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)
24 December 2008

Happy holidays

I would like to wish the readers of this Blog a happy holiday. Thanks for your support over the past year. Without you this Blog would have been far less lively and thought provoking. Many of you have taught me new things this year and even if you did not, I enjoyed sparring with you. I hope you all have a great 2009, filled with love, light and blessings. Viva the Constitution! Viva democracy! Viva freedom of speech!

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