Business In The News South Africa

Cogta minister must instruct councils to remove municipal officials involved in VBS bank ‘heist’, says DA

JOHANNESBURG, June 25 – Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Zweli Mkhize must instruct local councils to remove municipal managers and chief financial officers who “have plundered public money in the VBS heist”, the Democratic Alliance said on Sunday. The DA was unsurprised at the “rampant looting and large-scale corruption that has occurred at VBS […]

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Hawks swoop on four Western Cape municipalities suspected of fraud, corruption and racketeering

JOHANNESBURG, June 1 – Four municipalities in the Western Cape – George, Kannaland, Beaufort West and Oudtshoorn – are under investigation by the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation better known as the Hawks for fraud, racketeering and corruption. Disputing earlier reports that 11 municipalities were being probed, Democratic Alliance (DA) member of the provincial parliament, Masizole Mnqasela, […]

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Haffajee’s lament on a Ramaphosa exclusive patency of ‘thuma mina’ claim rings hollow!

Ferial Haffajee, the colourful editor of the SA office for the Huffington Post, in one of her recent opinion pieces, bemoans the fact that President Ramaphosa’s ‘thuma mina’ otherwise understood as ‘send me’ campaign theme is now no more exclusively his but used by populists in the African National Congress. She in unsolicited sense advises the president against allowing […]

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Mugabes should know justice can’t be bought – Gabriella Engels’ mother

PRETORIA, May 11 – The family of Johannesburg model Gabriella Engels who made headlines in 2017 after laying assault charges against Zimbabwe’s then first lady Grace Mugabe, on Friday said they will continue to press for charges, and not money. Speaking to the African News Agency (ANA) at the High Court in Pretoria, Gabriella’s mother Debbie […]