Estina almost ready to go back to court, but state capture investigations remain hamstrung

2019-11-20 07:32

Head of the National Prosecuting Authority’s Investigative Directorate, Hermione Cronje says the investigation into the Estina dairy farm in the Eastern Free State will be completed by the end of the month and will then be ready for re-enrolment in court.

Estina dairy project: The intention was never realised, Zondo Commission hears

2019-08-16 19:40

The intended beneficiaries of the Estina dairy project have no legal documentation to prove they are beneficiaries and therefore, no legal recourse.

Estina dairy farm: I was approached last week to help with Public Protector probe, says ex-agriculture head

2019-08-15 20:14

The former head of the Free State department of agriculture, Peter Thabethe, has told the commission of inquiry into state capture that he had been summoned by the Public Protector's office last week to give evidence about the Estina dairy farm case.

Free State department leased entire Vrede area to Estina, commission hears

2019-08-13 17:50

The former municipal manager of the Phumelela Municipality, Moses Moremi, has detailed how the Free State Department of Agriculture entered into an agreement that not only leased a large portion of land, but the entire area of Vrede (including suburbs) to the Estina dairy project for a period of 99 years.

State capture witness claims Vrede cops turned him away when he reported harassment from Zwane’s 'personal force'

2019-07-25 13:21

The Vrede police station in the Free State has been called out yet again for ignoring political cases relating to the Gupta-linked Estina dairy farm project, the state capture commission of inquiry has heard.

Estina dairy project: State capture hears how Zwane took church choir to India instead of beneficiaries

2019-07-23 20:50

The judicial commission of inquiry into state capture has heard how bold promises were made to beneficiaries of the collapsed Gupta-linked Vrede dairy project, but nothing ever materialised.

Want to understand Ace, Mr President? Read the Vrede dairy judgment

2019-05-21 12:16

The truth about the Vrede dairy project cannot ignore the role of senior politicians in the Free State who were, for selfish and corrupt reasons, willing to sacrifice the aspirations of 80 impoverished beneficiaries, writes Roy Jankielsohn.

Public Protector lashes out at Casac claims that Vrede dairy farm report was 'watered down'

2018-04-30 17:50

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has hit out Casac's Lawson Naidoo over an affidavit, claiming she protected politicians during her probe into the Vrede dairy farm scandal.

WATCH: New Estina probe to target Magashule and Zwane

ANC secretary general Ace Magashule and former Cabinet minister Mosebenzi Zwane are to face a fresh probe into their roles in the Estina dairy farm matter.

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Thabethe unclear what expertise Paras brought to dairy project, commission hears

2019-08-20 20:45

Testifying at the state capture commission of inquiry, the former head of the Free State department of agriculture, Peter Thabethe, said he was not sure what exactly the company brought with them from India.

'Why didn’t you protect taxpayer money?'- Zondo asks former Free State agriculture head

2019-08-16 15:58

A lack of planning ahead of the establishment of the controversial Estina dairy farm project not only compromised the project, but wasted taxpayers' money.

Estina dairy project: Zondo commission explores loopholes in procurement

2019-08-15 16:20

The Mohuma Mobung initiative as well as general supply chain management issues were the order of the day at the commission of inquiry into state capture.

Ex-Free State finance official details push for 'irregular' R30m Estina Dairy payment before any work was done

2019-08-12 14:28

Anna Sussana Fourie, former deputy director general in the Free State Department of the Provincial Treasury, has taken the stand at the state capture inquiry to testify about the Estina Dairy Project.

I didn't sign off on Estina dairy farm project, former govt dept head tells Zondo commission

2019-07-24 18:37

The acting head of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in the Free State has told the Zindo commission that he was not consulted about a document proposing the establishment of the Estina Dairy Farm Project.

Beneficiaries of collapsed Estina dairy farm project still sidelined, state capture inquiry hears

2019-07-22 16:14

A member of the Free State legislature, Roy Jankielsohn, has detailed how beneficiaries of the collapsed Gupta-linked Estina dairy farm project are still being sidelined.

DA hands 'evidence' against Magashule to the NPA, including 'Gangster State'

2019-05-03 17:14

Among the evidence the party has submitted to the National Prosecuting Authority is investigative journalist and author Pieter Louis Myburgh's Gangster State book.

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.

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