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/ 9 November 2007

Advocate named to head Cape Town spy probe

Cape Town mayor Helen Zille has named a replacement advocate to conduct an official probe into the city’s spy affair. The first person she chose for the job, advocate Geoff Budlender, withdrew over a possible conflict of interest. Zille has now asked advocate Josie Jordaan of the Cape Bar to lead the inquiry.

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/ 5 November 2007

Advocate will no longer head Cape Town ‘spy’ probe

Advocate Geoff Budlender will not be conducting the investigation into the City of Cape Town’s ”spy” affair, mayor Helen Zille announced on Monday. ”It has come to my attention that advocate Geoffrey Budlender previously provided advice to the legal adviser of the speaker regarding a potential interdict of councillor [Badih] Chaaban,” she said.

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/ 12 March 2008

Govt reluctant to probe Rath, court told

The Department of Health has shown a decided lack of enthusiasm for investigating the activities of vitamin entrepreneur Matthias Rath, the Cape High Court was told on Wednesday. ”The government has failed completely in its … duties to protect the health of the public,” said Geoff Budlender, advocate for the Treatment Action Campaign.

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/ 29 October 2004

Judging the judges

If the supporters of Geoff Budlender, director of the Legal Resources Centre, left the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) hearings in Cape Town this week feeling their candidate had been harshly treated, perhaps they should meet Judge John Motata and advocate Majake Mabesele.