The collapse of Brand SA: Former CEO gives damning account of corruption, abuse of power

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Kingsley Makhubela
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Abuse of power, corruption, maladministration and lack of proper governance were allegedly behind the collapse of Brand SA, according to a damning 53-page document titled Corruption Hurts All of Us: Anatomy of Corruption at Brand SA, which was written by former Brand SA chief executive officer (CEO) Kingsley Makhubela.

The state-owned enterprise, which is entrusted with promoting South Africa’s image, has been engaged in a protracted battle with Makhubela, who was placed on special leave in April 2018 following allegedly spurious allegations on the company’s whistle-blower hotline in what he described as an attempt to get rid of him for uncovering corruption.

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