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  1. Lubbe targeted black firms – new evidence

    Date: 28 Jun 2019
    DESPITE Mpati Commission evidence leader advocate Jannie Lubbe&rsquo;s claims that he never prejudiced black-owned companies, new evidence has emerged suggesting he may have done so in a different letter to the one he tabled before the commission last week. <span id="artObjectWrap" class="art-object art-mainimage" style="he... See full details

  2. Jiba to take Mokgoro on

    Date: 28 Jun 2019
    Her lawyer Majavu says his client will challenge findings of the inquiry FORMER acting National Director of Public Prosecutions Nomgcobo Jiba is heading back to court to fight President Cyril Ramaphosa&rsquo;s decision to fire her and ex-special director of public prosecutions Lawrence Mrwebi. Jiba&rsquo;s lawyer Zola Majavu yester... See full details

  3. Lesufi ‘fails rape victim’

    Date: 28 Jun 2019
    THE GAUTENG Education Department has been accused of ignoring the rape allegations by an Orange Farm learner &ldquo;because she is a poor orphan&rdquo;. AfriForum claims that when the 14-year-old learner from Aha-Thuto Secondary School reported the alleged rape committed by a teacher at the school last year, it was swept... See full details

  4. Another licensing official bust

    Date: 28 Jun 2019
    Arrest at Howick station brings total to 95 around the country in past financial year AT LEAST 95 officials from licensing departments around the country have been arrested on suspicion of fraud and corruption in the past financial year. This is according to the national traffic anti-corruption unit of the Road... See full details

  5. Blame laid on Myeni’s adviser

    Date: 28 Jun 2019
    FORMER SAA board chairperson Dudu Myeni&rsquo;s personal adviser Masotsha Mngadi, has been named as the brains behind the controversial R49million cancellation fee that the national carrier was forced to fork out when it terminated its 2016 contract with BNP Capital. BNP Capital director Daniel Mahlangu was yesterday tes... See full details

  6. Urgent meeting on R50m tender scandal

    Date: 28 Jun 2019
    THE Lesedi Local Municipality in Gauteng will convene an urgent council meeting following growing allegations that one of its senior officials awarded a R50million security tender without following tender regulations. The municipality, under mayor Lerato Maloka, was faced with protest action from local residents in Heide... See full details

  7. Protector to decide on Ramaphosa donation

    Date: 28 Jun 2019
    President meets deadline on Bosasa&rsquo;s probe of funding for his 2017 ANC presidential campaign THE BALL is now in Public Protector advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane&rsquo;s court to decide on the controversial R500000 donation President Cyril Ramaphosa received from embattled facilities management company Bosasa. <p... See full details

  8. Picketers try to storm City Hall

    Date: 28 Jun 2019
    TWO factions of the South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco) have come out with opposing positions on the matter of suspended eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede. One faction wants her back as mayor, while another says it stands with &ldquo;victims of her alleged corruption&rdquo;, and don&rsquo;t support her. <... See full details

  9. Tzaneen cops bust dagga, mushrooms ‘manufacturer’

    Date: 27 Jun 2019
    File picture: SAPS Twitter Major-General Jan Scheepers applauded the police for their commitment to the fight against the spread of illegal drugs in the province. As pa... See full details

  10. SA’s rotten towns are getting worse

    Date: 27 Jun 2019
    Only 18 municipalities out of 278 received a clean audit, Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu said, with 63 municipalities regressing, while 22 improved. Intimidation, outright threats, refusal to comply with relevant legislation, and ignoring advice from auditors by local government had resulted in an overall regression in municipal perfo... See full details

  11. R25 billion wasted

    Date: 27 Jun 2019
    Municipalities in a mess, auditor-general to hold mayors, municipal managers to account AUDITOR-GENERAL Kimi Makwetu has painted a grim picture of financial mismanagement in the country&rsquo;s 257 municipalities, saying accountability continued to deteriorate while irregular expenditure still remained high. Ye... See full details

  12. AYO ‘not privy’ to processes at PIC

    Date: 27 Jun 2019
    AYO TECHNOLOGY Solutions (AYO) is not privy to the processes within the Public Investment Corporation (PIC), according to the tech company&rsquo;s chairperson, Dr Wallace Mgoqi. Mgoqi made this statement after reports that executives at the PIC, which has a R4.3 billion investment in AYO, were allegedly facing disciplinary action for their involvement in the AYO transaction. Acc... See full details

  13. Police seek suspected hit man

    Date: 27 Jun 2019
    THE hunt for the man who allegedly assassinated Joburg businessman Riyaad &ldquo;Riccardo&rdquo; Diedricks in Newtown this week is on. Police confirmed that they were looking for a coloured man who is believed to have gunned down Diedricks on Tuesday morning as he was about to walk into his firm, B2B Consultants, in Quin... See full details

  14. Malusi Gigaba was ‘facilitator for Guptas at SAA’

    Date: 26 Jun 2019
    Sizakele Mzimela, former SAA CEO and current acting CEO for SA Express, at the Commission of Inquiry int... See full details

  15. War of words erupts over money laundering and Ramaphosa’s campaign

    Date: 25 Jun 2019
    DA leader Mmusi Maimane and his wife Natalie on the red carpet ahead of the June 20, 2019 state of the nation add... See full details

  16. New Scopa chair talks tough, wants prosecutions

    Date: 25 Jun 2019
    &lsquo;We need to enforce consequence management and ensure that people get punished,&rsquo; said Mkhuleko Hlengwa. The newly appointed chair of the parliamentary select committee on public accounts (Scopa) Mkhuleko Hlengwa has vowed to crack the whip to ensure that state officials account for every cent spent, otherwise they will f... See full details

  17. Hanging of children by parent despicable – Limpopo MEC Rakgoale

    Date: 25 Jun 2019
    The incident was allegedly the result of a domestic squabble between the man and the children&rsquo;s mother. Limpopo MEC for social development Nkakareng Rakgoale said yesterday she was disturbed by the rate of domestic violence claiming the lives of people in Limpopo and beyond the province&rsquo;s borders. The MEC said th... See full details

  18. Zama zamas try their luck, hit R14bn a year gold bonanza

    Date: 25 Jun 2019
    Zama zama mining, worth billions of rands, is the biggest source of illicit gold in Africa, with tons exported to Dubai, says a new report. SA&rsquo;s illegal mining industry, operated by zama zamas or illegal gold miners, was one of the most lucrative with an output of more than R14 billion a year, according to a recent report.... See full details

  19. Sarb dragged into global fraud scandal

    Date: 25 Jun 2019
    THE SA Reserve Bank (Sarb) has been dragged into a multibillion-rand international corruption scandal following a lengthy imprisonment slapped on a senior executive from a company contracted to the central bank. SICPA, a Swiss-based company which provides security features such as ink to South Africa&rsquo;s currency, is... See full details

  20. TROUBLE FOR PIC EVIDENCE LEADER (Part 1)

    Date: 25 Jun 2019
    He called asset manager to private meetingTHE MPATI Commission of Inquiry into alleged impropriety at the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) heard yesterday how its evidence leader, advocate Jannie Lubbe, had summoned the asset manager&rsquo;s suspended acting chief executive, Matshepo More, to a private meeting to give her &ldquo;fatherly advice&rdquo;. This was after concerns w... See full details

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