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Judgement reserved in Zuma spy tapes appeal request

BLOEMFONTEIN, September 14 – The Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein on Thursday, reserved judgement after President Jacob Zuma’s lawyers admitted that the quashing of hundreds of criminal charges against him were “irrational”. Shortly before the 2009 polls, after Zuma had won the contest for the leadership of the ruling African National Congress, then acting […]

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Senior Northern Cape municipal officials sentenced for corruption

KIMBERLEY, August 31 – A former municipal manager and chief financial officer at the Karoo Hoogland Municipality in the Northern Cape, and a bogus company owner, have been sentenced for corruption by the Williston Regional Court. Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) spokesperson, Captain Philani Nkwalase, said Louis Nothnagel, 55, the former Hoogland municipal manager […]

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Unions to march on SAA against poor working conditions and corruption

JOHANNESBURG, August 3 – The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) and the South African Cabin Crew Association (Sacca) have joined forces to march against alleged poor working conditions and corruption at South African Airways (SAA). The unions described the situation at the national carrier as an “escalating crisis”. Numsa’s acting spokesperson, Phakamile Hlubi, […]

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PE Bishop’s corruption case postponed

PORT ELIZABETH, July 18 – Sentencing of a well known Port Elizabeth church leader convicted of corruption charges involving R3 million, was halted in the Port Elizabeth Commercial Crimes Court on Tuesday. Bishop Samuel Banzana was earlier found guilty for soliciting bribes from a construction company to award it tenders for building hundreds of low-cost RDP […]

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R13m tender scandal at SAA ‘tip of the iceberg’ – report

Solly Makgonoto After successfully forging the signature of South African Airways (SAA) senior executives, an employee managed to manipulate the awarding of a lucrative tender after which she allegedly went on a shopping spree, acquiring several properties, a Range Rover and a top-of-the-range motorbike. According to a report in the Sunday Independent she escaped with a written warning – […]