Parliament’s portfolio committee on mineral resources has called on the mineral resources department to intervene at Gupta-owned Optimum coal mine in Mpumalanga.

Chairperson of the committee Sahlulele Luzipo said the department should gain some certainty on the future of the mine.

“It should also assist in ensuring that workers are paid,” Luzipo said.
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Cyril Ramaphosa – Reshuffle: Whose heads will roll?

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to announce a Cabinet reshuffle by next Friday amid growing calls to fire ministers implicated in state capture.

The ministers seen as being compromised or underperforming are Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini, Water Affairs Minister Nomvula Mokonyane, Co-operative Governance Minister Des van Rooyen,
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Gupta brother and associate arrested this morning

A Gupta brother and one of their business associates have been arrested by the Hawks‚ sources said.

The arrests follow raids on the family’s Saxonwold compound in Johannesburg early on Wednesday morning by heavily armed Hawks officers.
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Guptas plan to strike deal with Hawks – will Duduzane Zuma do the same?

The embattled Gupta family is hoping to strike a deal with the Hawks this morning. This follows the Hawks raid on the Gupta family’s Saxonwold compound in Johannesburg early on Wednesday morning.

News of the planned deals‚ which will see their lawyers meeting with the Hawks today‚ follows reports that President Jacob Zuma’s son and Gupta business associate‚ Duduzane Zuma‚ is to hand himself over‚ with his lawyers‚ to the Hawks today.
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Free State dairy project damned in treasury investigation

A controversial R570-million Free State dairy project was riddled with irregularities, investigators for the national treasury have found.

Exclusive material from the investigation shows that the treasury launched a full-scale investigation of the Estina dairy following several Mail & Guardian exposés about it in mid-2013. The reports suggested the deal with Estina – a company without agricultural experience and led by a computer sales manager – flouted treasury rules and was designed to milk provincial government coffers.
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Zuma jnr. is linked with Cape “Mafia”

It appears that Jacob Zuma’s son, Duduzane, has connections with Nafiz Modack. Modack is involved in the Cape Underground movement, which allegedly extends nightclub owners as part of the overall security oversight of clubs. Modack is currently in custody and in the trial case it is apparent that Modack have ties with head police officers […]
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’The old man is desperate now’, is Zuma like Bob now

With the upcoming ANC elective conference in peril, President Jacob Zuma has lobbied ANC leaders in a desperate bid for unity, confiding that he fears for his legacy. Faced with the ticking time bomb of legal challenges in its key provinces, the ANC leadership is attempting to reach political consensus to prevent court actions from […]
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MultiChoice urged to ‘come clean’ regarding transactions with ANN7

Ongoing revelations contained in the Gupta leaks have revealed allegedly questionable payments by MultiChoice to ANN7 and the involvement of former communications minister Faith Muthambi. “Hiding behind confidentiality clauses and telling half-truths is no longer an option in today’s world of citizen power‚ when the public can exercise its purchase strength to trigger the demise […]
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Eskom witnesses refuse to testify against Koko

Eskom witnesses have reportedly declined to testify against former chief executive Matshela Koko at the internal disciplinary hearing against him, making way for him to be possibly reinstated. Eskom’s prosecution case against Koko came to a halt at the weekend after its evidence leader Cassim Moosa told chair of the disciplinary hearing advocate Mzungulu Mthombeni […]
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ESKOM FACING CASHFLOW TROUBLE – THEN STOP SPENDING MONEY ON BONUSES

Eskom spokesman Khulu Phasiwe said the firm’s sales growth had been muted while its operating cost was very high and its tariff for the current financial year was low. South Africa’s scandal-plagued power utility Eskom said on Monday it was not insolvent but was facing serious liquidity issues and would be in “trouble” if the […]
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How the Guptas ‘stole’ jobs from South Africans

The caveat for bringing foreign workers into SA is that they must school South Africans in their job. The Gupta family’s capture of the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) may have kept scores of South Africans out of jobs. The family and its businesses turned the DHA into their own private permit-issuing factory, using top […]
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We are stuck with Zuma: Thousands march against state capture, corruption

Workers across the country downed tools, marched to key points in various cities, and demanded an end to corruption and state capture. All nine provinces in the country engaged in the protected strike action today, which saw thousands of Cosatu supporters stream into public spaces, with many carrying placards with the recurring theme: [Jacob] Zuma […]
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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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Johan Rupert: “Radical economic transformation is just a code word for theft”

South Africa’s richest man Johann Rupert said “radical economic transformation,” the policy championed by the country’s President Jacob Zuma to reduce racial inequality, is no more than theft. “Radical economic transformation is just a code word for theft,” Rupert said on the sidelines of Richemont’s annual general meeting in Geneva on Wednesday. “That’s what’s happening […]
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ANC’s fight to the death – Welcome to the dirty war!

Welcome to the dirty war. Welcome to the age of untruths, half-truths, fake news, manufactured scandal, smear, slander and lies. Welcome to South Africa as the weak, dying governing party, the once-glorious ANC, continues to eat itself up. We all knew that President Jacob Zuma’s supporters within the ANC and in the government and “independent” […]
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