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BOKAMOSO | In the 21st century, corruption shouldn’t be this easy.

With so many blows raining on the Zupta state capture project, one could be forgiven for expecting it to be on its knees, with the looters beating a hasty retreat. The fightback includes: the incriminating GuptaLeaks; Bell Pottinger’s demise; KPMG, McKinsey and SAP in the firing line; global media coverage; the Supreme Court of Appeal judgement…

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BOKAMOSO | Does South Africa need SAA?

There is an ongoing debate about whether or not a country should own an airline. Many countries do so for national pride. Like many, I am proud of SAA as a national carrier. It is one of the oldest airlines in the world still operating. But it is simply wrong that poor South Africans are…

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BOKAMOSO | State capture: SA must build a culture of individual accountability

Strong institutions require individual accountability, and they require strong individuals who can effect accountability. Ask KPMG, which is now under heavy fire for enabling and benefitting from state capture. They’ve learnt this lesson, but it may be too late. Their formal systems were slow to hold individual decision makers responsible, and now the entire organisation…

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BOKAMOSO | SA needs a Public Protector, not a Zupta Protector

This week, the DA took the decision to motivate for the removal of Busisiwe Mkhwebane as Public Protector. We believe this is in the best interests of the people of South Africa who, more than ever before in our democracy, need protection from a highly corrupt state. Sadly, Mkhwebane has chosen to side with, rather…

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BOKAMOSO | Poverty: SA’s 30 million poor need a new beginning

Of all the sad things we’ve learnt this year, surely the saddest news came on Tuesday, when Pali Lehohla, our Statistician General, told us that absolute poverty is on the rise in South Africa, and that our children are suffering more than any other group. This is our clearest call to action yet. Each passing…

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BOKAMOSO | Two speeches by Mmusi Maimane

This week the Leader of the DA, Mmusi Maimane, delivered two important speeches that we recommend for your reading. We do not wish to include the full text of the speeches here, so below follows a brief description of each speech, with a link to the full text. We hope you enjoy them.  Have a…

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