3rd November 2016
Drunk driving cases closed even before blood analysis reports were filed, reports that went missing and incorrect statements were some of the damning findings made by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate in a probe into corruption in drunk driving cases in Durban. Ipid spokesman Moses Dlamini said on Wednesday the… Read More
2nd November 2016
An investigation into South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has found evidence of possible corruption at the top level of his government. In the report, former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela recommends Mr Zuma establish a judicial commission of inquiry within 30 days. Mr Zuma is accused of an improper relationship… Read More
2nd November 2016
South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has abandoned his court bid to block the release of a report by former anti-corruption chief Thuli Madonsela. She investigated allegations that he let the wealthy Gupta family wield undue influence in his government. Mr Zuma’s lawyer informed the High Court in the capital,… Read More
31st October 2016
South Africa’s currency jumped on Monday after the country’s national prosecutor dropped fraud charges against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, the latest chapter in a battle for control of the ruling African National Congress that has rattled markets in Africa’s most-developed economy. National Prosecuting Authority chief Sean Abrahams said in Pretoria… Read More
31st October 2016
The City of Cape Town launched a scathing attack on the government’s settlement with the construction companies implicated in collusion during the construction of stadiums for the 2010 Fifa World Cup, saying the businesses were allowed to get away with corruption “scot-free”. The City’s criticism follows the presidential Infrastructure Co-ordinating… Read More
28th October 2016
South African Revenue Service (SARS) commissioner Tom Moyane has denied that his handling of the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) report detailing fraud and corruption by his second-in-charge, Jonas Makwakwa, and another employee was unlawful. This was after Corruption Watch wrote to Moyane informing him that it would lay criminal charges… Read More
27th October 2016
On Tuesday, South African President Jacob Zuma told South Africa’s Upper House of Parliament that he would continue his bid to block the release of the graft report by Thuli Madonsela, South Africa’s former public protector. “As a citizen of this country, I have a legal right to exercise my rights. I… Read More
25th October 2016
South Africa’s Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan faces a tough balancing act on Wednesday when he unveils a midterm budget meant to boost the sickly economy and show his looming fraud case is not distracting him. Gordhan has said he plans to reduce government spending, raise taxes and cut the budget… Read More
17th October 2016
The world’s largest emerging markets must double trade between their countries in the next four years and unite to fight terrorist threats that hurt economic prosperity, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said. Noting intra-BRICS trade was $250 billion, Modi said: “We should set ourselves a target to double this number… Read More
14th October 2016
South Africa’s anti-graft watchdog has deferred release of a report into allegations of political interference by wealthy friends of Jacob Zuma in a move critics of the president fear could lead to a watering down of its conclusions. A court application by Zuma had obliged Thuli Madonsela, head of the… Read More