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Ethics Committee investigate Minister Bongo for alleged bribery

Ethics Committee will institute investigations following allegations that State Security Minister Bongani Bongo has allegedly offered Advocate Nthuthuzelo Vanara a bribe to resign. Vanara is as an evidence leader in the inquiry into mismagement of state funds at state-owned enterprises. Media reports indicate that Advocate Vanara submitted an affidavit to the Speaker of the National Assembly after he was offered …

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SADC Alliance calls for speedy elections in Zimbabwe

The SADC Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions and Ombudsman has called for the Zimbabwean government to head to the polls without delay. The Alliance, which met in Tshwane this week, said it has taken note of the positive political developments taking place in Zimbabwe, chief among them, the resignation of former President Robert Mugabe. In a statement released on …

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Repo rate remains unchanged at 6.75%

The Reserve Bank on Thursday kept the repo rate unchanged at 6.75% per annum, Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago said. “The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has decided that it would be prudent to maintain the current stance of monetary policy at this stage. Accordingly, the repurchase rate remains unchanged at 6.75% per annum,” he said. The decision made by the …

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New sheriff in town ready to serve

Newly appointed National Police Commissioner General Khehla John Sitole’s main focus is to create a safe and secure environment for all South Africans. This will be done through a turnaround strategy which will see the “the creation of a safe and secure environment into a crime-free conducive climate for socio-economic stability in support for a better life for all.” Outlining …

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Spend wisely this Black Friday

With less than 24 hours to go before arguably the biggest shopping phenomenon of the year, the National Credit Regulator (NCR) is urging the public to spend their money wisely. “While millions of shoppers count down the hours until the much awaited Black Friday sale tomorrow, the NCR advises consumers to avoid getting caught by sales gimmicks and approach Black …

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Minister Brown wants thorough probe into SOCs

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has called for a comprehensive investigation to get to the bottom of allegations of corruption at State-owned companies (SOCs). The Minister said this when she testified before an inquiry into Eskom at the Good Hope Chamber in Parliament on Wednesday. She said there is “overwhelming circumstantial evidence of malfeasance” at some SOCs and this includes …

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President Jacob Zuma appoints Police Commissioner

President Jacob Zuma has appointed the Divisional Commissioner for Protection and Security Services, General Khehla John Sitole, as the new National Police Commissioner with immediate effect. President Zuma has congratulated General Sitole on his appointment and wishes him well in his responsibility of leading the fight against crime in the country.   “His extensive experience in the police service will …

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DA lay corruption charges against Minister Bongo

Democratic Alliance (DA) Chief Whip John Steenhuisen has laid corruption charges against State Security Minister Bongani Bongo at Cape Town Police Station on Wednesday. “I have today [Wednesday] laid corruption charges against Minister Bongo in terms of the Prevention and Combatting of Corrupt Activities Act,” said Steenhuisen. The case relates to an incident in which the incumbent State Security Minister …

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Calls for SADC to play a monitoring role in Zimbabwe

International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers says he believes that the Southern African Development Community (SADC) should play a monitoring role in Zimbabwe following the resignation of its long-serving President Robert Mugabe. The Deputy Minister said this when he briefed the Portfolio Committee on International Relations in Parliament on Wednesday on the latest developments in Zimbabwe. Following a …

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