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24 April 2017 Corruption & Governance Watch


Business joins the chorus against state capture

The fallout from President Jacob Zuma’s midnight Cabinet reshuffle continues to be felt as some of the biggest names in SA business raise their voices against state capture, writes Legalbrief. A BusinessLIVE report says a grouping of SA’s ... Read More

South Africa

Uproar over Molefe’s R30m Eskom payout

National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) leader Irvin Jim has berated Eskom for its parting payment of R30.1m to former chief executive Brian Molefe‚ saying the parastatal must account for it, according to a TimesLIVE report. It notes ... Read More

Casac gives Zuma ultimatum over Fica Bill

The Council for the Advancement of the SA Constitution (Casac) has written to President Jacob Zuma, asking that he sign the Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment (Fica) Bill immediately, failing which the organisation will take him to the Constitutional Court to ... Read More


Reinstated Prasa board has its work cut out

The decision by the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) to reinstate the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) board chaired by Popo Molefe will see the resumption of the battle to get to the bottom of multibillion-rand contracts handed out by ... Read More

Rest of Africa

Buhari suspends top officials over alleged graft

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday (Wednesday) suspended two key aides over an alleged contract scam and the discovery of $43m in cash in a private home. A report on the Today Online site says Buhari suspended David Babachir Lawal, secretary ... Read More

Former Mubarak Minister jailed for graft

An Egyptian court has sentenced former Interior Minister Habib el-Adly, who served under ousted President Hosni Mubarak, to seven years in jail for corruption. Al Jazeera reports that on Saturday el-Adly was found guilty of embezzling more than $110m of ... Read More

Abuse of Mozambican financial system highlighted

The fraudulent use of the financial system to conceal or disguise illicit financial flows caused financial losses to the Mozambican state estimated at 1.887bn meticais ($26.4m) in 2016, according to a report from the Attorney General’s Office ... Read More


Card payment system hacked at Holiday Inn

The owner of the Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza hotel brands has disclosed that payment card-stealing malware has struck about 1 200 of its franchisees’ properties, notes a BBC News report. UK-based Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) said all but one ... Read More

Graft alleged in building Brazil's World Cup stadiums

Testimony released by the Brazilian Supreme Court alleges that builders and politicians illegally profited from the construction of stadiums used in the 2014 football World Cup, notes a BBC News report. It says the plea bargain testimony was given by ... Read More

Indian tycoon Mallya arrested in London

Indebted tycoon Vijay Mallya has been bailed on security of £650 000 after appearing in court in London. A BBC News report says he was arrested on Tuesday by the Metropolitan Police on behalf of the Indian authorities, over fraud ... Read More


* A bail application by MTN’s financial accountant‚ Branden Ruth Moshabane‚ who is accused of defrauding the company of around R24m‚ has been postponed to tomorrow (Friday). Moshabane has been in police custody since Tuesday when she was arrested at ... Read More