Both the EFF and the Public Protector have formed something of an alliance recently, after the PP’s report recommending remedial action against Pravin Gordhan encountered a severe backlash. The red berets have even offered their lawyers to assist Busisiwe Mkhwebane, and now, a Rastafarian source who features in the report has[…]
After the US put the blame squarely on Iran for sabotaging four oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, a preliminary probe concluded that a ‘state actor’ was likely behind the raid, but made no mention of Iran. According to reports by Reuters and Bloomberg, preliminary findings[…]
EFF leader Julius Malema’s cousin has been implicated in irregular payments of almost R6m believed to emanate from the plundering of VBS Mutual Bank, the Mail & Guardian (M&G) reported on Friday. The payments were reportedly made from Sgameka Projects – a company owned by Brian Shivambu, the brother of EFF deputy[…]
President Jacob Zuma said he had received the final report from the commission of inquiry into the arms deal on Wednesday afternoon. In a statement, the Presidency said Zuma received the report in Durban from members of the commission, Judge Willie Seriti and Judge Thekiso Musi. “The commission completed its[…]
The Sunday Times newspaper on Wednesday was slammed by the Press Ombudsman for its “unfair” reportage on a so-called SA Revenue Service “rogue unit” that breached the press code. “Not only was the content of the stories inaccurate, misleading and unfair, but the conclusions in both the editorial and the[…]
Suspended police commissioner Riah Phiyega has rejected the findings of two damning reports against her. The reports were released by the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Police and Police Minister Nathi Nhleko through a “faceless ministerial reference group”, Phiyega said in a statement on Thursday evening. She said the processes followed[…]
A number of South African schools have come under fire after a report by Corruption Watch revealed that more than one thousand cases of corruption in schools were reported between 2012-15. The cases range from financial mismanagement, theft of funds, tender corruption and employment corruption. According to the organisation’s Lucky[…]
Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande withheld for three years a report that found free university education was viable, the Mail & Guardian reported on Friday. Nzimande received the study in December 2012 from a working group he appointed in 2010. The group, chaired by Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University vice-chancellor Derrick[…]
Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has voiced her disappointment at former Prasa CEO Lucky Montana’s decision to challenge her findings in court. Addressing the media after delivering a keynote address on Women’s Month at the University of KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday, Madonsela said Montana had earlier expressed a very different view in[…]
An independent Mexican commission has found serious flaws in an investigation into the apparent massacre of 43 students last year, dealing a fresh blow to President Enrique Pena Nieto over a scandal that has blighted his administration. The case became a symbol of impunity over disappearances, and plunged Pena Nieto[…]
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