REVEALED: Public Protector punted ‘must read book’ by anti-Reserve Bank activist

2017-06-21 12:36

Public Protector Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane punted a ‘must read book’ by a South African anti-Reserve Bank activist on social media while she was investigating the Bankorp bailout.

The Public Protector is right - amend the Constitution

2017-06-21 09:25

The argument that by reclaiming the R1.125 billion from Absa, the SARB would destabilise the banking sector, send the rand into free fall and scare away investors is not entirely true, writes Oliver Dickson.

Investors on high alert after Public Protector bombshell

2017-06-20 21:15

Recent statements by Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane will not be taken lightly by markets and investors, warns an economist.

Vavi's Saftu calls for nationalisation of SARB

2017-06-20 12:48

Following the release of the Public Protector’s CIEX report, Zwelinzima Vavi’s new trade federation is calling for the nationalisation of the Reserve Bank.

Why it’s not for Public Protector to make economic policy

2017-06-19 20:11

The Public Protector is certainly not an economic policy-making institution or a body writing the Constitution, an economist tells Fin24.

Public protector probes RAF over 'maladministration'

2017-05-12 10:53

The office of the public protector has confirmed it will be investigating the Road Accident Fund for maladministration.

DA wants protector probe into Dlamini’s alleged ties to businessman

2017-04-09 21:10

The DA has requested a public protector probe into allegations on an improper relationship between Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini and businessman Lunga Ncwana.

Bankorp report littered with legal, factual inaccuracies - ABSA

2017-03-01 13:24

ABSA says it has responded to Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane on the Bankorp report in line with the February 28 deadline.

Mkhwebane worried about public's mistrust

2017-02-16 18:11

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane says she is bothered by the public’s mistrust of her office.

The money belongs to all South Africans

2017-02-01 09:29

It is important to remember that any looting of state coffers should be exposed. The money belongs to all South Africans.


Mkhwebane's masterful trap

2017-06-21 11:47

Maybe the Public Protector wants the courts to rule against her because if she can't interfere with the Reserve Bank, the same might apply to other state bodies, writes Howard Feldman.

Pursuing a 30-year old bailout is sending SA on a wild goose chase

2017-06-21 08:26

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has touched on two highly contentious issues: the unresolved bailout for a local bank three decades ago and the role of the country's Reserve Bank, says Alan Hirsch.

S&P warns of more downgrades over proposed changes to SARB mandate

2017-06-20 14:15

S&P Global warns that South Africa’s credit rating could be downgraded further if government takes up the recommendation to change the Constitutional mandate of the Reserve Bank.

Public Protector creates useful diversion for a state under siege

2017-06-20 11:06

Busisiwe Mkhwebane's pronouncements should be a warning to South Africans from all political persuasions of the looming battles for control as the ANC moves towards an elective conference, says Daniel Silke.

Public Protector to oppose Zuma's State Capture review

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane said she will be opposing President Jacob Zuma's State of Capture review. Watch.

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Public Protector must probe Molefe's 'golden handshake' - DA, Sanco

2017-04-17 13:43

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane must investigate reports that former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe's received a R30m golden handshake from the power utility, the DA says.

Russian roulette: The judiciary’s turn?

2017-03-20 12:09

Over the years, President Jacob Zuma has interfered with various public bodies and offices in a bid to consolidate his position. Is the country’s judiciary next?

Mkhwebane needs a lesson in public relations

2017-02-22 11:11

The public protector still needs to prove that she is on the public's side and must demonstrate that she is no one’s puppet, especially not Zuma’s, writes Howard Feldman.

Pityana: Dirty money at the centre of Zuma delaying Fica Bill

2017-02-03 06:01

There’s enough reason to suspect the true reason why President Jacob Zuma is delaying the Fica Bill is to facilitate continued money laundering, says Sipho Pityana.

SA Reserve Bank’s historical lifeboat to Bankorp – does it actually mean anything?

2017-01-25 17:19

Bankorp's lifeboat from Sarb has no practical significance save for political outrage and there’s zero cause for Absa to pay back anything, says an analyst. He explains why.

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