Business In The News International South Africa

Bell Pottinger expelled from UK and MENA-based PR body

JOHANNESBURG, September 5  – Prominent UK-based PR firm, Bell Pottinger, was expelled from the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) for work it did for Oakbay and the controversial Gupta family. “Bell Pottinger’s membership has been terminated with immediate effect. Bell Pottinger will not be eligible to reapply for corporate membership of the PRCA for a minimum period of […]

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Cabinet calls for any deliberate wrongdoing at National Treasury to be punished

CAPE TOWN, September 1 – Cabinet on Friday called for any deliberate wrongdoing in the development of government’s Integrated Financial Management System to be punished. The call flowed from Cabinet’s regular fortnightly meeting and followed a week of intense politicking over audit weaknesses identified in the project, which began 15 years ago and carries an […]

Business In The News South Africa

Gordhan an embarrassment with no conscience – Duduzane Zuma

Ogopoleng Mushi   President Jacob Zuma’s son, Duduzane, has lashed out at former finance minister Pravin Gordhan, calling him an embarrassment with no conscience and that South Africans can see through him.   In a hard-hitting open letter, Zuma reminds Gordhan of his failures as Finance Minister, highlighting a host of corruption scandals that appear […]

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High Court dismisses Gordhan’s application for declaratory order in Gupta row

PRETORIA, August 18 – The North Gauteng High Court on Friday dismissed former finance minister Pravin Gordhan’s application for a declaratory order that he was not allowed to intervene on behalf of the Gupta business empire when commercial banks blacklisted it. Judge Aubrey Ledwaba termed Gordhan’s application “clearly unnecessary” as there was no legal dispute […]

Lead Opinion

Set Madiba’s legacy straight

Carl Niehaus   “Madiba was a principled realist and pragmatist – but he was never a sell-out… “The racist regime was badly weakened by the heroic onslaught of the people against them, but the enemy was not defeated. If they were defeated we would not have had to negotiate with them.”   Two political trends […]

In The News South Africa

Fake news: mainstream news has an orchestrated agenda, says Kunene

Weekly Xposé founder Kenny Kunene was on SAFM this morning with Sakina Kamwendo unpacking the concept of fake news in the South African media landscape, and did not mince his words that “there is an orchestrated campaign by mainstream media”. South African National Editors Forum (Sanef) chairperson Mahlatse Gallens said that Sanef has continued to say […]