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Steinhoff board and management don’t know how accounting scandal happened

PARLIAMENT, January 31 – Steinhoff board and management members were on Wednesday unable to answer questions from MPs on exactly what led to the accounting scandal which saw the international company’s share price drop by more than eighty percent.   “Until we have those reports, not only from statutory auditors, but from the forensic investigations, […]

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31 Joburg officials caught with hands in the cookie jar in R2.7million kickbacks scandal

JOHANNESBURG, January 31  – Joburg Mayor Herman Mashaba said on Wednesday that he had caught out 31 officials who allegedly received about R2.7 million in kickbacks from a single service provider registered on the City’s and Municipal Owned Entities (MOEs) database. Mashaba said that the service provider, who is based in Mondeor south of Johannesburg, received business […]

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Free State Premier’s office raided by crime busters

JOHANNESBURG, January 26  –  The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation- better known as the Hawks, on Friday conducted a search and seizure raid at the Bloemfontein office of the Free State Premier, Ace Magashule, who is also the new Secretary-General of the African National Congress. The Hawks, who have also raided the Offices of the provinces agriculture department, […]

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North West traffic cop in court for soliciting bribes

RUSTENBURG, December 13 – A North West highway patrol traffic officer arrested for allegedly soliciting bribes was granted R2,000 bail in the Klerksdorp Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (better known as the Hawks) said.   Captain Tlangelani Rikhotso said Zahid Bhayat, 40, was arrested by the Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigations […]

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Limpopo testing station closed, licence officers arrested for corruption

JOHANNESBURG, December 12  – Six people, including three driving licence examiners, were arrested for corruption and a testing centre in the Nkowankowa township outside Tzaneen in Limpopo, was closed on Tuesday, Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) said on Tuesday. Spokesperson Simon Zwane said after a 18-month long investigation the six were arrested in a joint operation […]