Estina dairy farm project an example of organised robbery, Peter Hain tells Zondo commission

2019-11-18 19:26

British MP Lord Peter Hain has described the collapsed Estina dairy farm project as one of the examples of organised robbery by the controversial Gupta family.

Estina dairy project’s plan 'inconsistent, unrealistic', state capture inquiry hears

2019-08-12 19:19

Agricultural economist Andries Maree has told the commission of inquiry into state capture that it did not make sense to run the Estina dairy project in the Free State, as the area was not conducive to dairy farms.

Beware the well-meaning zealot

2018-11-29 10:39

A vote for Cyril Ramaphosa is a vote for the ANC, which is a vote for more corruption and incompetence. If voters reward poor performance with re-election, they should expect continued poor performance, writes Geordin Hill-Lewis.

Mkhwebane to launch fresh probe into politicians' roles in Estina matter

2018-04-17 13:53

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has told MPs that her office will open a new case file to probe the role of politicians and individuals in the Estina dairy farm matter.


We gave Estina a 99-year lease agreement, with intention of giving beneficiaries land later, ex-Free State agricuture head tells Zondo commission

2019-10-28 18:14

Former Free State agriculture department head Peter Thabethe says they had signed a 99-year free lease agreement with Estina with the intention of later transferring the land to beneficiaries.

Estina farm project: State capture inquiry hears how legislature failed the people of the Free State

2019-07-23 07:31

The judicial commission of inquiry into state capture has heard how the Gupta-linked Vrede dairy farm project was a classic example of how the provincial legislature and its committees failed the people of the Free State.

Guptas' nephew awaits outcome of application to have bail conditions relaxed

2018-05-07 19:45

Varun Gupta, the nephew of the controversial Gupta brothers and one of the accused in the Estina dairy project, has asked the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court to relax his bail conditions, particularly the one relating to international travel.

Luxury vehicles, immovable properties and bank accounts among some items listed in R250m Vrede restraint order

2018-04-16 20:47

Luxury vehicles, immovable properties and bank accounts are some of the assets which are subject to a provisional restraint order which the Asset Forfeiture Unit obtained in the case against the accused in the multimillion-rand Estina dairy farm project.

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