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PUBLIC PROTECTOR’S REPORT ON PHALA PHALA LEAVES MANY QUESTIONS UNANSWERED

On 30 June, Acting Public Protector (APP) Adv Kholeka Gcaleka released her final report on allegations that President Ramaphosa had violated the executive ethics code in connection with the theft at his Phala Phala farm in February 2020. The Report, issued in terms of Section 182(1)(b) of the Constitution, cleared President Ramaphosa of any wrongdoing.

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NXESI PROMISES NUANCE IN EMPLOYMENT EQUITY

A “ground-breaking” settlement reached yesterday between Employment & Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi and trade union Solidarity states that “affirmative action shall be applied in a nuanced way… and the economically active population (EAP) statistics will only be one of the many factors that will be taken into account in the compliance analysis of affirmative action in any workplace”.

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THE CHALLENGES FACING OUR YOUTH

This “Youth Day” asks us to recognise the immense potential of the youth – as a collective body in our society, but also in light of the many obstacles that hinder their possibilities and progress.

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NHI BILL WILL DESTROY HEALTH CARE IN SOUTH AFRICA

On Tuesday 13 June 2023, the first house of Parliament, the National Assembly, passed the controversial National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill that will do nothing more than ensure all South Africans receive an equal share of a failed public health care system.

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DON’T TEAR UP THE CONTRACT: CALL THE DELINQUENTS TO ACCOUNT!

In his recent articles on the Constitution, Prof Koos Malan expresses the view that those of us who supported the constitutional transformation of South Africa between 1989 and 1996 were motivated by some kind of liberal-religious delusion. Dave Steward, Chairman of the FW de Klerk Foundation, responds.

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