ARTICLES RELATING TO SIU

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.

Parties welcome SIU, NDPP appointments

2013-08-31 16:33

Political parties have welcomed the appointment of Mxolisi Nxasana as the new national director of public prosecutions and Vasantrai Soni as the new head the Special Investigating Unit.

SIU returns R181m in stolen state funds

2013-08-28 09:02

The Special Investigating Unit says it has recovered R181m in stolen state funds which it has returned to various departments and municipalities, and has prevented future losses of R16bn.

Minister insists Nkandla details secret

2013-08-20 19:07
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Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi has insisted the report into alleged misspending at Nkandla remains secret to protect President Jacob Zuma's security.

I was offered SIU job - Penzhorn

2013-07-29 15:39

A senior Durban advocate, who claims to have been offered the position as head of the SIU, says he heard nothing from the president after he was approached in February.

Radebe: Full jails a sign NPA is working

2013-05-29 14:27
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Busy courts and over-crowded jails indicate that the NPA is doing a good job, Justice Minister Jeff Radebe says.

SIU reinstates deputy

2013-05-02 20:35

The Special Investigating Unit has announced the reinstatement of its deputy head Faiek Davids.

Zuma’s new graft busters

2013-04-21 15:38

President Jacob Zuma is finally appointing heads to lead two crucial law-enforcement agencies – and both of them are from his home province of KwaZulu-Natal, City Press reports.

R49m spent on Nkandla consultants - DA

2013-03-12 20:09
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More than R49m was spent on consultants involved in building projects at President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead, Democratic Alliance MP Anchen Dreyer says.

Calls for SABC chair to be fired

2013-03-04 17:59

The DA and Cope have called for the sacking of SABC board chairperson Ben Ngubane after he allegedly reinstated fired acting COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng.

SA has lost confidence in Zuma, DA says

2013-02-19 18:18
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The South African people have lost confidence in President Jacob Zuma and his State of the Nation address showed why, Democratic Alliance parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko says.

SIU to have new head 'by end of February'

2013-01-28 13:34

A permanent Special Investigating Unit (SIU) head is expected to be appointed by the end of February, Justice Minister Jeff Radebe said on Monday.

Hofmeyr blamed for SIU labour dispute

2012-10-11 16:03

The acting head of the special investigating unit suggested to MPs that she had to settle a controversial labour dispute because her predecessor, Willie Hofmeyr, had acted improperly.

R5bn of taxpayers' money 'missing'

2012-08-02 09:28
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A shocking report tabled in Parliament shows that more than R5bn of taxpayers’ money has been lost due to looting, tender fraud and irregular spending in government departments.

R200m fraud at E Cape health department

2012-05-15 07:44
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A preliminary report by the Special Investigation Unit on a probe into the Eastern Cape health department has revealed corruption amounting to at least R200m.

Husband of NPA boss pardoned

2012-04-08 17:00

President Jacob Zuma has expunged the criminal record of the husband of the acting prosecutions boss, Advocate Nomgcobo Jiba.

Nzimande upset over corruption coverage

2012-02-21 21:01

Reports on corruption by South Africa's media are often not a "reflection of the truth", Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has told MPs.

Probe a chance to 'hold Eskom accountable'

2012-02-09 18:52

A special investigating unit probe into Eskom's activities is a chance to hold the parastatal accountable for South Africa's electricity problems, the DA.

Prisons may extend 'corrupt' tender

2012-01-29 17:15

The prisons department is considering extending a multimillion-rand catering tender that, according to the special investigating unit, was awarded corruptly in the first place.

Zuma accepts Simelane ruling, appoints Jiba

2011-12-28 22:15

President Jacob Zuma has accepted the court ruling that struck down his appointment of Menzi Simelane as national director of public prosecutions, and named Simelane's deputy to act in the post.

Heath: Quitting was right

2011-12-20 11:51

Former judge Willem Heath has broken his silence, saying his dramatic resignation as the head of the Special Investigating Unit was the right thing to do.

 

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.

Zuma appoints new NPA, SIU heads

2013-08-30 15:23
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The presidency has announced the new heads of the National Prosecuting Authority and the Special Investigative Unit.

SIU probes Limpopo contracts

2013-08-21 18:23

Procurement contracts worth over R1bn in Limpopo were being probed by the Special Investigating Unit, Parliament's finance select committee has been told.

Presidency mum on SIU appointment

2013-07-29 22:19

The presidency has refrained from naming candidates under consideration for the Special Investigating Unit head position.

DA submits bill on SIU appointment

2013-06-05 16:58

The DA has submitted a private member's bill proposing to change the law governing the appointment of a Special Investigating Unit head.

DA: Parly must help appoint SIU head

2013-05-22 19:09

The DA is to submit a private member's bill to Parliament to limit President Jacob Zuma's powers to appoint a new Special Investigating Unit head.

SIU gets flack over anti-graft targets

2013-04-24 18:49

The Special Investigating Unit has come under fire from MPs for slashing its targets in terms of taking on corruption cases and recovering stolen state funds.

Reveal Nkandla contracts - IFP

2013-04-15 14:38

Confidential Nkandla agreements between Bonelela Construction Enterprises and the department of public works must be disclosed, the IFP says.

Still long way to go for public works

2013-03-06 18:50

The public works department is taking steps to curb corruption and collusion, Minister Thulas Nxesi says.

1 000 officials convicted of housing fraud

2013-02-21 20:39

More than 1 000 officials have been convicted of fraud related to sub-standard government housing, the department of human settlements says.

'Devastating' corruption in E Cape health dept

2013-02-04 07:26

A forensic audit of the Eastern Cape health department has revealed "devastating" large-scale graft and nepotism, including 544 suspected ghost employees.

SIU going downhill: DA

2012-10-17 20:02

Audit results show the Special Investigating Unit is in decline following the departure of long-time head Willie Hofmeyr, the DA claims.

Housing contracts of R4bn investigated

2012-09-30 18:34

The total value of housing contracts being probed by the Special Investigating Unit stands at R4bn, President Jacob Zuma says.

Corruption rife in Tshwane - report

2012-07-31 10:04

Rampant corruption in the Tshwane metro, where more than 60 officials have already been found to be involved in shady dealings, is hampering service delivery, says the Democratic Alliance.

SIU says funding crisis threatens work

2012-04-20 16:02

A severe cash crisis is hampering the Special Investigating Unit's capacity to probe corruption, says acting chief financial officer Garth Elliot.

Billions lost to corrupt state - ACDP

2012-03-31 14:40

Around R30bn is lost each year as a result of fraud and corruption at government level, the African Christian Democratic Party says

Tainted company scores tender for prisons

2012-02-09 20:30

The prisons department has extended a multimillion-rand catering tender to a company implicated in massive tender fraud and corruption.

Eskom asks for SIU probe

2012-02-07 22:33

Eskom has asked the special investigating unit to probe whether there is corruption, fraud and maladministration within its divisions.

Hofmeyr seeks Zuma tapes

2012-01-19 12:07

Former Special Investigating Unit head Willie Hofmeyr has reportedly asked for help in obtaining a copy of the 2007 tapes that led to corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma being dropped.

SIU gets yet another acting boss

2011-12-21 14:45

President Jacob Zuma has replaced the acting head of the special investigating unit, Advocate Nomgcobo Jiba, after less than a week in the job.

Mixed reaction to Heath resignation

2011-12-15 22:33

There is mixed reaction from political parties over the resignation of newly-appointed special investigating unit head Willem Heath.

 
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