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Ramaphosa must make public his statement to Public Protector over R500,000 bribe – Maimane

CAPE TOWN, January 30 – Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane on Wednesday said President Cyril Ramaphosa must make public his statement that he had agreed to submit to the Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane over her investigation into the R500,000 donation paid by Bosasa chief executive Gavin Watson. “[The] DA notes reports that President Ramaphosa […]

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Zuma abandons bid to have Public Protector reinvestigate State Capture allegations

PRETORIA, October 26 – After two days of arguing at the North Gauteng High Court, President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday through his legal representative abandoned his bid to have the state capture report referred back to the public protector for further investigations.   Initially, Zuma had asked for an order sending the state capture report back for […]

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SAfrican mineworkers union demands Eskom to ditch rotating CEOs

JOHANNESBURG, October 6 – The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Friday, said that it was highly agitated by the decision of South Africa’s power utility, Eskom’s chairman, Zethembe Khoza to rotate current executives to the role of the company’s group chief executive. This comes after Eskom on Friday appointed its chief information officer and group executive for […]

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Public Protector’s Absa report ‘reckless’ – Reserve Bank Governor

CAPE TOWN, July 14 – Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s report directing Parliament to change the mandate of the South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) was “reckless” and “damaging” to the country. This is according to Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago in an affidavit filed in the high court in Pretoria after Mkhwebane earlier informed the court […]

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Public Protector will not oppose Sarb court application

JOHANNESBURG, July 11 – Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has decided not to oppose the SA Reserve Bank’s review application, following her report in which she directed Parliament to effect a Constitutional amendment to Sarb’s powers, her office said on Monday. “Having considered the legal advice from the senior counsel, which advice she accepted, the Public […]

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Parliament files affidavit regarding public protector’s ‘CIEX report’

CAPE TOWN, July 9  – National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete has filed an affidavit supporting the South African Reserve Bank’s (SARB) court application on Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s so-called “CIEX Report” and findings, parliament said on Sunday. In her affidavit filed on Friday, Mbete also asked the Gauteng High Court to allow her and justice […]

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Government has no intention of amending Constitution on SA Reserve Bank’s mandate

CAPE TOWN, July 5 – Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has instructed legal counsel to institute judicial review proceedings in a bid to have Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s findings and remedial action on Absa Bank and the SA Reserve Bank (Sarb) set aside, his office announced on Wedneday afternoon. In her report titled “Alleged Failure to […]