US sanctions the Guptas, but why now?

A few hours after it was announced that the US Treasury had implemented sanctions against the controversial Gupta family and associate Salim Essa, US Secretary Michael Pompeo tweeted that the action made it clear those involved in corruption would face consequences. A statement issued on Thursday, said the US Department[…]

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State Capture Inquiry to hear more on Guptas’ controversial landing

The Commission of Inquiry into State Capture is on Thursday expected to hear testimonies from three more witnesses about the Guptas’ controversial landing at the Waterkloof Air Force Base in 2013. The commission will hear testimony from the Department of International Relations and Cooperation’s Senior Foreign Affairs Assistant, William Matjila. On Wednesday,[…]

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Ramaphosa must sack Gigaba: Legal expert

Malusi Gigaba is accused of lying under oath about the Oppenheimer family’s attempt to open a private airport immigration facility at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport in 2016. Legal expert, Advocate Paul Hoffman, says the only appropriate action that President Cyril Ramaphosa should take is to terminate Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba‘s cabinet[…]

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Data containing Gupta leaks can be received as evidence

Deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo has allowed data on three hard drives containing what has become known as #Guptaleaks to be received as evidence in the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture. Zondo also said should any specific person or party wish to have access to the data, leave[…]

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Duduzane Zuma to be charged with corruption

Duduzane Zuma is due to appear in Johannesburg’s Specialised Commercial Crime Court tomorrow where he is set to be charged with corruption. The son of former president Jacob Zuma will be charged in connection with the role he played in trying to bribe former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas at[…]

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Judgment expected in Gupta-linked Optimum coal case

The North Gauteng High Court is expected to deliver judgment in the Gupta-linked Optimum coal case. The company’s CEO wants the court to overturn the appointment of business rescue practitioners. The practitioners were appointed to run the Gupta-linked Hendrina coal mine in Mpumalanga. The mine has been the scene of[…]

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Ramaphosa’s first 3 months of office

It’s been three months since Cyril Ramaphosa was inaugurated as South Africa’s president and his pledge for a “new dawn” is unravelling, albeit slowly in some cases. Before he was sworn in on February 15, Ramaphosa’s influence as ANC president started to show: a new board was announced at the[…]

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