1st March 2018
South Africa’s chief prosecutor, who was ordered to step down by a court that found it improper that a Jacob Zuma-appointee should decide if the then-president should be prosecuted, appealled that ruling on Wednesday. The Constitutional Court, the country’s highest, heard the appeal by Shaun Abrahams against the Dec. 8… Read More
27th February 2018
New South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced his cabinet, making substantial changes to ministerial positions. He reappointed Nhlanhla Nene as finance minister, reversing his sacking by the former President Jacob Zuma. Mr Zuma, who is facing charges of corruption, was forced to stand down earlier this month by his… Read More
25th February 2018
A South African minister inadvertently misled parliament when she said a local consultancy firm linked to business friends of former President Jacob Zuma had no contracts with state power utility Eskom, a anti-graft watchdog said on Thursday. New President Cyril Ramaphosa should take action within 14 days against the Public… Read More
18th February 2018
A South African court has ruled that Absa, a subsidiary of Barclays Africa, will not need to repay loans taken from the apartheid government in the eighties and nineties. South Africa’s anti-corruption watchdog, the Public Protector, had argued that the then government illegally issued bailouts to Bankorp, which was… Read More
14th February 2018
The Hawks, South Africa’s special police unit, landed at a home reported to belong to the Gupta family on Wednesday morning in what is considered to be part of a probe into corruption allegations linked to President Jacob Zuma. The Guptas have featured prominently in a number of scandals, and… Read More
11th February 2018
AP – The drama over whether South African President Jacob Zuma soon will leave office because of corruption allegations is overshadowing commemorations of the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth. Top leaders of the ruling African National Congress won’t take part in events leading up to a big rally Sunday… Read More
7th February 2018
African National Congress leader Cyril Ramaphosa will outline “progress” on the question of President Jacob Zuma’s future on Wednesday, South Africa’s parliament speaker said, amid persistent speculation a deal is in the works for him to resign. Zuma, in power since 2009 and beset by corruption allegations, has been in… Read More
17th January 2018
South African prosecutors have called for two consultancy firms to repay $130 million (£94.4 million) they earned from the state power company, Eskom. McKinsey, and a local firm called Trillian, were paid the sum in 2016 for giving advice. Trillian was controlled by the Gupta family, whose closeness to President… Read More
8th January 2018
South Africa’s parliament said on Sunday it would review its rules relating to removing the country’s president, after the constitutional court said on 29 December that lawmakers had previously failed to hold President Jacob Zuma to account. The court ruling has piled pressure on Zuma and his allies as his… Read More
22nd December 2017
Eye Witness News Cyril Ramaphosa, the new leader of South Africa’s governing ANC party, said on Thursday he aims to stamp out corruption and pursue a policy of “radical economic transformation” that will speed up expropriation of land without compensation. Ramaphosa, a 65-year-old union leader who became a businessman and… Read More