Following today’s judgment by Judge Aubrey Ledwaba in the spy tapes matter, we can once again celebrate the independence of our judiciary.
The judiciary has proven time and time again that where there are wrongdoings or excesses that they will act.
The De Lille Dossier which I tabled in Parliament led to two convictions of Schabir Shaik and Tony Yengeni and these very charges being laid against President Zuma.
Today’s judgment further vindicates the fact that the Seriti Commission was nothing but an instrument used by the ANC to investigate itself and to find the ANC not guilty.
His comrade in arms, Schabir Shaik who has already been found guilty must find solace in the fact that charges have been reinstated against President Zuma and Zuma must face an open court of law.
President Zuma must accept that he is not above the law.
STATEMENT BY THE CITY’S EXECUTIVE MAYOR, PATRICIA DE LILLE
Today, 28 April 2016, the City of Cape Town Council voted in favour of a motion which defends our Constitution.
Section 2 of our Constitution reads:
‘This Constitution is the supreme law of the Republic; law or conduct inconsistent with it is invalid, and the obligations imposed by it must be fulfilled’.
While it is the duty of each and every South African to defend the Constitution and for each of us to work together to build on the sacrifices made before us, this responsibility is heightened for those who have the honour of working as public servants.
According to the Constitution in Section 83, the President ‘must uphold, defend and respect the Constitution as the supreme law of the Republic’. On 31 March 2016, the Constitutional Court ruled that President Jacob Zuma failed in that very important duty. Continue reading
This from sport24.co.za:
Lloyd Burnard – Sport24
Cape Town – It has been a week in which transformation, or the lack thereof, has hogged South African headlines once more.
Everybody has an opinion, yet those opinions don’t always line up when what is a largely sensitive topic of discussion surfaces.
There are concerns over what can and can’t be said, what is politically correct and what is not, and the more that the topic is discussed the murkier the mechanisms of achieving the end goal become.
Even the end goal itself is unclear.
Are we striving to have every national side become accurately representative of the demographics of the country, without any exception or leniency?
Or is the end goal of transformation to ensure that every sports playing person in South Africa is given an equal opportunity to get to the top of his or her game, at which point the best will be chosen?
It appears that transformation is seeking to achieve both of those things, but identifying the best vehicle to facilitate a move towards those goals has been problematic.
At the April 19 portfolio committee meeting between SA Rugby and the Department of Sport and Recreation, SA Rugby provided feedback on their transformation progress in 2015.
According to their presentation, Western Province was the best performing of the 14 unions in terms of meeting transformation requirements.
What is their secret?
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