Presidential hopefuls speak out against state capture
The front-runners for leadership of the ANC are making a stand against corruption, writes Legalbrief. ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa says the party can no longer afford to ignore the mounting evidence on state capture. Business Day reports that he ...
DBSA says Eskom has ‘no understanding of governance’
During three weeks of negotiations with Eskom, it became clear that it had no understanding of governance or why it is in such a mess. Business Day reports that this is according to the chair of the Development Bank of ...
KPMG suspends partners linked to Gupta work
Auditing firm KPMG SA has suspended its lead audit engagement partner and is relieving two other partners of their board and executive positions, pending the outcome of a review of the work the company did for Gupta-linked companies, reports Business ...
NPA denies failing to probe #GuptaLeaks
The NPA has denied reports that it will not accept leaked e-mails as evidence against President Jacob Zuma’s allies in its probe of alleged corruption and state capture. According to Business Day, weekend reports said that two senior prosecutors ...
Denel’s Gupta capture explained
Tender fraud uncovered in KZN Premier’s office
Tensions flare between Treasury and Gigaba’s office
Energy Minister investigates tender irregularities
DA calls for investigation into nepotism claims
Corruption Watch calls for funding transparency
SIU to probe procurement concerns
Court give reasons for setting aside SABC contract
‘Fake attorney’ fingered in KZN govt land scam
PE city manager instructed to pursue Kabuso claims
Bobroff accounts frozen by the AFU
AFU targets accused in IPTS case
Eskom unable to confirm suspensions
Principles dealing with auditor gifts drafted
KPMG addresses Gupta saga
In updating the public on the steps taken by KPMG to address the firm’s ongoing Gupta problem, CEO Trevor Hoole last week said: ‘From the outset we have taken these allegations extremely seriously.’ But, says a Daily Maverick report ...
Rest of Africa
Malawian public servants fired over graft scandal
Malawi has fired 68 public servants for allegedly embezzling $2m in public funds, as the country tries to crack down on corruption that has resulted in donors withdrawing support. Business Day reports that employees at the Agricultural Ministry have been ...
Israeli police detain tycoon over Guinea scam
Israeli police have detained Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz and four other suspects for questioning in a fraud investigation, says a Jerusalem Post report. The authorities put Steinmetz under house arrest last December, releasing him two weeks later without charge. They ...
Ethiopia in anti-graft drive
A court in Ethiopia has ordered the freezing of assets belonging to individuals and entities listed in a recent anti-corruption crackdown. According to an Africa News report, 210 individuals had their properties frozen along with 15 companies all linked to ...
Sarkozy drawn into Qatar World Cup bid probe
Allegations that French President Nicolas Sarkozy could be embroiled in a criminal investigation relating to Qatar’s World Cup bid, have placed Fifa’s controversial decision to award the 2022 event to the Gulf state under renewed scrutiny. The National ...
Sri Lankan Minister implicated in financial scandal resigns
Sri Lanka Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake resigned on live television after revelations that he had financial dealings with a businessman who is being investigated by a presidential commission on questionable treasury bond dealings. According to Business Report, Karunanayake denied the ...
Governor flees Basra over graft allegations
The governor of the oil city of Basra has stepped down and fled to Iran after Iraq's anti-corruption body began investigating graft allegations against him, says a US News report. Majid al-Nasrawi is the highest ranking public figure to ...
US authorities fine KPMG for overvaluing assets
* The DA’s federal executive committee has suspended councillor Sharon Peetz from party activities pending the outcome of an investigation by the Johannesburg metro’s ethics committee. Mayor Herman Mashaba fired Peetz from his mayoral council after she allegedly falsified ...
* A volunteer working at the City of Johannesburg’s Ivory Park Housing Department offices has been arrested for illegally selling council stands and RDP houses. Joburg mayor Herman Mashaba said the arrest of the suspect follows an investigation by the ...
* A couple in Cape Town has been arrested for allegedly submitting false claims to the SA Revenue Services between 2007 and 2009, the Hawks said. The couple will appear in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court next month.