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Kingon is SARS acting Commissioner

Mark Kingon has been appointed the new acting commissioner for the South African Revenue Service (SARS), the Treasury announced on Tuesday morning. Kingon was the acting chief officer of business and individual taxes division at SARS. His appointment follows the immediate suspension of SARS Commissioner Tom Moyane on Monday night by President …

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Cele calls for discipline in the new police unit

Trigger-happy law enforcement officers, taking bribes and political connection won’t be tolerated in the South African Police Service, warned Police Minister Bheki Cele. Minister Cele issued a stern warning during the launch of the new Public Order Policing (POP) Reserve Unit. In a statement on Friday, Cele said his department …

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EFF and DA celebrate the decision to prosecute Zuma

Opposition Parties on Friday hurled a murmur of relief following the hotly anticipated announcement to reinstate charges against former President Jacob Zuma. This is a sequel to almost a decade-long legal tussle waged by opposition parties to throw defiant former President Zuma in the dock to answer criminal indictment. National …

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ANC visits ZCC headquaters

As a major aspect of its revolutionary pilgrimage to seek spiritual wisdom, the African National Congress (ANC) National officials led by the party’s President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday visited Zion Christian Church (ZCC) in Moria, outside Polokwane in Limpopo. Moria is the spiritual centre, and headquarters of the ZCC. ANC …

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SABC forked out R22 million on Motsoeneng’s legal fees

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has spent over R22 million to pay for the legal expenses of its former Chief Operating Officer, Hlaudi Motsoeneng. In a reply to Democratic Alliance (DA) parliamentary question on Thursday, former Communications Minister, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, reveals that the SABC has since 2013 paid a …

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Myeni, Zuma, and Guptas summonses to “haul” them before Parliament

Former South African Airways board chair Dudu Myeni, Duduzane Zuma, and the Gupta siblings will be summoned to show up before Parliament to give testimony to the financial bungle at state-owned enterprises. The Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises said in a statement on Tuesday issuing of summons is the final …

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Jacob Zuma spent R15.3 million to evade prison

Democratic Alliance (DA) has called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to help to recoup R15, 3 million in taxpayers money. “In a letter received by DA on Tuesday, the State Attorney has uncovered the Presidency has burned through R15 300 250 of public money over the past 9 years on the …

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Guptas and Myeni blatant Committee mishandle

Neither the Guptas nor Dudu Myeni will show up before the Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises’ Inquiry into State Capture on Tuesday as scheduled. Democratic Alliance (DA) Shadow Minister of Public Enterprises Natasha Mazzone said the Guptas have flown the coop and are not in South Africa. Myeni claims she is …

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Motion against Gigaba for Gupta citizenship shambles

Democratic Alliance (DA) says it will on Thursday table a substantive motion in the National Assembly against Home Affairs Minister, Malusi Gigaba. DA Shadow Minister of Home Affairs Haniff Hoosen said the motion follows Gigaba’s statement on Tuesday that neither Ajay Gupta nor Atul Gupta is South African citizens. Gigaba …

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Minister unpacks Gupta naturalisation processes

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says the Parliamentary Committee responsible for providing oversight on Home Affairs has accepted the explanation provided by the department on the application of naturalisation for some of the members of the Gupta family. The Minister said this when he briefed the media at the department’s …

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