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25 August 2016
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Mkhwebane selected as Public Protector candidate
PUBLIC PROTECTOR
The Public Protector committee has selected Busisiwe Mkhwebane as the last woman standing to fill Thuli Madonsela’s shoes. Mkhwebane was lauded for her great communication skills, her experience,...
 
 
Tenderpreneurship the root of South Africa’s economic problems – Madonsela
CORRUPTION
Tenderpreneurship is one of the biggest contributors to corruption and unemployment in South Africa, as it encourages businesspersons to be corrupt, outgoing Public Protector Advocate Thuli...
 
 
BLSA, Basa warn of negative consequences surrounding Hawks' action against Gordhan
FINANCE
The confidence of investors in South Africa, which has been steadily recovering on the back of joint action by government, business and labour in recent months, is now in jeopardy, says Business...
 
 
19 universities could become dysfunctional with 0% increase, Parliament hears
EDUCATION
Parliament's portfolio committee on higher education has heard that 19 universities could become dysfunctional in 2018 if a 0% fee increase is carried over for a second year. Higher Education and...
 
 
I'm going back to law, where I started – Madonsela
PUBLIC PROTECTOR
Outgoing Public Protector Thuli Madonsela will be returning to practicing law, as well as channelling her energy towards social activism after her tenure ends in October. "I'm going back to where I...
 
 
Two former top SARS officials to appear before the Hawks on Thursday
POLITICS
Former deputy South African Revenue Service (Sars) commissioner Ivan Pillay and the revenue service’s former head of strategy Johan van Loggerenberg will appear before the Directorate for Priority...
 
 
Nersa committee recommends that RCA judgment be appealed
ELECTRICITY
The National Energy Regulator of South Africa’s (Nersa’s) electricity subcommittee will recommend that the Energy Regulator, which meets on Thursday, appeal the recent High Court judgment setting...
 
 
Sursprise Khwezi protest should never happen again – top cop
POLITICS
Police were looking at finding ways to make sure they were never surprised by a "Remember Khwezi"-like protest again, acting national commissioner Khomotso Phahlane told Parliament on Wednesday....
 
 
SABC denies giving ex-CEO R18m golden handshake
STATE COMPANY
Media reports saying that former South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) CEO Frans Matlala got a severance package of R18-million are false, said his incumbent James Aguma on Tuesday at...
 
 
Churches demand Mugabe impeachment
POLITICS
Some Zimbabwean churches have called for the impeachment of 92-year-old President Robert Mugabe over his misrule that has resulted in the economic collapse that have left the country exposed to...
 
 
 
 
I am under no legal obligation to present myself to Hawks – Gordhan
STATEMENT
I confirm that on 22 August 2016, my attorneys received a letter from the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigations (“the HAWKS”) requesting that I present myself at their offices on 25 August...
 
 
Eskom, Outa at odds over nuclear-site licensing notices
NUCLEAR
Eskom insists it has complied with the National Nuclear Regulator’s (NNR’s) prescribed processes in its application for Nuclear Installation Site Licences (NISL) at Thyspunt, in the Eastern Cape,...
 
 
Tightening supply should bode well for commodity prices – Glencore
DIVERSIFIED MINERS
Diversified mining and marketing company Glencore, now with a significantly reduced debt profile, is producing its key commodities at exceptionally low operational cost, exemplified by the unit...
 
 
Robust debate over Public Protector candidates
POLITICS
Political parties are, so far, divided on who should be the next Public Protector. While committee chairperson Makhosi Khoza has expressed hopes that the committee would be able to reach a...
 
 
Gauteng government receives clean bill of health from Auditor General
FINANCE
All 12 Gauteng provincial departments and public entities have received clean audit status for the 2015/16 financial year, a first for the province in 13 years, provincial Premier David Makhura...
 
 
 
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