The Civil Aviation Authority and police have started an investigative process following a helicopter crash that claimed the life of a 65-year-old pilot during firefighting operations in the Garden Route region yesterday. According to police spokesperson, Malcolm Potjie, preliminary investigations indicate that Nico Heyns from George, lost control of the[…]
The Public Protector is expected to probe alleged mismanagement by Metrorail in the Western Cape, after complaints were highlighted by the provincial legislature’s standing committee on transport and public works. Committee chairperson Nceba Hinana last week wrote a letter to Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, in which he raised concerns about[…]
Craig Kesson, the executive director in Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille’s office, got hold of around 1 000 confidential forensic reports, which contained details of probes into councillors and other officials, without proper permission. City manager Achmat Ebrahim made this claim in response to allegations levelled against him by[…]
The Reserve Bank has demanded that an Indian bank release documents related to bank accounts owned by the Gupta family. The demand forms part of a wider investigation into allegations that the Guptas may have been illegally channelling money out of the country. The Sunday Times has established that the[…]
Public Protector Thuli Madonsela on Tuesday repeated her call for additional funding for a probe into state capture, with her office saying she has asked the finance ministry for R3 million for the investigation but was still waiting for a decision. “She has said that she would need at least[…]
The politically-connected Gupta family on Tuesday said it would co-operate with an investigation by the office of the ANC’s secretary general into allegations that it was influencing Cabinet appointments. “The Gupta family welcomes the decision of the ANC to investigate the alleged capture of the state by any business entities,”[…]
January is usually a stressful for parents as they deal with the exorbitant costs of basic school requirements such as school uniforms which often can run into thousands of rands. The Competition Commission has issued schools with a memorandum to exclude exclusivity deals with certain retailers, after complaints from parents[…]
The ANC in the Western Cape on Wednesday called for a ‘proper investigation’ into the company which was behind the large “Zuma Must Fall” banner which was erected on the side of a Cape Town building last week. The ruling party has accused officials of the DA-led City of Cape[…]
A religious rights group will investigate the practices at End Times Ministries in Soshanguve, north of Pretoria, led by “Prophet” Penuel Mnguni, it was announced on Tuesday. The announcement was made after the religious community last week condemned Mnguni, who convinced his congregants to eat live snakes and rats after[…]
Israel on Sunday defended its conduct in the 2014 Gaza war as “lawful” and “legitimate” in an inter-ministerial report into the deadly 50-day conflict. Israel claimed its forces did not intentionally target civilians or civilian targets, drawing conclusions that were rejected out of hand by the Palestinians. The internal report, which[…]
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