Public Protector's investigation into Vrede dairy farm at an 'advanced stage'

2020-01-29 06:00

Public Protector advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane says her investigation into the Vrede Dairy Farm project is at an advanced stage.

Why funding for the Vrede dairy farm project couldn't just be halted

2019-10-16 19:25

Former Free State finance MEC Elzabe Rockman has told the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture that it was not easy to stop funding the collapsed Vrede dairy farm project because the cattle needed to be taken care of.

Free State govt continues to fund collapsed Vrede dairy farm project R20m annually, state capture inquiry hears

2019-07-22 18:02

The Free State government continues to fund the collapsed Vrede dairy farm project to the tune of R20m a year, the judicial commission of inquiry into allegations of state capture heard on Monday.

NPA has failed miserably in Vrede Dairy investigation – legal expert

2018-05-28 21:16

The NPA's Asset Forfeiture Unit, which recently obtained a provisional restraint order against eight accused in the Estina Vrede Dairy project, has failed miserably, a legal expert says.

Madonsela: Don't let angst over Public Protector destroy the office

2018-03-07 21:40

Former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has urged critics of Busisiwe Mkhwebane to be mindful of the potential consequences for the office.


Former Free State agriculture head fails to clarify $5m Vrede report payment

2019-10-28 15:35

Former Free State Department of Agriculture head Peter Thabethe has failed to clarify a payment of $5m for a feasibility report on the Gupta-linked Vrede dairy farm project during testimony at the state capture inquiry.

Zondo commission: Waterkloof media report halted dairy project, claims ex-Free State agriculture head

2019-10-03 17:04

The former head of the Free State agriculture department, Peter Thabethe, claims a media report about the infamous 2013 Waterkloof landing halted the potential of the Vrede dairy farm project.

Vrede dairy farm: DA feels 'vindicated' by court ruling on Public Protector

2019-05-20 14:36

The DA says it feels vindicated after the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria ruled that Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane had failed in her duties to investigate and report on the controversial Vrede dairy project in the Free State.

Atul Gupta's R10m to be returned to him

2018-03-09 12:23

The Free State High Court in Bloemfontein has ruled in favour of controversial Gupta brother Atul in his application to have a preservation order, obtained against him by the NPA's Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU), set aside.

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