There are hundreds if not thousands of public servants who are facing disciplinary action - they did not benefit directly, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
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The state-owned freight rail company has hit back at reports that conflict with Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan lies at the heart of a delay in appointing a permanent head.
Transnet says the fire was caused by attempted theft at the petroleum pipeline between Alrode and the Airport, resulting in a petrol spillage which also caught fire.
Attempted theft has caused a pipeline fire in Alberton, Ekurhuleni, according to Transnet CEO Sibongiseni Khathi.
The contracts for the new engines, which were meant to upgrade Transnet's ageing fleet, have been plagued by allegations of fraud, irregularities and kickbacks.
Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises said in its newly released oversight report into state-owned companies that South African parastatals were still reeling from the effects of state capture and would need support from the Department of Public Enterprises.
The judicial commission of inquiry into state capture resumes with Transnet-related testimony from actuarial scientist and expert witness Alister Chabi.
The disciplinary hearing is being conducted by the SA Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Singh, who was not present for the start of a disciplinary hearing, has pleaded not guilty.
Singh, who has denied being involved in corruption, faces 18 charges of misconduct relating to his conduct at Eskom and Transnet.
The high court has ruled that Capitec must give consent for entities linked to Regiments to sell their Capitec shares to pay back a Transnet pension fund for losses it sustained due to state capture.
Singh, who has denied any wrongdoing, will again not be present at the hearings.
Transnet technicians are preparing to drain a portion of the gas and petrol pipeline that caught fire in Alberton, Ekurhuleni, according to Ekurhuleni Disaster and Emergency Services Management spokesperson Eric Maloka.
The personal wealth of Trillian Capital Partners CEO Eric Wood increased dramatically a few years after he met the Guptas and their business associate Salim Essa, according to leaked e-mails obtained by the Sunday Times.
Transnet is back in the spotlight at the state capture commission of inquiry and expert witness Alister Chabi is expected to take the stand.
The estimated total cost for 1 064 new locomotives ballooned by R15.9bn in one year.
A Transnet pension fund has been paid a settlement amount of approximately from Gupta-linked Regiments, the fund said in a statement issued on Thursday afternoon.
Francis Callard was testifying for a second day at Singh's disciplinary hearing.
The hearing instituted by the SA Institute of Chartered Accountants will continue without Singh, who has pleaded not guilty.
The transport behemoth implemented strict cost cutting.
An 11-year-old boy has been captured on video inciting his friends to join him in train surfing one of Transnet goods trains in KwaZulu-Natal.
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