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  1. Personal info leak: NCR joins probe

    Date: 23 Oct 2017
    29% of leaked records appeared to be that of children and teenagers. The National Credit Regulator (NCR) has now also joined the investigation into the massive tranche of South Africans’ personal data which was leaked onto the internet. While the owner of the server appears to be Jigsaw Holdings, how and why the huge c... See full details

  2. Details: The capture of Home Affairs

    Date: 23 Oct 2017
    The e-mails also reveal the involvement of Department of Home Affairs director of immigration Ronney Marhule. The list of people at the Department of Home Affairs involved in making space for foreign workers to fill jobs begins with Thamsanqa Msomi, a Denel board member, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba&rsquo;s &ldquo;adviser.&rdquo;<... See full details

  3. ‘ANC no longer party of Mandela, it can’t get SA back on track’

    Date: 23 Oct 2017
    Corruption is a cancer in South Africa because it steals from the country&rsquo;s most important resources. The ANC is no longer the party of Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo and instead has become a party of looting and extreme patronage, Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane, pictured, says. He was speaking at the party&... See full details

  4. Firms with foreigners doing work incompatible with visas can be fined

    Date: 23 Oct 2017
    Institute for Race Relations CEO Frans Cronje said it was always a good thing to attract highly skilled migrants, particularly those who start businesses. The head of immigration at Immigration & Business Solutions, Sue-Allan Mehl, told The Citizen there was a serious skills shortage in South Africa in a number of fields. Yet it seems from the Gupta e-mails that the Departme... See full details

  5. War on school predators

    Date: 23 Oct 2017
    Province pulls out all stops to halt the abuse AS THE Gauteng Department of Education sets about implementing stringent measures to vet school safety patrollers, the police arrested a bus driver for allegedly sexually assaulting a pupil. The latest arrest has apparently provided further evidence that the war on... See full details

  6. Campaign to find missing Carrim

    Date: 23 Oct 2017
    ANTI-CRIME activist Yusuf Abramjee has launched a social media campaign with a day count to appeal for the safe release of kidnapped businessman, Omar Carrim. The 76-year-old Pretoria businessman was kidnapped on August 3 after leaving his company, Home Hyper City, in Pretoria. Carrim&rsquo;s car was found abandoned near... See full details

  7. NPA, Hawks are still silent on graft

    Date: 23 Oct 2017
    No response to high-profile academic&rsquo;s letter WORLD-renowned scientist Professor Salim Abdool Karim has appealed to the National Prosecuting Authority and the Hawks to do their jobs in terms of the constitution and its enabling legislation to act against corruption. At the beginning of this month, Karim wrote to National Director of Public Prosecutio... See full details

  8. Zuma met Russians, was ‘warned’ before Cabinet reshuffle – report

    Date: 22 Oct 2017
    The surprise Cabinet reshuffle which took place last week was the result of President Jacob Zuma ceding to pressure from a Russian group of police, officials and intelligence operatives. Former state security minister and now head of the energy portfolio, David Mahlobo is understood to be the &lsquo;eyes and ears&rsquo; of the Russi... See full details

  9. Jordaan aware of rape allegations, says he will respond soon

    Date: 22 Oct 2017
    With a week of silence having passed since Jordaan was accused of rape 24-years ago, he says he will respond and that the media can &lsquo;write whatever they like.&rsquo; The soccer boss was approached at a Safa event to comment on allegations of rape by two women yesterday, however he declined to give a statement, saying he will r... See full details

  10. Zuma’s days of avoiding his day in court may be over

    Date: 22 Oct 2017
    THE DAYS of President Jacob Zuma delaying prosecution against himself on a litany of corruption charges seem to be all but over. After almost a decade of evading court, he now has until November 30 to make representations to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) as to why he should not stand trial for the 783 criminal... See full details

  11. Have your personal details been leaked online?

    Date: 22 Oct 2017
    Some of the millions of hacked identity profiles that an Australian web security expert has discovered belong to South African children. This is according to new analysis by Troy Hunt, who first revealed the massive database leak that contained the privat details of millions of South Africans, on Tuesday. "I was pretty stunned to see that 19% of the records in there are apparent... See full details

  12. Peter Hain calls for UK to probe ‘illicit billions’

    Date: 22 Oct 2017
    ANC PRESIDENTIAL candidate Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma said she had no knowledge of allegations of financial misconduct and illicit financial flow but &ldquo;welcomed any efforts that would contribute to address any and all illicit flows in their entirety&rdquo;. South African-born Lord Peter Hain has asked the British finance minister, Chancello... See full details

  13. Jordaan maintains his silence on singer Ferguson’s rape claim

    Date: 22 Oct 2017
    SAFA boss Danny Jordaan is yet to respond to rape allegations levelled against him by singer and for mer ANC MP Jennifer Ferguson. Ferguson broke her silence about the alleged sexual assault after 24 years on Wednesday, claiming the for mer Nelson Mandela Bay mayor violated her at a Holiday Inn in Port Elizabeth in 1993.... See full details

  14. KPMG inquiry to last 18 months

    Date: 22 Oct 2017
    Auditors&rsquo; board to probe State capture allegations THE Inde pendent Regulatory Board of Auditors investigation into KPMG&rsquo;s role in the Gupta state capture allegations could take about 18 months to complete. This was confirmed by IRBA spokesperson Lorraine van Schalkwyk yesterday after Independent Media asked the board w... See full details

  15. Pondoland leader to battle toll road alone in court

    Date: 22 Oct 2017
    IT WAS the proverbial case of David taking on Goliath, with the leader of the Baleni community in Pondoland taking on the lone battle to fight the multibillion-rand controversial N2 Wild Coast toll road, which is meant to connect major cities in the Eastern Cape. The fierce Singegugu Zukulu is adamant that he will not be... See full details

  16. Koko and Eskom evidence leader have business links – report

    Date: 20 Oct 2017
    When asked if the transaction was a conflict of interest, Matsaung reportedly said the media should stop distracting black lawyers who struggle to get business from government. The lawyer leading evidence at the disciplinary hearing of Matshela Koko owns shares in a firm Eskom had p... See full details

  17. Jordaan nowhere to be seen or heard as second woman alleges rape

    Date: 20 Oct 2017
    The former Nelson Mandela Bay mayor is yet to respond to allegations of rape, which have now come from two women. By Friday, two days after former ANC MP and singer Jennifer Ferguson wrote about her experience of sexual assault at the hands of Safa president Danny Jordaan, he has not been available to comment on the serious allegati... See full details

  18. 'House of horrors’ was so filthy that a rat suffocated, court hears

    Date: 20 Oct 2017
    Clinical psychologist says there were filthy pots in the kitchen and a suffocated rat stuck in a chutney bottle. The Springs &ldquo;house of horrors&rdquo; was so filthy that a rat suffocated while trying to get into a chutney bottle, the High Court in Pretoria has heard. Clinical psychologist Prof Gerard Labuschagne yesterd... See full details

  19. FBI eyes embattled firms KPMG, McKinsey

    Date: 20 Oct 2017
    The US authorities believe that there was possible violation of the country&rsquo;s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. It doesn&rsquo;t rain but pours for international audit firm KPMG and global consultancy McKinsey as the US Federation Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has opened an investigation into the role of the two in fraudulent act... See full details

  20. Jobs for pals scandal rocks Joburg

    Date: 20 Oct 2017
    City&rsquo;s finance MMC fingered in tender AJOBS and tender for pals scandal has rocked the City of Joburg&rsquo;s finance department, casting a dark cloud over the DA administration&rsquo;s clean governance undertaking. Allegations have emerged that the member of the mayoral committee (MMC) for finance was &l... See full details

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