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Daily Maverick
A truly independent IEC is democracy’s last line of defenceSouth Africans have spent a lot of time recently talking about the threat posed
A truly independent IEC is democracy’s last line of defence
Daily Maverick / Posted 2 days ago
South Africans have spent a lot of time recently talking about the threat posed by the capture of state institutions and enterprises by President Jacob Zuma. The Presidency’s extraordinary powers of appointment, along with a blindly loyal... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Slain principal faced school threatsAmil Umraw, The Witness KwaZulu-Natal Education MEC Peggy Nkonyeni looks at a
Slain principal faced school threats
News 24 South Africa / Posted 5 days ago
Amil Umraw, The Witness KwaZulu-Natal Education MEC Peggy Nkonyeni looks at a threat saying “RESIGN” spray painted on a wall at Villa Maria Primary School near Table Mountain. The MEC visited the school after the principal, Nokuthula Magwanyana, was... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
National Prosecuting Authority Pays Alleged Proceeds of Malema's Farm to the StateThe National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) paid R2 436 795.56 into the Criminal A
National Prosecuting Authority Pays Alleged Proceeds of Malema's Farm to the State
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 days ago
The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) paid R2 436 795.56 into the Criminal Assets Recovery Account on 21 August 2015. The funds are the proceeds of the sale of the farm known as the Remaining Extent of the farm Schuilkraal 623, Registration... Read more
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The New Age
NPA recovers farm cashWhile Limpopo businessman Lesiba Gwangwa awaits his new trial date, the Asset F
NPA recovers farm cash
The New Age / Posted 6 days ago
While Limpopo businessman Lesiba Gwangwa awaits his new trial date, the Asset Forfeiture Unit is continuing to recover the money he allegedly stole from the Limpopo government. Gwangwa is EFF president Julius Malema’s co-accused in a R52m tender... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Proceeds from Malema's farm paid to the state: NPAThe NPA said on Wednesday‚ “In the Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) application it w
Proceeds from Malema's farm paid to the state: NPA
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 7 days ago
The NPA said on Wednesday‚ “In the Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) application it was alleged that the farm belonged to Mr Julius Malema as part of a money laundering scheme. The sale of the farm was as a result of a forfeiture order which was obtained... Read more
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Daily Maverick
Derailed: Will the public protector’s recommendations on Prasa fall on deaf ears?In order to complete her investigation into the Passenger Rail Agency of South
Derailed: Will the public protector’s recommendations on Prasa fall on deaf ears?
Daily Maverick / Posted 7 days ago
In order to complete her investigation into the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa), Public Protector Thuli Madonsela and her team had “immense difficulty”, because “information had to be clawed out of Prasa management”. Even after issuing... Read more
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iol.co.za
‘Prasa scandal bigger than Nkandla’INDEPENDENT MEDIAFormer Prasa chief executive Lucky Montana. Photo: Simphiwe Mb
‘Prasa scandal bigger than Nkandla’
iol.co.za / Posted 8 days ago
INDEPENDENT MEDIAFormer Prasa chief executive Lucky Montana. Photo: Simphiwe Mbokazi Parliament - The Prasa scandal was “bigger than Nkandla” and warranted an investigation by police and the Special Investigating Unit (SIU), Democratic Alliance... Read more
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iol.co.za
DA to lay criminal charges against MontanaINDEPENDENT MEDIAPrasa chief executive Lucky Montana has been implicated in gro
DA to lay criminal charges against Montana
iol.co.za / Posted 8 days ago
INDEPENDENT MEDIAPrasa chief executive Lucky Montana has been implicated in gross mismanagement at the parastatal. Photo: WILLEM LAW Parliament – Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane is set to lay criminal charges against axed Passenger... Read more
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Eye Witness News
DA to lay criminal charges against Lucky Montana The party was responding to Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s scathing repor
DA to lay criminal charges against Lucky Montana
Eye Witness News / Posted 8 days ago
The party was responding to Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s scathing report on the abuse of public funds. FILE: Ex-Prasa group CEO Lucky Montana. Picture: Kgothatso Mogale/EWN. Democratic... Read more
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Daily Maverick
NPA realignment, step 2: Willie Hofmeyr out of Asset Forfeiture UnitPolitical meddling in South Africa’s crime-fighting institutions is nothing new
NPA realignment, step 2: Willie Hofmeyr out of Asset Forfeiture Unit
Daily Maverick / Posted 12 days ago
Political meddling in South Africa’s crime-fighting institutions is nothing new, but the highly successful Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) has withstood the onslaught over the years. Controversial former national director of public prosecutions Menzi... Read more
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Eye Witness News
'Zuma cannot pay for cheap & shoody facilities at Nkandla' The ANC used its majority in Parliament to adopt a report absolving Zuma of f
'Zuma cannot pay for cheap & shoody facilities at Nkandla'
Eye Witness News / Posted 14 days ago
The ANC used its majority in Parliament to adopt a report absolving Zuma of financial liability. FILE. The clinic facility at the president Jacob Zuma's home in Nkandla was among those... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
DA to Propose a Motion to Substitute Nkandla ReportBy Ahmed Areff and Tammy Petersen, News24 The DA will propose a motion in the
DA to Propose a Motion to Substitute Nkandla Report
AllAfrica.com / Posted 15 days ago
By Ahmed Areff and Tammy Petersen, News24 The DA will propose a motion in the National Assembly on Tuesday to have Police Minister Nathi Nhleko's report on Nkandla substituted with a report that the party drafted with other opposition parties. The... Read more
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Mail & Guardian
Opposition wants Nkandla minority report adoptedOn Tuesday, the Nkandla Ad Hoc Committee will present a report to the National
Opposition wants Nkandla minority report adopted
Mail & Guardian / Posted 15 days ago
On Tuesday, the Nkandla Ad Hoc Committee will present a report to the National Assembly that recommends that both Police Minister Nathi Nhleko and Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi’s reports on the security upgrades to President Jacob Zuma’s home be... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
DA to propose a motion to substitute Nkandla reportAhmed Areff and Tammy Petersen, News24 Nathi Nhleko. (Amanda Khoza, News24) C
DA to propose a motion to substitute Nkandla report
News 24 South Africa / Posted 15 days ago
Ahmed Areff and Tammy Petersen, News24 Nathi Nhleko. (Amanda Khoza, News24) Cape Town - The DA will propose a motion in the National Assembly on Tuesday to have Police Minister Nathi Nhleko's report on Nkandla substituted with a report that the... Read more
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Daily Maverick
Glory days: South African politics, a lawyer's paradiseAt a press conference on Monday, the Democratic Alliance (DA) pleaded with MPs
Glory days: South African politics, a lawyer's paradise
Daily Maverick / Posted 15 days ago
At a press conference on Monday, the Democratic Alliance (DA) pleaded with MPs of all stripes to “exercise their conscience”. The DA wants the ad hoc committee’s report – which effectively absolves the president – to be rejected and replaced by a... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Opposition Parties to Present Own Nkandla Report - DAThe DA will on Tuesday propose a motion in Parliament to have the Nkandla ad ho
Opposition Parties to Present Own Nkandla Report - DA
AllAfrica.com / Posted 16 days ago
The DA will on Tuesday propose a motion in Parliament to have the Nkandla ad hoc committee's report substituted with a minority report that the party drafted with other opposition parties. DA Chief Whip John Steenhuisen and members of the shadow... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Opposition parties to present own Nkandla report DACape Town - The DA will on Tuesday propose a motion in Parliament to have the N
Opposition parties to present own Nkandla report DA
News 24 South Africa / Posted 16 days ago
Cape Town - The DA will on Tuesday propose a motion in Parliament to have the Nkandla ad hoc committee's report substituted with a minority report that the party drafted with other opposition parties. DA Chief Whip John Steenhuisen and members of... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
DA to Move Motion to Substitute ANC Nkandla Whitewash Report With Opposition ReportThese are the remarks made at a press conference on the steps of the National A
DA to Move Motion to Substitute ANC Nkandla Whitewash Report With Opposition Report
AllAfrica.com / Posted 16 days ago
These are the remarks made at a press conference on the steps of the National Assembly (NA) today by the DA's Chief Whip, John Steenhuisen MP, DA Shadow Minister of Correctional Services, James Selfe MP, DA Shadow Minister of Justice, Adv Glynnis... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
'Transnet boss tries to gag us'Susan Comrie and Abram Mashego The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has do
'Transnet boss tries to gag us'
News 24 South Africa / Posted 17 days ago
Susan Comrie and Abram Mashego The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has done a series of dramatic about-turns in a case involving acting Transnet CEO Siyabonga Gama. On Thursday, its spokesperson, Luvuyo Mfaku, told City Press that the NPA’s... Read more
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iol.co.za
Top official’s questionable pastINDEPENDENT MEDIASimphiwe Duma will head the newly formed trading services clus
Top official’s questionable past
iol.co.za / Posted 19 days ago
INDEPENDENT MEDIASimphiwe Duma will head the newly formed trading services cluster in the eThekwini municipality, this comes after he was dismissed as Chief executive of TIA following a damning audit report. Photo: Supplied Durban - A former... Read more
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Mail & Guardian
Nkandla: Is Zuma finally off the hook?A new security assessment of President Jacob Zuma’s rural Nkandla home is in th
Nkandla: Is Zuma finally off the hook?
Mail & Guardian / Posted 19 days ago
A new security assessment of President Jacob Zuma’s rural Nkandla home is in the works, an assessment various institutions agree will in all likelihood find a need for further work to be done to complete, or supplement, over R200-million worth of... Read more
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Daily Maverick
Media's big debate about itself, the facts editionThat said, let's begin with The Citizen editor Steven Motale's piece. Again, le
Media's big debate about itself, the facts edition
Daily Maverick / Posted 19 days ago
That said, let's begin with The Citizen editor Steven Motale's piece. Again, let me be clear here: Motale has a full and inalienable right to his opinion. However, he does not enjoy such freedom with the facts. It would be tempting to say he gets it... Read more
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Daily Maverick
SA's great media debate: Moegsien Williams is (mostly) rightOn Tuesday August 11 2015, Stephen Grootes wrote a revealing response to editor
SA's great media debate: Moegsien Williams is (mostly) right
Daily Maverick / Posted 21 days ago
On Tuesday August 11 2015, Stephen Grootes wrote a revealing response to editor-in-chief of The New Age and ANN7 Moegsien Williams. Moegsien Williams had written an opinion piece in the City Press newspaper and Media24, in which he reflected as a... Read more
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Daily Maverick
Fixing South Africa’s Presidency: Less power, More oversightMy colleagues and I often speak of the need to trim down our massive and expens
Fixing South Africa’s Presidency: Less power, More oversight
Daily Maverick / Posted 22 days ago
My colleagues and I often speak of the need to trim down our massive and expensive cabinet. At 35 ministers and 37 deputy ministers, ours is one of the largest cabinets in the world, and costs the taxpayer close to R150-million a year in salaries... Read more
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Mail & Guardian
Fishing-rights stink clings to top official StevensThe net may be closing on Desmond Stevens, the senior fisheries official who he
Fishing-rights stink clings to top official Stevens
Mail & Guardian / Posted 26 days ago
The net may be closing on Desmond Stevens, the senior fisheries official who headed the disastrous fishing rights allocation process in 2013 (Frap2013). The Hawks have wrapped up a corruption investigation into his role and handed a docket to the... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
R11 million coughed up by corrupt government officials is drop in oceanIn its 2014/2015 annual report which was recently tabled in Parliament‚ the NPA
R11 million coughed up by corrupt government officials is drop in ocean
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 27 days ago
In its 2014/2015 annual report which was recently tabled in Parliament‚ the NPA's Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) said it had set itself a target of recovering R100000 in the 2014/2015 financial year from government officials convicted of corruption and... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
NPA: Aim low, hit highThe cost of corruption in the public sector is estimated to have escalated from
NPA: Aim low, hit high
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 27 days ago
The cost of corruption in the public sector is estimated to have escalated from R130-million in the 2006/07 financial year to over R1-billion in 2011/12. In its 2014/15 report, which was recently tabled in Parliament, the Asset Forfeiture Unit said... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Public Hearings on Judicial Matters Amendment BillThe Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services today held public
Public Hearings on Judicial Matters Amendment Bill
AllAfrica.com / Posted 28 days ago
The Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services today held public hearings on the Judicial Matters Amendment Bill with a submission on the reporting of the Special Investigating Unit (SIU). Among other things, the Bill states that the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Probe Launched Into Telecoms DepartmentLeadership problems that cause "paralysis" at the Department of Telecommunicati
Probe Launched Into Telecoms Department
AllAfrica.com / Posted 29 days ago
Leadership problems that cause "paralysis" at the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services are set to be independently investigated. This is according to Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services Siyabonga Cwele, whose office on... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Trench Warfare, Nkandla Edition - Makhanya vs Everyone ElseArchitect Minenhle Makhanya has been largely blamed for the escalation of proje
Trench Warfare, Nkandla Edition - Makhanya vs Everyone Else
AllAfrica.com / Posted 30 days ago
Architect Minenhle Makhanya has been largely blamed for the escalation of project costs during the security upgrades at President Jacob Zuma's private Nkandla residence. Makhanya is awaiting a court judgment that will determine whether he will be... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Trench warfare, Nkandla editionOPINION: Nkandla,Nkandla Investigation,Nkandla committee,Minenhle Makhanya G
Trench warfare, Nkandla edition
Eye Witness News / Posted 30 days ago
OPINION: Nkandla,Nkandla Investigation,Nkandla committee,Minenhle Makhanya Glynnis Underhill looks at the case which appears to be of Minenhle Makhanya vs Everyone Else. Architect Minenhle Makhanya has been largely... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
From R290m to R1.8bn to build mental hospitalPsychiatric Hospital outside Kimberley that is standing still as construction h
From R290m to R1.8bn to build mental hospital
News 24 South Africa / Posted 30 days ago
Psychiatric Hospital outside Kimberley that is standing still as construction has stopped leaving the multi million rand intitution incomplete. Picture:Emile Hendricks/Foto24 The construction of the Kimberley Mental Hospital, which is expected to be... Read more
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Daily Maverick
Trench warfare, Nkandla edition: Makhanya vs Everyone Else“The minister of police had already approved certain features that were designe
Trench warfare, Nkandla edition: Makhanya vs Everyone Else
Daily Maverick / Posted 30 days ago
“The minister of police had already approved certain features that were designed, and in other cases it followed the same system,” Xulu explained over coffee. “Designs were made and approved. The costs were also approved, in accordance with the... Read more
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iol.co.za
Nkandla: no value for moneyINDEPENDENT MEDIAThe rot involving Nkandla goes to the depths of the corrupt na
Nkandla: no value for money
iol.co.za / Posted a month ago
INDEPENDENT MEDIAThe rot involving Nkandla goes to the depths of the corrupt nature of those behind the elaborate plan to rip off the state, says the writer. File picture: Bongiwe Mchunu The rot involving Nkandla goes to the depths of the corrupt... Read more
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IAfrica South African Business News
Zuma may still need to pay back the moneyAn aerial view of President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla residence. Credit: AFP Accord
Zuma may still need to pay back the money
IAfrica South African Business News / Posted 1 months ago
An aerial view of President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla residence. Credit: AFP According to a report, President Jacob Zuma may still have to pay back some of the money spent on his Nkandla homestead. Whether he will have to pay relies on a combination of... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Zuma Might Still Have to Pay Back Some MoneyIrrespective of what Parliament says, President Jacob Zuma could still end up p
Zuma Might Still Have to Pay Back Some Money
AllAfrica.com / Posted 1 months ago
Irrespective of what Parliament says, President Jacob Zuma could still end up paying millions for his Nkandla homestead, a report said on Friday. A presidential proclamation, the need to protect state resources and a pending decision by the high... Read more
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iafrica.com
Zuma may still need to pay back the moneyAn aerial view of President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla residence. Credit: AFP Accord
Zuma may still need to pay back the money
iafrica.com / Posted 1 months ago
An aerial view of President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla residence. Credit: AFP According to a report, President Jacob Zuma may still have to pay back some of the money spent on his Nkandla homestead. Whether he will have to pay relies on a combination of... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Zuma might still have to pay back some money reportCape Town - Irrespective of what Parliament says, President Jacob Zuma could st
Zuma might still have to pay back some money report
News 24 South Africa / Posted 1 months ago
Cape Town - Irrespective of what Parliament says, President Jacob Zuma could still end up paying millions for his Nkandla homestead, a report said on Friday. A presidential proclamation, the need to protect state resources and a pending decision by... Read more
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Mail & Guardian
Jacob Zuma's R11-million problemRegardless of what Parliament decides on President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla homeste
Jacob Zuma's R11-million problem
Mail & Guardian / Posted 1 months ago
Regardless of what Parliament decides on President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla homestead, he could still be on the hook for R11 137 553 – plus interest. Despite another round of hearings on his home this week, the combination of a presidential... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Telecoms Department Not Worried Over Key Staff ExodusBroadband roll-out programmes won't be affected by several key staff having exi
Telecoms Department Not Worried Over Key Staff Exodus
AllAfrica.com / Posted 1 months ago
Broadband roll-out programmes won't be affected by several key staff having exited the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services, says a spokesperson. Opposition political party the Democratic Alliance (DA) revealed on Thursday that the... Read more

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