ANC heist accused linked to farm-for-friends scandal
A startling feature of the police crackdown on the scourge of cash-in-transit heists is the profile of some of the suspects arrested – among them at least two Tshwane metro policewomen, a former military marksman from Zimbabwe and a long-standing ...
Lifestyle audits to lift lid on state looting
Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has said a decade of conduct was coming under the microscope in lifestyle audits probing government and state-owned enterprise heavyweights active from 2009 to 2019. According to a Fin24 report, he said the audits were ...
Parliament urges Hawks to probe VBS
Parliament has urged the Hawks to investigate alleged corruption at VBS Bank and report back to it when it resumes its sitting next month, says a TimesLIVE report. Police Committee chairperson Francois Beukman said that white-collar crime in the finance ...
King’s reed dance venue could cost R1bn
An unfinished reed dance venue initiated by King Goodwill Zwelithini that has been plagued by cost overruns will end up with a price tag of R1bn if completed, the Sunday Times reports. It notes the Department of Arts and Culture ...
Competition law aims to give regulators more teeth
New deadline for Steinhoff creditors to sign up for deal
Zuma opts for Duduzane’s lawyer in graft trial
No bar on evidence at state capture probe
Bid to scupper probe, Gordhan warns
Curators ask Hawks to probe alleged pension fund looting
SIU probes Mabe associates over R149m in deals
National cricketer in court for 'spot fixing'
Legislation: ‘New deal’ Competition Bill targets market structure
The Competition Amendment Bill recently tabled in Parliament was described yesterday by Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel as ‘a new deal for economic transformation and inclusion’ (eNCA). According to the Minister, in targeting ‘the structure of markets’ the Bill is ‘essentially about ...
General: State capture inquiry rules gazetted
The rules for proceedings during the judicial commission of inquiry into allegations of state capture were gazetted on Friday, reports Pam Saxby for Legalbrief Policy Watch. According to the accompanying notice, this is noting that the inquiry regulations published in February and subsequently amended confer on ...
Legislation: Abuse of tender deviation regulations continues
National Treasury has expressed concern about the widespread abuse of regulations allowing accounting officers in government departments and state-owned entities to deviate from normal tender processes when procuring goods or services in certain circumstances (Fin24). Regulation 16A6.4 of 2005 provides that ...
Praise for heroes in pushback against state capture
Several government posts were critical to securing the capture of the state by the Zuma/Gupta conspiracy, Corruption Watch executive director David Lewis writes in a Sunday Times analysis in which he salutes the heroes in the fight against corruption ...
Rest of Africa
Ex-finance manager pleads guilty to R0.5m fraud
A former finance manager of the Swapo-owned transport company Namib Contract Haulage has pleaded guilty to fraud that cost the company close to half a m i l l i o n Namibian dollars, notes a report in The Namibian ...
Teacher jailed for 5 years for selling exam papers
A headmaster in Dakar, Senegal, has been given a five-year prison sentence and another has been fined $32 000 for selling exam papers, notes a BBC News report. French, English, history and geography baccalaureate tests had to be scrapped last ...
Buhari in call to support ICC in graft fight
Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari has called on the 123 States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to support the ICC with jurisdiction over serious cases of corruption and illicit financial flows by state actors. According ...
Mnangagwa suspends top prosecutor in graft probe
Google slapped with $5bn fine over Android
Google has been fined a record $5bn over Android. A BBC News report says the European Commission said the firm had used the mobile operating system to illegally ‘cement its dominant position’ in search. The firm's parent Alphabet has ...
Judges accused of £12.6m legal aid scam
The prosecution of three UK judges for an alleged £12.6m legal aid scam was branded a 'racist witch-hunt' by one of their fellow defendants, the Daily Mail reports. The judges – among them Immigration Judge Kareena Maciel – and ...
Spain's ex-king accused of money laundering
A bombshell recording of Juan Carlos’ former mistress claiming he was involved in money laundering has sparked calls for an investigation, notes a report on the Daily Mail site. The former Spanish king, who abdicated in 2014 after controversies, was ...
Bribery-accused firm scores millions in foreign aid contracts
Watchdog warns over secret graft trials
Iran money-laundering network bust, US claims
Arsenal caught up in Chinese fraud probe