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24 August 2016
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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...
Updated 4 hours ago
 
 
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,...
Updated 4 hours ago
 
 
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...
Updated 4 hours ago
 
 
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,...
Updated 5 hours ago
 
 
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...
Updated 5 hours ago
 
 
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...
Updated 6 hours ago
 
 
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...
Updated 7 hours ago
 
 
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...
Updated 7 hours ago
 
 
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...
Updated 7 hours ago
 
 
Zuma congratulates new Ekurhuleni mayor Masina
POLITICS
South African President Jacob Zuma has wished former Trade and Industry deputy minister Mzwandile Masina success following his election as mayor of the Ekurhuleni metro in Gauteng. “We wish to...
 
 
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...
 
 
South African assets sink after police summon Finance Minister
ECONOMY
South African assets slumped on Wednesday a day after an elite police unit summoned Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan over an investigation into a suspected rogue unit of the tax service, fuelling...
 
 
 
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