Probe told of Zuma’s ‘hidden hand’ at Eskom
For the first time, President Jacob Zuma has been placed at the scene that opened the door to the wholesale looting of Eskom, writes Legalbrief. And, in a day of high drama at Parliament’s state capture inquiry, Public Enterprises ...
De Lille asked me to bury fraud report – manager
Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille has been accused of asking one of her top managers to bury a damning report on allegations of corruption involving millions of rand. Craig Kesson, who is a director in De Lille's office ...
SIU in bid to recover R88m from property mogul
The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) is trying to recover more than R88m from Durban businessman Dumisani Tembe who allegedly defrauded the government in an ‘illegal’ 10-year lease agreement for the Royal Hotel office space. A Sunday Tribune report says Tembe ...
Minister tried to bribe me – inquiry evidence leader
New State Security Minister Bongani Bongo is accused of offering a bribe, in a form of ‘blank cheque’, to the evidence leader of Parliament’s state capture inquiry, Advocate Ntuthuzelo Vanara. A Sunday Times report says Vanara made the allegation ...
Gauteng gets new anti-graft watchdog
SA bouncing back after decade of decline – index
Abrahams finally gets around to following the money
Questions over law firm's handling of SARS saga
HSBC shutting Gupta-linked accounts
State coughs up for Minister’s R700 000 braai area
Housing scam victims advised to lodge claims
ANC candidates fall short on stamping out graft
What do ANC presidential hopefuls plan to do about rampant corruption and state capture? Accountability Now director Paul Hoffman explores this issue in an article on the BusinessLIVE site in which he notes that the candidates are going to have ...
‘Freeloading’ US tech giants called out
Are US tech giants the new robber barons of the 21st century, banking billions in profit while short-changing the public by paying minimal tax? A report on the eNCA site notes that EU leaders have agreed to tackle the question ...
Rest of Africa
Corruption among judges tackled at IBA conference
Corruption among judges was one of the issues tackled at the International Bar Association’s regional conference in Ghana last week. Legalbrief report that Ghana was an appropriate venue for the discussion as this was where possibly the biggest judicial ...
Fifa bans top football officials for life over graft
The Fifa ethics committee has banned three leading officials from all football for life. A report in The Independent says Richard Lai, Julio Rocha and Rafael Esquivel pleaded guilty to corruption charges in the US and have been given lifetime ...
Romanian party boss probed over alleged EU fraud
Romania’s anti-corruption prosecutors’ agency on Tuesday froze the assets of the powerful leader of the ruling party amid a probe into the misuse of EU funds. A report on the US News site says the anti-corruption office said Social ...
US casino faces $8m penalty for lax controls
The federal Financial Crimes Enforcement Network has hit Artichoke Joe’s Casino in San Bruno, California, with an $8m penalty for allegedly violating a number of anti-money-laundering laws over the past eight years. From October 2009 until this month, FinCEN ...
Pair due in court over alleged energy industry bribery
Maria Sharapova probed over failed Indian housing project
* Two members of a syndicate that defrauded insurance companies by taking out life cover policies for people they later murdered were convicted in the KZN High Court (Pietermaritzburg) this week. Hlengiwe Zuma (42) and Fisani Khoza (40) were sentenced to ...
* Two prisoners appeared briefly in the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court for allegedly running an extortion racket from behind bars targeting victims of hijackings and car-theft. The two, from prisons in Soshanguve and Mamelodi West, are facing charges of extortion ...
* Gideon Adams – who allegedly posed as an advocate and charged people tens of thousands of rands – has been charged with fraud. Adams appeared briefly in the Douglas Magistrate's Court and his case was postponed to 30 November for a ...