Quote of the week

Regard must be had to the higher standard of conduct expected from public officials, and the number of falsehoods that have been put forward by the Public Protector in the course of the litigation.  This conduct included the numerous “misstatements”, like misrepresenting, under oath, her reliance on evidence of economic experts in drawing up the report, failing to provide a complete record, ordered and indexed, so that the contents thereof could be determined, failing to disclose material meetings and then obfuscating the reasons for them and the reasons why they had not been previously disclosed, and generally failing to provide the court with a frank and candid account of her conduct in preparing the report. The punitive aspect of the costs order therefore stands.

KHAMPEPE J and THERON J
Public Protector v South African Reserve Bank (CCT107/18) [2019] ZACC 29 (22 July 2019)
23 December 2007

Gone fishing (sort of)

I can’t imagine why anyone would sit at the water waiting for a fish to bite into a fish hook and then reeling in that fish and taking out the hook and then having to slaughter it and clean it before eating it. I prefer my fish with wasabi at the Japanese Restaurant so I do not have to confront the horrors of eating dead animals. So I won’t be off fishing.

I will, however, be on holiday, so I will probably not be updating the blog or if I do, won’t do so regularly for the next while. For all readers of this Blog, enjoy your holidays and whatever you do, give somebody you love a big hug.

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