New democratic government should not have been held liable for apartheid regime’s debt: human rights lawyer

Siphe Macanda | Times Live | 03 February 2018 | The five-day People’s Tribunal on Economic Crimes kicked off on Saturday at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg with human rights lawyer Charles Abrahams as the first witness making a presentation on apartheid state secrets. Firing the first salvo‚ he condemned the fact that the “new” South…

People’s Tribunal To Open Floodgates On Capture, Corruption And Economic Crime

Marc Davies | Huffington Post ZA | 02 February 2018 | The public hearings on economic crimes in South Africa will be an important moment in the country’s history, says adjudicator Yasmin Sooka. Crimes of the “rich, powerful and politically well-connected” in South Africa, beginning Saturday, will come under intensified scrutiny as civil society groups…