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.

Gupta saga: Masutha, UAE ambassador working on extradition agreement

2018-05-16 14:17

The Department of Justice and the United Arab Emirates are currently working on a bilateral extradition and mutual legal assistance agreement, Justice Minister Michael Masutha has revealed.

Court rules Gupta relative can travel to India

2018-05-11 10:27

The Bloemfontein Regional Court has granted Varun Gupta, the nephew of the controversial Gupta brothers, permission to travel to India.

AFU's restraint order deficient - Gupta-linked companies

2018-05-04 15:37

Gupta-linked companies are expected to challenge a restraint order in the Free State High Court, which targets assets to the tune of R180m.

Court hears that Gupta plane is at Lanseria but still not under EDC's care

2018-05-03 16:39

The South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg ruled in March that the aircraft should be returned to Lanseria International Airport under the care of EDC, but it has never been handed over.

Eskom rubbishes claims it is bailing out Gupta-linked Optimum mine

2018-04-30 17:38

Eskom says it is not bailing out Gupta-linked Optimum Coal Mine, and that allegations made in a newspaper report are "factually incorrect and without basis".

Guptas linked to R100m VAT scam

2018-04-29 06:00

The controversial Guptas have been implicated in a R100m VAT scandal which has been running for years – but it appears the state will not take any action against them.

Guptas didn't buy me with private flight to Russia - Mabuza

2018-04-25 18:48

Deputy President David Mabuza deflected sharp questions about his relationship with the Guptas in Parliament, saying he does not feel he is beholden to them for flying him to Russia when he fell ill.

Eskom warns coal stock levels below 20-day target at seven plants

2018-04-25 17:30

Eskom has named Tegeta as one of the reasons why it is running the risk of low coal stock levels, ahead of the consumption-heavy winter season.

Five key controversies the state capture commission needs to tackle

2018-04-23 13:27

A judicial commission faces a daunting task in probing allegations that members of the Gupta family and their allies connived with former president Jacob Zuma and his son Duduzane to loot billions of rand from state coffers.


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.

Ajay Gupta spotted in India, but no sign of action from local authorities

2018-05-14 13:08

Ajay Gupta is reportedly back in his Indian hometown of Saharanpur, a small town in Uttar Pradesh, after last being spotted in Dubai.

Court gives Gupta rescuers green light, again

2018-05-06 06:03

A group of eight Gupta company executives has again been denied leave to appeal against a high court ruling giving business rescuers access to the family’s Sandton head office.

Guptas' hold on Zuma even affected heads of state - BLSA leader

2018-05-03 19:54

State capture under former president Jacob Zuma was so bad that even leaders from other governments had to defer to the Gupta family to get Zuma's ear, says Business Leadership SA's Themba Maseko.

Guptas to apply for leave to appeal aircraft ruling

2018-05-03 05:49

Members of the Gupta family are expected to apply for leave to appeal a ruling handed down in the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg which ordered them to return a luxury aircraft that they were leasing.

Best of City Press: VBS Bank loans bonanza, Supra's replacement candidates, and another Gupta-linked cash scandal

2018-04-29 21:02

In case you missed it, these are some of the most popular stories from City Press on Sunday, 29 April.

Eskom to bail out Gupta mine

2018-04-29 06:00

The plan would involve Eskom paying Optimum more than twice the price of coal and getting half the tonnage.

SARS paid R89m VAT refund meant for Guptas to third party - report

2018-04-25 18:09

This is the second time this year that the South African Revenue Service has allegedly made a VAT repayment to a Gupta-linked company via a third party, according to a report.

Guptas' bulletproof luxury SUVs tucked away as questions swirl on the brothers' fate

2018-04-24 08:09

Two Gupta-owned vehicles - outfitted with armour plating sufficient to withstand AK47 fire - are quietly tucked away in a parking garage as the owners face corruption allegations.

Gordhan: Gupta-linked Pita's resignation from Transnet 'does not absolve him'

2018-04-19 20:41

The Department of Public Enterprises reacted to the resignation of Transnet's chief financial officer Garry Pita by saying stepping down does not absolve him of accountability for possible wrongdoing.

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