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#2 The Need for an Anti-Corruption Commission 13.03.20

It is often assumed that the main job of the office of the Public Protector is to fight corruption,
but the PP’s mandate is much broader than that. The National Prosecuting Authority and the
Hawks tend to respond only to specific complaints, and they both also have many other tasks
to attend to. In any event, as our recent history shows, these institutions cannot always be
relied upon to tackle the complex and politicised world of corruption effectively. For some time,
therefore, activists have been calling for South Africa to set up a dedicated, independent AntiCorruption Commission, or Integrity Commission, possibly with the same constitutional status
as the other Chapter 9 Institutions. Join us to discuss what such a body should look like, what
its mandate should be, and who should serve on it.

SPEAKERS: Paul Hoffman SC Director, Accountability Now
Lawson Naidoo Executive Secretary, Council for the Advancement of the SA
Constitution (CASAC)

#1 Violence Against Children

This is the first podcast of CPLO, the Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office based in Cape Town, South Africa.

ln light of the ground-breaking 2019 The Constitutional Court of South Africa ruling that the common-law defence of reasonable and moderate parental chastisement was indefensible, we decided convene a panel on violence against children which took place on 28th November 2019.

The speakers were:

Shanaaz Mathews who Directs the Children’s Institute at the University of Cape Town, Carol Bower, a Child Rights Consultant, Divya Naidoo from Save the Children South Africa and Isabel Magaya who works at the Centre for Child Law.

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