A senate hearing has produced yet more damning evidence about the ‘car park rorts’ affair.
There has been growing discontent with many local authorities and calls by concerned citizens for the municipalities to be dissolved.
Kimi Makwetu embodied the values of integrity, selflessness, humility and hard work. He steadfastly believed in the South African constitution.
The draft public procurement bill makes room for confidentiality without defining it and limiting its use to narrow circumstances. This leaves the door wide open to abuse.
Scott Morrison’s response to Christine Holgate’s evidence before Senate estimates has show the government can respond to integrity issues, if it wants to.
A strong ICAC – unlike the body the federal government is proposing – would have had the power to properly and impartially investigate the “sports rorts” affair.
South Africa’s local governments lack a clear separation of legislative and executive powers.
Nearly a third of South Africa’s municipalities are not financially viable.
The huge hype ahead of the vote of no confidence in President Zuma made the result anti-climactic. However, the fact that the motion was defeated by only a 21 vote margin is unprecedented.