experienced in the law than the man with the final say: Shaun Abrahams, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

NPA finalising decision on Bosasa, correctional services corruption case

2017-11-07 13:06

The NPA has confirmed it is "finalising" a decision on whether to prosecute Bosasa executives and former civil servants for corruption at the Department of Correctional Services.

Zuma's lawyer deserves the Order of Ikhamanga

2017-10-16 09:04

President Jacob Zuma wants to catch the wave of controversy surrounding KPMG to avoid his day in court. It's convenient. And desperate, writes Adriaan Basson.

What will the Book of Jacob say?

2017-09-17 06:06

Just a few hours after he had conceded through his lawyers that the NPA’s decision in 2009 to drop charges against him was irrational, President Jacob Zuma threatened to write a book, writes Mondli Makhanya.

How South Africa can stop political interference in who gets prosecuted

2017-06-27 10:11

Could a separate prosecuting body assigned only to political cases be the answer to South Africa's compromised National Prosecuting Authority, asks Jameelah Omar.

Useless Abrahams being fed to the wolves

2016-11-16 10:58

Shaun Abrahams has fallen out with his political bosses because he has become useless, if not a hindrance, to the grand plan to prosecute Finance Minsiter Pravin Gordhan, writes Ralph Mathekga.

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