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BLF26 to appear in Pretoria Regional Court

On Wednesday morning, twenty six Black First Land First members (BLF26) will appear at the Pretoria Regional Court tomorrow, on charges of public violence, trespassing, kidnapping and intimidation. The charges which BLF claims are trumped up and without merit, followed a protest action by the movement at the Office of the former Public Protector, Advocate Thuli Madonsela.  Twenty six […]

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ANCYL campaign against banks must continue, says ANC KwaZulu-Natal chairman

DURBAN, February 25 (ANA) – The campaign started by members of the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) against Absa and other banks must be “sustained and extended”, KwaZulu-Natal ANC chairman Sihle Zikalala said on Friday. “The revelation of banks’ collusion on fixing and manipulation of the rand should not be allowed to be downplayed […]

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Cosatu lashes out at ‘self-serving’ politicians over bank corruption response

JOHANNESBURG – The Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) on Thursday described government and politicians’ reaction to looming prosecution of 17 banks colluding in alleged price fixing as a “self serving political theatre” and accused those in leadership of not reigning in on private sector corruption. “It is dishonest for anyone to pretend as if […]

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ANCWL calls for government to boycott banks over ‘orchestrated corrupt practice’

JOHANNESBURG – The African National Congress Women’s League (ANCWL) has called on the government to stop doing business with banks named by the Competition Commission and referred to the Tribunal for prosecution over allegations that they colluded in foreign currency deals. The Commission on Wednesday said it had referred the collusion case to the Tribunal […]

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ABSA responds to Competition Commission on collusion prosecutions against 17 major banks

JOHANNESBURG, February 15 (ANA) – Absa said on Wednesday, it would cooperate with the Competition Tribunal following the Competition Commission’s decision to refer a collusion case against several banks for prosecution. The Commission referred a collusion case to the Tribunal for prosecution against 17 major banks, including South Africa’s Absa, Investec and Standard Bank. “Absa […]