New tribunal eyes battered Bosasa
It's been a torrid week – and year – for the disgraced African Global Operations (AGO), formerly Bosasa, which has become symbolic of the state capture chaos that has come so close to crippling the economy. Legalbrief reports that ...
Gordhan files review of ‘rogue unit’ report
Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan yesterday filed court papers in an urgent bid to interdict remedial actions in a report released by Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane on Friday. The papers, which were filed in the Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) are ...
Parliament seeks answers on irregular funds
Parliament is demanding answers from local government on the R25bn irregular expenditure revealed in the Auditor-General’s report, which found that only 18 of the country’s 257 municipalities managed to obtain clean audits, notes a Cape Argus report. The chairperson of ...
Batohi's takes first step to reverse state capture
In the first major reverse of the state capture project that brazenly played out in the Zuma years, NDPP Shamila Batohi has withdrawn racketeering charges against former KZN Hawks head General Johan Booysen and others, notes Legalbrief. The decision to ...
Moseneke addresses culture of ‘instant gratification’
Momentum on the ropes again
Kieswetter denies 'contract for pal' allegation
De Lille off the hook – DPP
Scammed investors get their money back
New tender regulation Bill to be introduced
Deloitte defends its African Bank auditing role
Medical aid members pay for soaring fraud cases
PP clears Mantashe and Zulu
Auditors face threats for reporting dodgy activities
Police officer probed over R210m contracts
Matjila rejects Holomisa VBS loan claim
DA accuses council of report cover-up
Just one parliamentary probe finalised
Legislation: Auditors’ improper conduct rules revised
The Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA) has revised its rules on improper conduct, which will come into effect on 1 January 2020. Until then, rules in place since January 2011 will remain in force, notes Pam Saxby for Legalbrief ...
How AYO’s share price unravelled
Iqbal Survé’s businesses seem uncomfortably incestuous, given that the Financial Sector Conduct Authority is investigating possible share manipulation at all three of his listed companies. In a Daily Maverick analysis, Dewald van Rensburg notes that on 19 January, a remarkable ...
In defence of Busisiwe Mkhwebane
There are only two cases that Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane concluded that were overturned by the courts, and as she has appealed both rulings, it is too early to pass judgment, says her acting spokesperson, Oupa Segalwe. He points out ...
Rest of Africa
Top Burundian football official arrested
The vice-president of the Burundian Football Association has been arrested over the alleged disappearance of bonus money for the national team players who competed in the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) tournament in Egypt. BBC News reports that Aimable Habimana ...
Moroccan police arrest Bitcoin terror suspect
The Moroccan Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation has arrested a Palestinian national suspected of using Bitcoin to fund terrorist organisations. The General Directorate of National Security said the unidentified suspect has acquired considerable experience in electronic currency transactions on several ...
How Trillian targeted eSwatini
The Gupta-linked company that targeted SA’s state-owned enterprises used a similar modus operandi to try to cash in on eSwatini’s government projects. Businessperson and former politician Tokyo Sexwale pulled strings to secure a multibillion-rand eSwatini deal for Trillian Capital, a ...
Glaring West African wealth inequality flagged
Former Algerian police chief detained
Zimbabwean timber firm sues former CEO
Norton Rose Fulbright unit to advise in-house legal teams
Global firm Norton Rose Fulbright has formed a legal operations consultancy for in-house lawyers, led by a former Barclays MD. According to a Law Gazette report, Stéphanie Hamon will head the practice, which will give management and operational advice to ...
Malaysian ex-PM's stepson linked in web of corruption
The Wolf of Wall Street producer Riza Aziz, who is the stepson of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, has been charged with embezzling millions of dollars from the Malaysian Government. A report in The Guardian notes that Riza, who ...
Expert questions UK gambling probe's efficacy
A new inquiry focused on gambling-related harm and protections for consumers has been opened by a group of UK law makers. According to a report on the Out-Law.com site, the House of Lords Select Committee on the Social and ...
Entrepreneur gets US backing for 'robot lawyer'
Another major data breach fine pending
Founder of Gupta wedding airline grounded
Mogoeng addresses Faku debacle
* Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has responded to questions on the debacle that led to Buffalo City Municipality Mayor Zukisa Faku being sworn in as a member of the current sixth Parliament. Spokesperson for the judiciary, Nathi Mncube said it would ...
Van der Burgh sues
* SA swimming legend and former Olympic champion Cameron van der Burgh is embroiled in legal proceedings against his former girlfriend and her family regarding a financial transaction that went sour. Van der Burgh said in papers before the Gauteng High ...
* Judgment in the case of a registered tax practitioner, Heidi Williams, and her co-accused husband Daoud Cisse – who are both facing 1 656 fraud charges – has been delayed after the couple failed to appear at the Cape Town ...
Currency shortage addressed
Masina defends tenders