ARTICLES RELATING TO SIU

Nkandla architect asks others to join forces

2014-09-16 11:03

Embattled Nkandla architect Minenhle Makhanya, who is being sued for R155m by the state, has invited others implicated in the project to join legal forces.

Officials, not politicians blamed for Nkandla

2014-09-14 11:23
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Three former directors-general and at least 12 senior officials are set to take the fall over the Nkandla drama, while the politicians involved will probably get off scot-free, according to a report.

Nkandla: SIU fingers architect over costs

2014-09-12 14:40
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The SIU has found that President Jacob Zuma was enriched by state-funded improvements to his Nkandla home, but placed the blame for the soaring cost of the upgrades on his.

Zuma hands Nkandla report to Parliament

2014-09-11 18:38
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President Jacob Zuma has submitted to Parliament the Special Investigating Unit's final report on state-funded improvements to his home in Nkandla, his office says.

SIU is slow - communications committee

2014-08-29 22:31

The Special Investigating Unit is slow in its investigations, the portfolio committee on telecommunications and postal services says.

SIU: No obligation to make Nkandla report public

2014-08-22 18:57
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The Special Investigating Unit says it does not have to make its report on security upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's home public.

Cracks in oversight should be a concern - Madonsela

2014-08-21 05:00

Cracks and weaknesses in public oversight should be of concern to Parliament, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's office says.

ANC commends Zuma's Nkandla response

2014-08-14 20:36

The office of the ANC chief whip has welcomed President Jacob Zuma's response to Parliament over questions about security upgrades to his Nkandla private home.

Nkandla project manager knows 'real truth'

2014-08-14 12:48

The project manager of the security upgrade at President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla residence says he knows "the story behind the story" and hopes the truth will emerge.

SIU wants R155m from Nkandla architect

2014-08-12 19:50
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The SIU is trying to recover more than R155m from architect Minenhle Makhanya, allegedly responsible for inflating the cost at President Jacob Zuma’s private home in Nkandla.

Govt official fired over R60m fraud

2014-08-04 08:31
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A senior official for the public works department has been fired after allegedly paying more than R60m to contractors to renovate houses for government ministers.

ANC welcomes probe into state bodies

2014-07-31 14:36

The ANC has welcomed the Special Investigating Unit's probe into a number of institutions for maladministration and corruption.

Nkandla probe ongoing - presidency

2014-07-22 21:22

The investigation by the SIU into upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's private home in Nkandla is still ongoing.

Zuma 'still working' on Nkandla report

2014-07-17 12:31

President Jacob Zuma is still working on a report on costly upgrades at his Nkandla home, and is waiting to receive all the necessary information required for the report, his spokesperson says.

SIU accessed Nkandla months after probe launched

2014-07-10 20:15

The SIU's report on upgrades at Nkandla has been delayed in part because investigators only gained access to the property more than six months after the probe was launched.

SIU to probe KZN Treasury

2014-07-10 16:50

President Jacob Zuma has authorised the Special Investigating Unit to investigate irregular expenditure by the KwaZulu-Natal provincial Treasury.

SIU delaying release of final Nkandla report - DA

2014-06-27 21:06

The DA says the Special Investigating Unit has been delaying the release of the final Nkandla report and trying to find a diplomatic way to present it.

SIU takes case to court

2014-06-22 09:00

The Special Investigative Unit has taken one of its cases to court in a bid to remove the chief executive of the Universal Service Access Agency of South Africa, Zami Nkosi, from his post.

SIU to finalise Nkandla report

2014-06-12 12:43

A report into security upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's private Nkandla homestead in KwaZulu-Natal is in the process of being finalised, the Special Investigating Unit says.

Nkandla: SIU fingers 15 over procurement

2014-04-25 21:47

The Special Investigating Unit has handed evidence to the public works department relating to possible misconduct concerning procurement in the Nkandla project.

IT staff erred on Nkandla report - SIU

2014-04-03 17:09
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An IT staff member marked the Special Investigating Unit's report on Nkandla "completed" because he had misinterpreted an e-mail.

SIU to probe payments to Sapo ghost staff

2014-02-05 05:30

President Jacob Zuma is turning to the Special Investigating Unit to investigate the troubled South African Post Office, including payments to ghost workers.

Delays over Nkandla report raises concern

2014-01-18 19:58
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ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe says the continuous delay of releasing the report on security upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's private Nkandla homestead is concerning.

SIU deputy head resigns

2013-11-14 15:25

Special Investigating Unit deputy head Faiek Davids has resigned, the unit says.

Land grants valued at R699m probed - SIU

2013-10-21 17:59

About 60 land grants collectively worth R699m have been probed by the Special Investigating Unit since 2011.

 

Nkandla landscaping cost R16m

2014-09-15 08:11
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More than R16m was spent on plants, paving, lighting and irrigation at President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home - with R1.6m spent on trees alone, according to documents.

DA condemns Zuma's letter to Madonsela

2014-09-12 17:30
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The DA has condemned President Jacob Zuma's letter to the Public Protector in which he disagrees with Thuli Madonsela's view regarding her position.

Zuma says he can review protector's findings

2014-09-11 21:13
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President Jacob Zuma has told Public Protector Thuli Madonsela he could not and should not give blanket acceptance to her reports, in response to her reminder that he has failed to heed her findings on Nkandla.

SIU submits replies to Nkandla architect

2014-09-10 14:17

The SIU has submitted its replies to Nkandla architect Minenhle Makhanya on the upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's homestead, in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court.

Madonsela challenges Zuma over Nkandla debt

2014-08-24 08:07
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Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has reportedly sent President Jacob Zuma a scathing letter asking why he should not pay back some of the R246m spent on his Nkandla home.

SIU hands over final Nkandla report

2014-08-21 13:42

The Special Investigating Unit says it has handed over its final report on Nkandla to President Jacob Zuma.

The Nkandla 'hit list'

2014-08-15 09:40
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President Jacob Zuma's report on the Nkandla scandal hints at who will take the fall, with 19 department of public works employees set to face charges.

Some security features an excessive encroachment - Zuma

2014-08-14 16:45
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President Jacob Zuma says some security features at Nkandla encroached on his enjoyment of his home in a response to the Speaker of Parliament.

Nkandla architect faces big bill, crumbling marriage

2014-08-13 08:52
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President Jacob Zuma's architect Minenhle Makhanya is lying low after being hit by a R155.3m bill for the Nkandla security upgrade, and with his marriage reportedly on the rocks.

Nkandla report being finalised - SIU

2014-08-11 16:37
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The Special Investigating Unit is confident it will present its final report on security upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home in due time.

9 of 36 SIU investigations complete

2014-08-01 22:28

A quarter of the Special Investigating Unit investigations proclaimed by President Jacob Zuma over the past six years have been completed.

Zuma asks SIU to probe state bodies

2014-07-30 18:19
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President Jacob Zuma has asked the Special Investigating Unit to probe a number of institutions for maladministration and corruption.

Zuma's delay excuse for Nkandla report bizarre - DA

2014-07-18 22:47
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DA says the explanation that President Jacob Zuma's response to the Nkandla report is delayed because he is overseas is unacceptable.

Madonsela criticised for not referring cases

2014-07-15 17:45

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has received more criticism from the justice ministry for her remarks to the media and her perceived reluctance to refer cases to other agencies.

SIU to probe KZN treasury

2014-07-10 18:25

President Jacob Zuma has authorised the Special Investigating Unit to investigate irregular expenditure by the KwaZulu-Natal provincial treasury.

SIU must explain delay of Nkandla report - DA

2014-07-09 20:06

The DA has called on the Special Investigating Unit to explain why the release of its final Nkandla report has been delayed.

Release of Nkandla report delayed - SIU

2014-06-27 10:04
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The Special Investigating Unit says the release of its report on the security upgrades at President Jacob Zuma's private homestead has been delayed due to circumstances beyond its control.

Speaker waiting for Zuma's Nkandla response

2014-06-12 14:23

Speaker Baleka Mbete says she will decide how to handle the findings of the Nkandla expenditure once President Jacob Zuma hands her his response to investigations into the controversy.

SIU: Nkandla papers handed to lawyers

2014-05-29 11:04

Documents for a possible civil claim relating to upgrades at President Jacob Zuma's private Nkandla homestead in KwaZulu-Natal have been handed over to lawyers, the Special Investigating Unit says.

Casac raises concern over SIU Nkandla findings probe

2014-04-23 16:04

A submission on the Nkandla ad hoc committee has been made to the National Assembly, the Council for the Advancement of the SA Constitution says.

Zuma to wait for SIU Nkandla report

2014-04-02 16:09
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President Jacob Zuma has undertaken to give Parliament a "further report" on "decisive executive interventions" on his private Nkandla home.

Zuma directs SIU to probe department

2014-01-22 21:05

President Jacob Zuma has directed the Special Investigating Unit to probe allegations of maladministration in the department of co-operative governance and traditional affairs.

SIU under-performing, says former head

2013-11-20 10:48

Former deputy Special Investigating Unit head Faiek Davids has said the unit is not performing according to expectations, according to a report.

Zuma: No SIU probe into Nkandla yet

2013-11-04 12:13
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President Jacob Zuma has not yet asked the Special Investigating Unit to probe alleged irregularities in the upgrade of his private Nkandla homestead in KwaZulu-Natal.

SIU acting head still in charge

2013-09-05 21:33

The Special Investigating Unit has denied a rumour that it was without a leader for September.

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