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Inquiry into Advocate Mkhwebane’s unfit to hold office

Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services on Tuesday resolved to agree to a request by Democratic Alliance (DA) to hold an inquiry into Adv Mkhwebane’s fitness to hold office. Committee chairperson Dr Mathole Motshekga proposed the matter be referred back to the speaker of the National Assembly, adding …

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NUM calls on Eskom to reinstate Dladla

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has called on Eskom to reinstate former acting CEO Jonny Dladla to his position. The Eskom Board announced on Friday it has removed Dladla and appointed Sean Maritz as the interim Group Chief Executive to ensure exposure. Eskom said the decision to rotate the …

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Due diligence process in place for SABC board appointments

The Presidency has expressed concern about the rumours and gossip in the media that continue to flourish with regards to the SABC Board appointments. The media is reporting that the appointments have not been made yet because President Jacob Zuma has certain preferences or “does not like” certain candidates or …

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Premature termination of SA weather service CEO great concern

The Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs has noted the irregular expenditure incurred by the SA Weather Service as a result of the premature termination of the employment of former Chief Executive Officer Dr Linda Makuleni. The Chairperson of the Committee Phillemon Mapulane said the hurried nature of Dr Makuleni’s exit …

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Khulubuse Zuma claims he is bankrupt

Khulubuse Zuma, former Director of the liquidated Aurora Empowerment Systems claims he is in serious financial trouble, saying he is aware that  he is facing sequestration because he didn’t comply with the terms of a repayment agreement entered into with the Aurora liquidators. He told Solidarity General Secretary Gideon Du …

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SABC media report misleading

Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo has noted a misleading report by The Times Newspaper regarding appointments at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). The Times report alleges that “President Zuma missed the deadline for appointing an SABC chief operating officer because none of the candidates met expectations”. “This is a highly …

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Minister Gigaba requests PIC to provide beneficiary list

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has requested the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) to provide a list of all its beneficiaries and the investments it has made, which he intends to make public. In a statement on Friday, the Minister expressed concern about the politicising of the PIC, which is one of …

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Pay back the money, says Eskom

Pressure on global consulting giant McKinsey has reached breaking point after Eskom moved to reclaim R1.6-billion in consulting fees paid as part of the controversial turnaround project, according to investigative journalism unit, amaBhungane. On Thursday night Eskom released a statement saying that it “sought McKinsey and Trillian’s cooperation” to have the R1-billion …

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Rotation in Eskom’s interim Group Chief Executive role

In an effort to embed organisational stability, it is imperative that the role of Eskom’s Group Chief Executive be permanently filled. The recruitment process will begin in due course. The Eskom Board has decided to rotate current executives in this role to ensure exposure. Johnny Dladla has occupied the role …

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