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Senior DPSA officials placed on precautionary suspension

Public Service and Administration Minister Faith Muthambi in a statement on Sunday announced that the department’s Chief Financial Officer, Masilo Makhura, and Deputy Director General: Administration, Linda Shange, have been placed on precautionary suspension. The two have been placed on suspension, effective from 13 October 2017, pending the finalisation of …

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DA  to report Minister Brown to the Public Protector and the Ethics Committee 

Democratic Alliance (DA) says it will write to the Public Protector, Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane to investigate Public Enterprises Minister, Lynne Brown’s role following R1, 2 million lucrative Eskom oil contract allegedly awarded to her lover and business associates. DA Shadow Minister of Public Enterprises Natasha Mazzone said in a statement …

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Cocaine worth R9M seized at OR Tambo

South African Revenue Service (SARS) Customs officials seized 30kg of cocaine estimated at close to R9-million in two separate incidents at OR Tambo International Airport on Friday. Sars said in a statement, In the first incident, collaboration between SARS Customs and the South African Police Service, led to the arrest …

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Media reports that Eskom inflated purchase of office chairs misleading

Eskom rejects as malicious and misleading, media reports that the Power Utility had “wildly-inflated contracts” for the purchase of its meeting room and office chairs. The electricity giant also dismissed suggestion as incorrect that the National Treasury had approved the purchase of only 500 chairs out of the 9 270 requested. …

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Spy Tapes: Zuma loses, South Africa wins, says DA

President Jacob Zuma will now face 783 charges of corruption, fraud and racketeering. This follows Judgement by the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Bloemfontein on Friday. Justice Eric Leach has dismissed an appeal by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and Zuma against North Gauteng High Court order which set aside …

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Six expelled “Fighters” lost a fight in court to protect their salaries

The South Gauteng High Court has dismissed with costs a case by six expelled Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) to stop Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) removing them from Mogale City Municipality. EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said in a statement on Thursday, the leadership decided to sack six of its nine councillors …

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Acting SABC appointments extended

Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo has extended the appointments of the three acting SABC executives as of today. The appointments of the Group Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operations Officer and the Chief Financial Officer were due to expire at midnight. The extension will apply until the vacancies are filled on a …

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New Eskom boss keen to perform his duties

Eskom’s new interim Group Chief Executive Sean Maritz has asked for space and time to focus on executing his duties as mandated by the power utility’s board with the support of Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown. In a statement on Thursday, Maritz said the executive management team remains focused on …

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Suspend Advocate Mkhwebane pending inquiry into her fitness to hold office, says DA

Democratic Alliance (DA) has on Wednesday called on President Jacob Zuma to suspend Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane from her position as Public Protector, pending Parliamentary inquiry into her fitness to hold office. DA Shadow Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development Glynnis Breytenbach said President Zuma was empowered to suspend Advocate Mkhwebane. …

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MDDA prioritises filling of key critical positions

Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo says the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) is working towards filling vacancies in order to improve governance and operational performance at the entity. The Minister said this when she led the presentation of the entity’s 2016/17 annual report at the Old Assembly on Tuesday. “MDDA …

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