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Flashing race card on VBS saga an insult to “black excellence”

Finance Deputy Minister Mondli Gungubele says pulling out the race card amid reports of obscene looting at VBS Mutual Bank is an insult to “black excellence”. In a debate into the affairs of VBS Mutual Bank in Parliament on Tuesday, Gungubele said the open letter penned by VBS chairperson Tshifhiwa …

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DA calls for an urgent investigation into Vrede Dairy farm killing

Democratic Alliance (DA) is calling on police, without delay to investigate the motive behind the murder of Philemon Ngwenya, one of the intended beneficiaries in the corrupt Vrede Dairy Farm Project, in the Free State. A complaint by the outspoken Ngwenya regarding “dubious farm deal” was publicised in the media …

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DA march for action against VBS heist 

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has on Tuesday marched to the office of Limpopo Premier against those implicated in the VBS Mutual Bank heist. DA demand that Limpopo Premier Stan Mathabatha take immediate action against those implicated in the collapse of VBS, prowling it nearly R2-billion. In the Vhembe District Municipality, Mayor …

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President sends condolences following tragic Limpopo crash

President Cyril Ramaphosa has sent his condolences following the passing away of more than 27 people, amongst them two small children, in a multiple vehicle accident on the N1 North in Limpopo. A 22-seater minibus, truck and light delivery vehicle were involved in an accident on Friday, 19 October on …

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Parliament pleads with other banks to prioritise laid-off VBS staff

Standing Committee on Finance has expressed outrage following collapse of VBS Mutual Bank which resulted in “innocent” employees losing their jobs. In a statement on Wednesday, Committee chairman Yunus Carrim called on the Hawks and the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to act swiftly and decisively against those implicated. “Without interfering …

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President requests updates from entities investigated by SIU

President Cyril Ramaphosa has requested departments and entities implicated in Special Investigating Unit (SIU) investigations to provide him with updates on the implementation of recommendations contained in the reports. The reports concern departments and institutions investigated between 2002 and 2016, Presidency spokesperson Khusela Diko said in a statement. The SIU …

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VBS looters to face criminal charges

Democratic Alliance (DA) is challenging Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) to set the record straight and publicly confirm whether it has received money from swindled VBS Mutual bank to fund its operations. The challenge follows a damning forensic report by Advocate Terry Motau in which it implicates 50 individuals including EFF Deputy …

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President Ramaphosa must come clean, says Maimane

Democratic Alliance (DA) Leader Mmusi Maimane has on Wednesday called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to show up before the Zondo Commission of Inquiry. “As Deputy President of the ANC from 2012, and Deputy President of South Africa from 2014, it isn’t conceivable that Ramaphosa did not know about the entire scale …

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Call for women to be centre of Jobs Summit

Minister in the Presidency Responsible for Women, Bathabile Dlamini, has called on all participants at the Jobs Summit to ensure that women are at the centre of all deliberations to unfold during the meeting. “Following the announcement by the State President for the country to take extra ordinary measures to …

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Consumers in for a shock at petrol pumps

Consumers are in for a shock at the pumps – as the petrol price is set to rise by between 99 cents and a Rand as of Wednesday. The Department of Energy (DoE) on Monday announced that a litre of petrol 93 (ULP and LRP) will rise by 99 cents …

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