Steinhoff scandal raises thorny issues
The Steinhoff accounting scandal has raised concern on a number of levels, from the quality of corporate governance to checks and balances in the investment management business and even race relations in SA, writes Legalbrief. Two separate articles on The ...
Public Protector calls for ‘broad’ state capture probe
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane yesterday (Wednesday) welcomed President Jacob Zuma’s decision to establish a commission of inquiry into state capture and encouraged him to ensure the terms of reference were ‘broad’. A report on the IoL site notes Mkhwebane also ...
Sunday is D-Day for under-fire De Lille
Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille’s fate will be decided on Sunday when the DA's top brass weighs up allegations against her. A News24 report says the chairperson of the DA's federal executive, James Selfe, has called on ...
Hawks head accused of fraud cover-up
A case of defeating the ends of justice has been opened with the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) against Hawks national head Lieutenant-General Yolisa Matakata for her alleged interference in an ongoing fraud investigation into a misuse of funds at ...
R15m Magalies Water contract irregular, says AG
Fraudulent ex-lawyer launches SCA appeal
Call to root out graft in private and public sectors
Push to make corruption an international crime
Over the past decades, lawyers have grappled with the question of whether corruption should be considered an international crime, Human Sciences Research Council research director Mia Swart notes in an analysis on the BusinessLIVE site. Swart says one of the ...
Rest of Africa
Grace Mugabe’s allies in anti-graft watchdog’s sights
Zimbabwe's anti-graft watchdog has reportedly denied reports that it is targeting former First Lady Grace Mugabe’s allies but it concedes that it is ‘following up on cases with proof provided to them’. The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) Investigative Committee ...
Former Zimbabwe Ministers charged with graft
Zimbabwe's Former Foreign Minister Walter Mzembi and ex-Energy Minister Samuel Undenge have been charged with ‘criminal abuse of office’. A report on the EWN site notes that they both deny wrongdoing. Undenge is accused of issuing a $12 650 ...
Angola’s state oil company probes Dos Santos
Angola’s state oil company has announced an investigation into ‘possible misappropriation’ of funds by Isabel dos Santos, daughter of the former President, during her time as the company’s CEO. A Mail & Guardian Online report notes several Angolan media outfits ...
Zambian Minister quits over ‘swelling’ graft
Businessman held in alleged Sarkozy graft scandal
British police have swooped on a French businessman who was allegedly involved in a multimillion-pound corruption scandal with former President Nicolas Sarkozy. Alexandre Djouhri (58) was taken into custody by armed officers at London Heathrow airport on Sunday. A Daily ...
Vietnam state oil execs accused of corruption
Senior executives from Vietnam’s state oil company are standing trial in Hanoi in a crackdown on corruption in the country’s energy and banking sectors. A BBC News report says the 22 defendants include the ex-head of PetroVietnam Construction, Trinh Xuan ...
Bulgarian President vetoes anti-corruption Bill
Bulgarian President Rumen Radev has vetoed an anti-corruption Bill passed in Parliament last month, saying it would not be effective. He argued that the Bill would not be independent and could be used to persecute political opponents, according to a ...
EU urged to act over subsidies to Czech PM
Brazil state firm to pay $3m to settle US lawsuit
Top Mexican politician held in embezzlement probe
* Key Indian opposition leader Lalu Prasad Yadav was on Saturday jailed for three-and-a-half years over his role in a multimillion-dollar corruption case. Last month, the anti-corruption court found Yadav (69), a former Railways Minister, guilty of fraudulently withdrawing nearly $140 ...
* Juan Ángel Napout, the former president of South American football’s governing body and José Maria Marin, the former president of Brazil’s football federation have both been found guilty of racketeering and wire fraud conspiracies following a five-week trial in New ...