5 hits, 5 misses in 2019: We were doing so well until we were doing so badly

2020-01-02 19:59

While government made progress in some areas this year, it was not without any blunders either. We take a look at how government tried to take two steps forward, but then one step back.

South Africa's trade surplus widens as imports fall

2019-12-28 11:46

South Africa's trade surplus widened in November as the value of imports of equipment components and chemical products decreased.

SARS' refusal to hand over Zuma's tax records could 'attract criminal sanctions' - Mkhwebane

2019-12-06 19:20

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane maintains she does have the power to obtain former president Jacob Zuma's tax information from the South African Revenue Service (SARS) whose refusal to provide it could result in "criminal sanctions".

EXCLUSIVE: The damning evidence against Julius Malema the NPA chose to ignore

2019-12-01 06:52

New evidence shows that the EFF leader scored a R1m Merc, tyres for his luxury German sedan, a chartered jet, holidays in Zimbali and even legal fees from a Limpopo tender company.

Waiting game for Gordhan, Mkhwebane as ConCourt reserves judgement

2019-11-28 17:45

During proceedings, judges sought to understand how an order suspending the implementation of remedial action against Gordhan, as recommended by the Public Protector in her report, would affect the functioning of her office.

UPDATE | Lucky Montana describes SARS order to attach his assets as 'vindictive'

2019-11-20 17:10

SARS has secured warrants to attach assets owned by former Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa chief executive Lucky Montana, a report says.

Former SARS exec Van Loggerenberg squares up against Mkhwebane, heads to court to challenge 'rogue unit' report

2019-11-15 22:09

Former SARS enforcement boss Johann van Loggerenberg says he will be challenging the hotly contested 2014 top-secret Inspector General of Intelligence (IGI) report into the "Rogue Unit" in a bid to have it set aside.

SA Revenue Service dismisses top legal officer following disciplinary hearing

2019-11-15 14:08

The tax agency has dismissed Refiloe Mokoena, its Chief Officer: Legal Counsel.

Mkhwebane to oppose SARS bid to stop her accessing Zuma's tax records

2019-11-11 17:14

Mkhwebane is investigating a 2017 complaint from the DA that Zuma allegedly received undeclared money from a security company.

Manner in which Mkhwebane handled CR17, 'rogue unit' complaints 'extremely unusual' - axed Public Protector COO

2019-11-10 11:24

Axed Public Protector South Africa COO, Basani Baloyi, says Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, as well as CEO Vussy Mahlangu, acted unconstitutionally during investigations of certain complaints.


If 2019 was a bad year for Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, 2020 could be worse

2020-01-01 09:52

While Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane weathered many a storm in 2019, there are dark clouds on the horizon for 2020.

SARS slams Mkhwebane's 'worrying ignorance' of the law in review of Pillay pension report

2019-12-10 06:02

The South African Revenue Service has labelled Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's findings and remedial actions in a report into the early retirement and re-hiring of former deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay as "incompetent" and "irrational".

Taxman opposes urgent court bid to halt Bosasa liquidation and auction, says company owes more than R500m in taxes

2019-12-05 13:45

The South African Revenue Service has filed court papers opposing an urgent bid by Jared Watson to halt the auction of corruption accused company Bosasa's assets.

PICS: SARS destroys over R7m of illegally imported goods, including 15 vehicles

2019-11-29 11:49

Customs officials in Durban have begun destroying over R7m worth of illegally imported goods, including 15 vehicles and 13 000 bales of clothing.

Moyane vs Gordhan: Public enterprises minister welcomes chance to be cross-examined by ex-SARS boss

2019-11-25 18:05

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has welcomed Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo's decision to grant former SARS boss Tom Moyane's application to cross-examine him.

SARS goes to court to recover R200m lost through illicit tobacco trade in decade-old case

2019-11-19 14:39

The R200m claim relates to a single case investigated by project Honey Badger.

Mkhwebane welcomes release of 'rogue unit' report to her by state security minister

2019-11-15 21:30

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane says Minister of State Security Ayanda Dlodlo has handed her a redacted version of the Inspector General of Intelligence (IGI) report, which found that the so-called SARS "rogue unit" was unlawful.

Court holds off issuing Public Protector subpoena forcing SARS to release Zuma's tax information

2019-11-12 17:44

SARS head Edward Kieswetter says he won't be expected to present tax records to Busisiwe Mkhwebane, pending legal clarity on releasing such information.

SARS in urgent court bid to block access to Zuma’s tax records – report

2019-11-11 08:30

In October, the protector was issued a subpoena to obtain former president Jacob Zuma’s taxpayer information.

EFF tells court 'horse has bolted' on disclosure of SARS ‘rogue unit’ report

2019-11-07 16:18

The EFF has told the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria that an application by State Security Minister Ayanda Dlodlo to have a top-secret Inspector General of Intelligence (IGI) report kept secret is an abuse of judicial resources.

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