FOURTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PROCEDURE AND THE JOURNAL OF ANTI-CORRUPTION LAW
Keywords:Conference, Criminal justice and procedure, National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), NPA, Corruption, Human rights, Director of Public Prosecutions, South Africa
Thank you for inviting me to open this conference. I am privileged to be here. The conference programme contains some timely and important discussions that we should have. I therefore hope to participate in some of the discussions which will take place in the parallel sessions of this conference.
Before I proceed with my address, I would like to mention the late Professor Lovell Fernandez, one of the founders of the Journal of Anti-Corruption Law and a member of the Department: Criminal Justice and Procedure. I met him in 1999 when he supported South Africa’s first National Director of Public Prosecutions, Mr Bulelani Ngcuka, whom I worked for at the time. I was an office assistant then to the National Director of Public Prosecutions. This was more than 30 years ago. I recall that Professor Fernandez provided important strategic support to the National Prosecuting Authority. He led the drafting process of the National Prosecuting Authority’s first prosecution policy. To my dismay, the policy has not undergone significant amendment since then.
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