Best of City Press: Supra's 'fake' death threats, Pravin's Transnet battle, and another Gupta-linked dodgy deal

2018-05-20 22:07

In case you missed it, these are some of the best-read stories from City Press on Sunday, 20 May.

Pravin’s Transnet board battle

2018-05-20 06:02

A former Transnet board member claims public enterprises minister is ‘racially biased’ and ‘abusing his powers’.

Popo Molefe vows 'unflinching' stance if any corruption found at Transnet

2018-05-15 06:21

Newly appointed Transnet interim chair Popo Molefe has promised to tackle corruption at the state firm, but he is not going there assuming any wrongdoing as this would be “unfair”.

Transnet: Brian helped to loot

2018-05-13 05:52

A tender to buy locomotives for Transnet was inflated by R16bn, and split between four suppliers, one a Gupta-linked company.

Gordhan announces resignation of Transnet chair, directors

2018-05-03 18:59

Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan has announced the resignation of Transnet chairperson Linda Mabaso, as well as that of non-executive directors Vusi Nkonyane and Yasmin Forbes.

Transnet fights court battle in three countries

2018-04-08 06:01

Transnet has become involved in a court battle in three different countries after a ship collision in Durban Harbour caused almost R270m worth of damage.

Will Eskom, Transnet investigation have enough capacity, expertise? - civil watchdog

2018-04-06 18:16

Hopefully the Special Investigation Unit has sufficient capacity and expertise assigned to its investigations of Eskom and Transnet, says OUTA.

EXCLUSIVE: Gupta-linked train company in R5bn rip-off

2018-03-23 10:16

The Chinese rail giant that allegedly paid bribes of over R5bn to the Guptas has told the state it will no longer invest R5bn in the local train industry.

#EskomInquiry: Gigaba defends board appointments

2018-03-15 17:47

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba told the Eskom inquiry that he had no crystal ball to tell which board members of SOEs would be caught up in allegations of state capture at the time their appointments were made.

Brown orders Transnet to report alleged wrongdoing, despite 'inconclusive' report

2018-02-20 13:03

Minister of Public Enterprises Lynne Brown has brushed aside Transnet's labelling of a report as inconclusive, and has instructed it to report alleged irregularities to authorities.


Gupta link in R647m train deal

2018-05-20 06:02

A Chinese supplier allegedly paid Gupta associate Salim Essa millions in kickbacks related to Transnet’s R50bn deal to buy 1 064 locomotives, according to documents obtained by amaBhungane.

Mohale: New Transnet board must be 'unimpeachable'

2018-05-16 15:38

BLSA CEO Bonang Mohale has urged Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan to ensure members of the new Transnet board have a diverse range of skills.

Popo Molefe appointed chair of Transnet's new interim board

2018-05-14 20:29

Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan has undertaken a broad shakeup at Transnet and appointed ANC veteran Popo Molefe as interim chairperson.

What Ramaphosa is doing to fix SA's state companies

2018-05-11 06:56

South Africa’s biggest state firms have been plagued by mismanagement, cash shortages and corruption scandals for years, leaving them in financial strain and posing an acute risk to the nation’s finances.

Port of Durban likely to emerge as one of Africa’s major hubs – PwC

2018-04-13 06:58

Ports in Durban, Abidjan and Mombasa are most likely to emerge as the major hubs in sub-Saharan Africa, according to a new report published by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Eskom, Transnet in SIU cross hairs

2018-04-08 05:55

Probe into the parastatals will probably expose how Guptas and Zuma milked billions out of the state.

R5bn rip-off: Vavi slams CSR's exemption bid

2018-03-24 21:58

The South African Federation of Trade Unions has expressed anger over alleged bribes of over R5bn, recorded as fees, apparently paid by CSR to Gupta-linked companies.

#GuptaLeaks: The great train robbery Part 2 – The choo-choo switcheroo

2018-03-23 07:00

How Transnet’s substitution of a Japanese locomotive with a Chinese one was helped along by - and served - the Guptas.

Treasury concerned about Transnet governance alarm bells

2018-02-21 14:25

Despite logging a R14.1bn profit, Transnet needs to address concerns about governance lapses, Treasury’s budget review has stated.

Scopa asks Transnet to account for what has happened to whistleblowers

2018-01-23 21:01

MPs want to know whether any employees who blew the whistle against corruption at Transnet have been fired.

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