ANC: Integrity report still needs to be completed

2014-09-28 21:39

A preliminary report by the ANC's integrity committee - reportedly containing a recommendation for embattled Northern Cape ANC chair John Block to resign as finance MEC - has been sent back for finalisation.

Trifecta boss starts to testify

2014-06-03 21:00

The fraud and corruption trial of the Trifecta group of companies and three senior Northern Cape ANC officials has resumed in the Northern Cape High Court.

John Block acquittal bid dismissed

2014-05-09 18:58

The court has dismissed acquittal applications by the Trifecta group of companies and senior Northern Cape ANC officials, among them John Block.

State 'self-destructed' in Block case, court hears

2014-04-15 21:47

The prosecution in the Trifecta lease matter have destroyed their own case, the Northern Cape High Court in Kimberley has heard.

DA carries promises of new SA - Mazibuko

2014-04-12 20:30

The DA is the only political party that could deliver the vision of SA enshrined in the Constitution, parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko says.

Official: N Cape acted fairly on 'inflated' leases

2014-02-19 22:30

A senior government official has confirmed that her supply chain unit in the Northern Cape social development department acted openly and fairly with leases.

Trifecta charges ludicrous - lawyer

2014-02-11 22:32

Some charges against the Trifecta group and other accused are ludicrous, the Northern Cape High Court has heard.

Block questions auditor's objectivity in court

2014-02-10 22:42

The objectivity of a forensic auditor testifying in the Northern Cape Trifecta fraud case has been questioned in the Northern Cape High Court.

ANC heavyweights case: 400m² for just two staffers

2014-02-07 05:30

The Northern Cape High Court has heard how the province's social development department, headed by ANC heavyweight and fraud accused Alvin Botes, was given office space of 400m² for just two staffers in a lease agreement with the Trifecta Group.

Northern Cape lease tenders were not advertised

2014-02-04 21:12

The Northern Cape government entered into lease agreements with the Trifecta Group without advertising any tenders, a court has heard.

Some John Block co-accused walk free

2014-02-03 20:11

Charges have been withdrawn against three of the 15 accused in the Trifecta office rental trial in the Northern Cape High Court.

ANC to purge rogues

2014-01-26 14:32

Corrupt and rogue candidates who make it on to the ANC’s election lists for Parliament and legislatures, could for the first time be purged by the ANC’s integrity committee.

ANC fraud case postponed

2013-10-28 21:08

A fraud trial involving three prominent Northern Cape ANC members and the Trifecta Group has been postponed by the Northern Cape High Court.

Block keeps spot in Northern Cape govt

2013-06-05 13:04

The Northern Cape's embattled ANC chairperson John Block remains a member of new Premier Sylvia Lucas's reshuffled provincial executive.

N Cape opposition stay away in protest

2013-05-23 17:01

Two Northern Cape opposition parties have stayed away from a provincial budget sitting in Kimberley because it was being attended by two MECs accused of fraud.

Duarte: ANC does not appoint criminals

2013-05-09 22:20

The notion that the ANC appoints criminals to positions is wrong, the party's deputy secretary general Jessie Duarte has said.

Judge denies protecting ANC leader

2013-03-24 14:29

A judge has denied wanting to protect corruption-accused Northern Cape ANC leader John Block, a newspaper has reported.

Block case set back another year

2013-01-31 22:24

A racketeering and fraud case against Northern Cape ANC chairperson John Block has been postponed to next year due to a constitutional challenge to the NPA’s racketeering certificate.

Build-up to Mangaung worrying - Block

2012-11-30 17:11

Attacks by African National Congress members on each other in the run-up to Mangaung 2012 were worrying, Northern Cape ANC leader John Block says.

Opposition parties protest against Block

2012-11-27 22:42

Opposition parties in the Northern Cape have walked out of the provincial legislature in a protest against Finance MEC John Block.

John Block gets bail of R50 000

2012-11-21 14:44

Northern Cape ANC leader John Block and two other provincial ANC heavyweights have been released on bail of R50 000 each after they appeared in court for fraud and corruption charges.

Councillors must stop being lazy - Block

2012-06-11 09:31

Public representatives of the ANC in the Northern Cape must stop being lazy, and arrogant comrades end up as nobodies, party provincial chairperson John Block says.

Fraud-accused John Block re-elected

2012-06-08 16:01

Fraud-accused John Block has been re-elected as chairperson of the ANC in the Northern Cape.

Voting for top N Cape ANC positions starts

2012-06-08 13:07

Voting for two key positions in the top five leadership structure of the Northern Cape ANC, including chairperson John Block's position, has started in Upington.

Northern Cape Cope frustrates ANC

2012-02-23 21:30

The ANC has expressed frustration over a successful court action by Cope to stop the Northern Cape's state-of-the-province debate in Kimberley.


Northern Cape official to testify in corruption trial

2014-06-17 10:23

Senior Northern Cape ANC official Yolanda Botha is set to start testifying in her defence in her fraud and corruption trial in the Northern Cape High Court.

Trifecta judge dismisses recusal bid

2014-05-30 07:24

Northern Cape High Court Judge Mathebe Phatshoane has dismissed a bid for her recusal due to possible bias in the fraud trial of the Trifecta group and three senior ANC officials.

Corruption charges untrue, says lawyer

2014-04-16 12:31

Trying to stick corruption charges in the Trifecta matter on Northern Cape ANC member Yolanda Botha is "a bridge too far", the Northern Cape High Court has heard.

Argument on acquittal application in Trifecta continues

2014-04-15 12:48

Arguments on an acquittal application in the case involving Trifecta and senior ANC leaders are continuing in the Northern Cape High Court.

CDP: ANC misusing God for politics

2014-03-28 10:46

The Christian Democratic Party will check if the ANC's continued misuse of God for political purposes is a contravention of the electoral code, its leader says.

John Block's call an order

2014-02-19 07:31

A government official treated a request from Northern Cape ANC leader John Block to help a business friend as an order, the Northern Cape High Court has heard.

Trifecta forensic report could be flawed

2014-02-11 18:38

Some calculations in the Trifecta forensic report could be based on the wrong set of facts, the Northern Cape High Court has heard.

John Block payments revealed in court

2014-02-07 22:35

Evidence on payments from the Trifecta property group to three prominent Northern Cape politicians has been heard in the Northern Cape High Court.

Court hears details of Block's alleged fraud

2014-02-05 21:57

Details of the alleged multi-million rand Trifecta rental fraud have emerged in the Northern Cape High Court.

Block and co-accused deny guilt

2014-02-04 16:53

Northern Cape ANC leader John Block and his co-accused have pleaded not guilty to fraud charges involving millions of rands.

Block case delayed in Kimberley court

2014-02-03 13:04

A fraud trial involving three prominent Northern Cape ANC members and the Trifecta Group has been delayed in the Northern Cape High Court.

Block refused leave to appeal

2013-11-29 22:30

Northern Cape ANC chair John Block has been refused leave to appeal against an order to seize his assets.

ANC stands by Block

2013-09-17 07:24

The ANC says the embattled Northern Cape ANC leader John Block remains innocent until proven otherwise.

Northern Cape reshuffle on the cards

2013-06-03 17:40

Newly-elected Northern Cape Premier Sylvia Lucas is expected to announce her reshuffled provincial executive this week, her office says.

NPA cracks down on Northern Cape group

2013-05-13 19:05

Assets of the accused in a Northern Cape fraud and corruption case involving the Trifecta Group have been provisionally frozen.

DA: ANC not worried about Northern Cape

2013-04-17 17:49

The ANC was more concerned about keeping its Northern Cape leader John Block in his position than in the public's demand for a clean provincial administration, the DA says.

Date set for Block's fraud trial

2013-03-07 14:40

The trial of Northern Cape ANC leader John Block and seven others will begin in the Northern Cape High Court in Kimberley, the NPA says.

Northern Cape leaders' assets frozen

2012-12-03 12:13

A Northern Cape court has issued an order freezing assets belonging to provincial political leaders and a businessman.

Northern Cape ANC nominations under way

2012-11-30 14:36

The Northern Cape ANC provincial nomination conference in Kimberley has started with heavy security measures in place.

DA calls for premier to suspend Block

2012-11-21 18:53

The Northern Cape premier should suspend under-fire Finance MEC John Block, as well as MEC Alvin Botes who both appeared in court on fraud, corruption and money-laundering charges, the DA says.

John Block manipulated tenders - report

2012-07-27 10:40

Northern Cape ANC leader John Block manipulated tenders for his own enrichment, according to an affidavit to investigators.

N Cape ANC wants multi-campus varsity

2012-06-11 09:29

The Northern Cape ANC wants a university with campuses in different regions of the province to create job opportunities.

N Cape ANC has moved forward: Block

2012-06-08 14:42

The ANC in the Northern Cape has moved away from the embarrassing past that marred its previous elective conference, said provincial chairperson John Block.

Malema lambastes 'power drunk' ANC leaders

2012-03-18 17:59

Suspended ANC Youth League president Julius Malema has criticised "power drunk" ANC leaders who have drifted away from the masses.

Premier's support of Block absurd - DA

2012-02-06 22:22

Northern Cape premier Hazel Jenkins’ open support in court of fraud-accused ANC leader John Block is absurd, the Democratic Alliance says.

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