ARTICLES RELATING TO GOVERNANCE

Classified 'rogue unit' report should be public - Mkhwebane backs EFF in opposing State Security minister

2019-10-14 12:57

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has come out in support of the EFF, arguing that a 2014 classified report, which found the so-called SARS 'rogue unit' was unlawful, should be made public.

EXCLUSIVE | Shadowy ring of spies who reported directly to Zuma still active

2019-10-10 10:10

The State Security Agency's controversial Special Operations Unit, previously headed up by the equally controversial Thulani Dlomo, reported directly to former president Jacob Zuma, according to the Inspector General of Intelligence.

State capture inquiry: 'I did not have power' to grant Treasury exclusive probe into Estina dairy project - Peter Thabethe

2019-10-04 13:03

Former Free State agriculture department head Peter Thabethe has told the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture that he did not have the authority to grant National Treasury permission for an exclusive investigation into the controversial Estina dairy farm project.

Disputed secret intelligence report slams SARS, Gordhan and gushes over the SSA

2019-10-02 11:49

A secret and disputed report by the Inspector General of Intelligence slams the creation of an investigative unit in the SA Revenue Service and and broadly mirrors similar Public Protector findings.

Ramaphosa: FIC gave Mkhwebane far more CR17 information than what she requested

2019-09-19 06:12

The Financial Intelligence Centre gave Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane far more financial information relating to bank accounts used by President Cyril Ramaphosa's successful CR17 campaign than what she had initially asked for.

Fixing SAA means combatting 'organised crime syndicate' - former prosecutions boss

2019-09-18 13:03

SAA executives on Wednesday briefed the portfolio committee on public enterprises on progress on addressing governance challenges.

EFF leader Julius Malema used VBS-linked loot to splurge on 'big-ticket' purchases - report

2019-09-09 14:01

EFF leader Julius Malema benefited, in part, from the R16.1m which flowed from VBS Mutual Bank to the party's leadership, Daily Maverick has reported.

Tshwane's controversial GladAfrica tender faces another forensic probe

2019-08-27 15:47

Another independent forensic investigation into the GladAfrica tender controversy at the City of Tshwane is underway.

Tshwane's 'unlawful' reappointment of airport managers threatens to ground Wonderboom

2019-08-18 09:38

Still reeling from a damning R5bn irregular expenditure finding from the Auditor General, the City of Tshwane has reappointed a service provider to run the Wonderboom National Airport in spite of warnings by its legal and supply chain management departments.

AS IT HAPPENED: Democratic Alliance briefing on state of local governments

2019-08-07 12:00

The Democratic Alliance has briefed the media on the state of governance in local DA-run municipalities, particularly Kouga and Midvaal, three years on from the 2016 local government elections.

 

EXCLUSIVE | Spies' secret listening device disappeared from SSA before ANC elective conference, reappeared after

2019-10-11 06:10

In the weeks leading up to the ANC's national elective conference at Nasrec in December 2017, a sophisticated listening device went missing from the highly secure State Security Agency's headquarters.

184 Gauteng health department employees 'doing business with their own department' - DA

2019-10-06 14:38

Approximately 184 Gauteng Department of Health staff members have private businesses that have dealt with government departments including their own, the Gauteng DA health spokesperson, Jack Bloom, has said.

Mpumalanga municipality misses deadline to pay Rand Water R111m

2019-10-03 09:07

The Victor Khanye Local Municipality in Mpumalanga, which provides services to Delmas, Sundra, Eloff and Rietkol, has missed its deadline for the payment of R111m in outstanding debt to Rand Water.

No water for Sandton Gautrain station until landlord pays R8m - City of Johannesburg

2019-09-23 15:31

The City of Johannesburg is not prepared to entertain the Sandton Gautrain station's landlord, Cedar Park Properties, even in a court of law, until it pays R8m the City claims it owes, Mayor Herman Mashaba says.

SAA to get R5.5bn capital injection by end September

2019-09-18 19:34

SAA says that the R5.5bn recapitalisation approved by Treasury for the 2019/20 financial year is set to be transferred by September 30.

How David Masondo set the Hawks on his ex-lover

2019-09-15 07:39

The dramatic arrest of a woman accused of demanding a R300 000 bribe to stop harassing the deputy finance minister has a back story: An evidently traumatic abortion, and his offer to pay her the money for psychological treatment.

EXCLUSIVE | Discipline me if I've done anything wrong - Tshwane COO calls mayor's bluff

2019-08-30 13:49

As the impasse over who will replace controversial City of Tshwane City Manager Moeketsi Mosola continues, chief operating officer James Murphy has asked the mayor to institute disciplinary action against him so he can clear his name.

Tshwane mayor and DA leadership at loggerheads over Huawei-sponsored trip to China

2019-08-27 12:49

Tshwane Mayor Stevens Mokgalapa and the DA leadership are at loggerheads over whether he got party approval to travel to China on a Huawei-sponsored visit.

Company that allegedly gifted cattle to Zuma refuses to provide report detailing contracts worth R600m

2019-08-08 06:00

A company that allegedly facilitated a gift of cattle to former president Jacob Zuma at the behest of former North West premier Supra Mahumapelo has refused to provide the national government with a report on all the contracts it has undertaken for the North West government, which amounted to more than R600m.

Leaked Ramaphosa emails are just 'smoke and mirrors' - Presidency

2019-08-05 11:02

Presidency spokesperson Khusela Diko has told eNCA that President Cyril Ramaphosa did not commit any crime and was, and is, under no obligation to declare the donors to his 2017 ANC presidential campaign.

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