Greek PM demands swift probe into journalist’s murder

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has demanded the “swift resolution” of an investigation into a crime journalist’s murder that has already been condemned by leading European Union officials, political parties and media unions. Giorgos Karaivaz, who worked for private TV station Star and also ran the news blog, was[…]

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Probe into Garden Route helicopter crash

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[…]

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Public Protector to probe Metrorail in the Western Cape

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[…]

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Guptas’ mystery cash trail probed

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[…]

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R3 million needed for Gupta probe – Madonsela

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[…]

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Guptas welcome probe into alleged ‘state capture’

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,”[…]

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Competition Commission probes school uniform market

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[…]

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‘Snake pastor’ to be probed by religious commission

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[…]

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