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According to the long title of the Act, its purpose is: It reflects a tension that often exists between the need on the part of government to confront threats to the democratic state, and the obligation on it to do so in a manner that respects the values of the Constitution.
One aspect of crime which requires special investigative measures relates to corruption and unlawful conduct involving state institutions, state property and public money. Very often, such conduct is perpetrated by public servants and state officials.
The experience of other countries suggests that the investigation of conduct of this nature requires special measures beyond the routine investigations conducted by conventional law enforcement agencies.
They undermine the constitutional commitment to human dignity, the achievement of equality and the advancement of human rights and freedoms. They are the antithesis of the open, accountable, democratic government required by the Constitution.
If allowed to go unchecked and unpunished they will pose a serious threat to our democratic state. There can be no quarrel with the purpose sought to be achieved by the Act, or the importance of that purpose.
That purpose must, however, be pursued in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution. The appeal in the present case depends upon whether this has been done. The background  In March the President, acting under the provisions of the Act, established a special investigating unit SIUwhich is the second respondent in this appeal.
For the moment, it is sufficient to say that the SIU has extensive powers including powers to investigate Was the heath government a total of corruption, maladministration and unlawful or improper conduct which is damaging to State institutions, or which may cause serious harm to the interests of the public or any category thereof and to take proceedings to recover losses that the state may have suffered in consequence thereof.
It contends that the investigative powers vested in the second respondent by the Act are highly intrusive, that the exercise of such powers against any of its attorney members would constitute an invasion of their privacy, and would cause irreparable damage to their professional reputation.
Although the appellant denies that any of its members has ever acted unlawfully or improperly in connection with amounts received by them on behalf of their clients in respect of compensation from the Road Accident Fund RAFit says that it has ascertained that the SIU is soliciting complaints against some of its members to enable the unit to investigate the way they deal with RAF claims.
It asked for an order declaring certain provisions of the Act to be inconsistent with the Constitution. Further, the appellant asked for orders reviewing and setting aside the proclamation under which the first respondent was appointed and the proclamation under which allegations concerning personal injury lawyers were referred to the second respondent for investigation.
Other relief not relevant to this appeal was also claimed. The first and second respondents indicated in the High Court that they took a neutral stand in the matter, and that they would abide the decision of that Court. They have made no representations to this Court.
The third and fourth respondents opposed the appeal.
The issues  In the High Court the third and fourth respondents the respondents raised a number of preliminary issues. They disputed the standing of the appellant to claim the relief sought by it and they contended that the application was premature. They also contended that the appellant lacked the capacity to litigate because it had more than 20 members, was an association formed for the purpose of carrying on a business for the acquisition of gain by its members, and in contravention of the Companies Act 61 of  was not registered as a company under that Act.
The preliminary objections were dismissed by Coetzee AJ. In the circumstances there is no need to say anything more about this. Before considering these contentions it will be convenient to set out the scheme of the Act and the provisions relevant to this appeal.
The scheme and relevant provisions of the Act  The President is empowered by the Act  to establish an SIU for the purpose of investigating allegations of maladministration or unlawful or improper conduct on any of the grounds specified in section 2 2 of the Act. The grounds referred to in sub-section 2 are any alleged: The ST may make any order which it deems appropriate to give effect to its decision.
The ST functions in the same way as a court according to rules made by its President. The SIU is currently engaged in investigations into approximately organs of state said to involve cases.
The investigations extend over all 9 provinces and include 12 national investigations. Very substantial sums of money, amounting in all to about R3 billion are said to be at stake. As head of the unit the first respondent is required to perform executive functions.
He is responsible for the appointment of the staff of the unit  who may include officers seconded from the public service. As head of the unit he may also refer matters to the Public Protector  and to the state attorney or a State institution for the institution of legal proceedings against any person, if during the course of an investigation information comes to his attention which in his opinion justifies the institution of such proceedings by a State institution.
Any such order has to be confirmed by the ST within 48 hours. The former refers to terms that the parties intended but failed to express in the language of the contract, and the latter, to terms implied by law.
Counsel were unable to refer us to any authority for such a proposition and Mr Marcus who appeared for the respondents placed no reliance on it.Was the Heath government a total failure?
It is undoubtedly true that during Heath’s time in office, , he faced many difficulties, many of them at the hands of the Trade Unions, which made his time in government difficult to make any progress.
Heath, Ohio detailed profile. According to our research of Ohio and other state lists there were 16 registered sex offenders living in Heath, Ohio as of November 17, The ratio of number of residents in Heath to the number of sex offenders is to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.
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