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New Eskom board members announced

Government has announced the appointment of new board members at Eskom, as an immediate measure to strengthen governance and management at the parastatal. “The company has been facing several challenges, including a weak financial position, declining revenues and governance failures, which are threatening the sustainability of the company going forward. “As a result, government has decided on the following immediate …

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“Former” ANC MP convicted of fraud

Pretoria Specialised Commercial Court on Monday convicted three suspects for defrauding Land Bank of R6 million. The court found Philemon Radichaba Mohlahlane (62), Manyaba Rubben Mohlaloga (44) Dinga Rammy Nkhwashu (40) and Dingamanzi Ka Dinga (Inc.) of Masepula Dinga Attorneys firm guilty of defrauding the Land Bank in 2008. The accused have been found guilty of fraud and money laundering, which …

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Minister Dlamini must account for SABC R500 000″fluff” interview

Self-announced epileptic Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini confirmed she paid the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) an astounding R500 000 for an interview, among others to reject far reaching claims that she is a drunk. The department told SABC on Thursday that there is nothing unique about paying public broadcaster to host ministers in a bid to boost their profiles. …

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Fund case deferred to permit lawyers submit heads of argument

Pretoria Magistrates’ Court on Thursday postponed the trial of three former Department of Labour’s Compensation Fund, accused to have defrauded the entity thousands of rands to February 8. The matter has been deferred to permit legal advisors representing the accused to present their heads of argument. Maxwell Ramaphosa, Samuel Mfeleng and (Ms) Kgabo Johanna Methi are accused to have swindled the …

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Mbalula must give clarity about Mdluli’s golden handshake

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While on suspension as far back as seven years, Head of Crime Intelligence Richard Mdluli purportedly earned a whopping R8, 3 million. Following the announcement of his chopping on Wednesday, the former crime busting boss was guaranteed golden handshake. The National Police Commissioner, General Khehla Sitole  confirmed Mdluli was given early retirement, saying he meets all requirements related to his …

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Gupta brothers a flight risk, says DA

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has called on Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to make a prompt move to ensure borders and air terminals are on high alert to prevent the Gupta family from fleeing the country. “Following reports that warrants of arrest are being set up for at least one of the Gupta brothers and high-ranking politicians, our borders ought to …

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NPA pounce on Gupta brothers

Democratic Alliance (DA) on Monday welcomes the move by National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to serve Gupta brothers with the summons in a bid to preserve assets worth approximately R1.6 billion. The assets were allegedly gained through criminal activities. DA Shadow Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development Glynnis Breytenbach on Monday piled commends on Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) team under Advocate …

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ANC dedicates 2018 to Mandela, unity and economy

The governing party has declared 2018 as “100 Years of Nelson Mandela: The year of renewal, unity, and jobs”. This will see the African National Congress (ANC) holding celebrations to pay tribute to the former President, who would have turned 100 years this year had he lived. Mandela passed away on 5 December 2013. As such, the party will also …

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Failure to expel Zuma demonstrates Ramaphosa is business as usual

African National Congress (ANC) President Cyril Ramaphosa can’t oust “disrespected” head of State, Jacob Zuma in light of the fact that the ruling party comprises corrupt and narrow-minded leaders. Democratic Alliance (DA) National Spokesperson Phumzile Van Damme said in a statement on Thursday failure by Ramaphosa to fire Zuma demonstrates the party is unequipped for change. “Regardless of Zuma’s careless …

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Maynier lambasted, Steinhoff probe looms

The Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Finance, Yunus Carrim has on Thursday lambasted Democratic Alliance [DA] parliamentarian, claiming he is playing petty political posturing about issues of national importance following Steinhoff outrage. Carrim said it’s not proper that the hearings are being held at the request of DA’s David Maynier, as he claims. He added that Maynier’s political acting …

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