Cabinet expresses confidence in new SAA board

Newly appointed Communications Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi says Cabinet is happy with the appointment of a new board at South African Airways. Yesterday Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba announced the axing of former SAA board chairperson Dudu Myeni, who has now been replaced by Johannes Bhekumuzi Magawaza. Anglo American board chairperson Nolitha Fakude has been appointed as […]
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Sihle Zikalala: Apartheid legacy at the root of KZN killings

ANC KwaZulu-Natal chairperson Sihle Zikalala has told the Moerane Commission into the killing of political office bearers that apartheid-era operatives must share responsibility for the current wave of political killings in the province. Zikalala, who is set to address to commission again on Friday, has argued that many of the killings are a result of […]
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UK to probe European banks linked to SA state capture

A complaint about European banks who may be involved in the illicit financial flows of state capture in South Africa has been forwarded to two law enforcement agencies in the United Kingdom, leaving these banks open to investigation and prosecution. The Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond forwarded a message about banks based in the […]
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Court grants interdict to freeze R1.7-billion Gupta mine rehab funds

Anti-corruption advocacy group the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) on Tuesday won an urgent interim interdict to freeze some R1.75-billion in mine rehabilitation funds from two Gupta-owned coal mines. The group’s urgent application was heard in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. In a media statement, Outa said their action was not opposed. The […]
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Heavyweight political parties pig out on the money pie

It took more than a month for the treasury and the Independent Electoral Commission to add up just how much public money is flowing into the private banks of political parties from various sources. And when they found out, this was pretty much all the information that they could provide. The answer is R1.09-billion. A […]
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Mantashe has every right to back Ramaphosa for president

ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu has defended secretary general Gwede Mantashe’s right to pronounce on his preferred candidate for the party’s next president. Mantashe nailed his colours to the mast this weekend while speaking at two events in Limpopo, which was also simultaneously tweeted. He said the ANC “will never elect a woman President”, but […]
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Cosatu plans nationwide stayaway against the ‘predatory elite’

Trade union federation Cosatu has called on all workers in the government and private sector not to go to work on Wednesday and instead join a march against state capture and corruption. “It’s a total stayaway and everyone in the country, whether you are part of Cosatu or not, you are protected,” Cosatu general secretary […]
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What is the ANC learning from the private sector

Within the past few days, former president Kgalema Motlanthe said it would be good if the ANC was voted out of office (good for the ANC, that is), the outspoken MP Makhosi Khoza resigned from Parliament and from the ANC, and the Bank of Baroda won a court case to allow it to stop being […]
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Makhosi Khoza leaves ANC to join anti-corruption organisation

Makhozi Khoza has just announced that she is revoking her ANC membership to join the “the new anti-corruption movement of society and faith-based organisations”. Khoza made the announcement at a press briefing on Thursday at Lilliesleaf, Johannesburg. In a long, emotional speech she said that the ANC had become filled with corrupt leaders. “I have […]
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Senzo Mchunu gives explosive details on KZN killings

The manipulation of how councillors are selected stoked political violence in KwaZulu-Natal, said former provincial premier and ANC chairperson Senzo Mchunu. Mchunu, who was fired as premier after losing the November 2015 elective conference to current chairperson Sihle Zikalala, made the explosive disclosures at the Moerane Commission into political killings in KwaZulu-Natal. The elective conference […]
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