Business Leadership South Africa suspends Eskom and Transnet

Business Leadership South Africa on Thursday booted out state-owned entities Eskom and Transnet for their involvement in corruption and state capture with immediate effect. The announcement comes as BLSA launched its #BusinessBelieves campaign in Cape Town, where it signed a “contract” with South Africa, pledging to do even more to create jobs and grow and […]
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Public Protector denies BLF involvement

The already beleaguered Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, is now attempting to deny any commitments with BlackLandFirst (BLF) with her investigation into the Absa Bank Corp lifeline. She went so far as to withhold certain documents and in a sworn statement denied that BLF filed a complaint with her. Maria Ramos of Barclays Africa filed papers […]
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Can we believe this: ‘I didn’t conspire with Zuma’ – Mkhwebane

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has denied conspiring with the presidency and State Security Agency‚ saying her office remains independent. In papers filed in the High Court in Pretoria‚ the Reserve Bank accused Mkhwebane of meeting with President Jacob Zuma’s office and the State Security Agency before releasing her report on missing apartheid funds. The report […]
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Zuma won’t let Public Protector dictate to him on #StateCapture inquiry

Pretoria – Jacob Zuma will not be dictated to by the Public Protector, or any other State functionary, the High Court in Pretoria heard on Tuesday. “One of the points we raise is that the remedial action [prescribed by former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela] is telling the president [Zuma] that he has no discretion on […]
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Public protector vows to ‘set the record straight’ on Reserve Bank allegations.

Public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane will file court papers to “set the record straight” in response to an affidavit submitted by the South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) on Monday which alleges Mkhwebane plotted with the presidency and the State Security Agency (SSA) to change the constitutional mandate of the bank. Cleopatra Mosana, the spokesperson for the […]
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Is public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane ‘a qualified advocate’ ?

Questions have been raised as her name isn’t on the roll of advocates kept by the department of justice and updated monthly. The public protector is in hot water following her order that Parliament amend the Constitution to change the mandate of the South African Reserve Bank. When the bank went to court to overturn […]
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