Counting the cost of Covid-19 fraud cases
The Covid-19 State of Disaster has been extended by one month despite the fact that SA and the rest of the continent has been spared the worst impact of a pandemic that threatens to ravage countries and forge a new ...
Agrizzi is first state capture accused denied bail
Former Bosasa COO Angelo Agrizzi, who gave detailed evidence to the Zondo Inquiry about how the facilities management company allegedly bribed top ANC officials for lucrative government tenders, has become the first accused in a state capture corruption case to ...
How top cops milked the supply chain
The indictment in the State v 15 others sets out in detail how acting National Commissioner Khomotso Phahlane and Deputy National Commissioner Bonang Mgwenya captured the SAPS supply chain to gratify themselves and others at the expense of taxpayers. The ...
Zuma and Ngubane on the ropes over state capture
A familiar refrain was evident at the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture on Monday when Ben Ngubane, the former chairperson of Eskom, claimed to have no idea how Gupta associates Salim Essa and Nazeem Howa knew in early ...
Matsepe in hot water over R61.5 tax bill
How agencies co-ordinated their investigations
Spotlight on moth-balled football museum
Sodi linked to major housing project
Law firm challenges Ponzi scheme payback ruling
Tobacco firms may have tapped black market – report
Madonsela calls for conditional amnesty
Alleged fraudster to appeal extradition ruling
SA urged to surrender exiled lawmakers
Official tight-lipped over CJ hacking breach
Disciplinary action ‘deliberately undermined’
MPs dismiss acting CSA board boss from meeting
Hedge fund investments standard out for comment
The conditions in terms of which a pension fund may invest in a hedge fund are proposed in a draft conduct standard published on Friday for comment. Once finalised, the new standard will inform appropriate amendments to secondary legislation under ...
SA has promising future as international arbitration centre
SA is making up for lost time as a competitive international arbitration centre. In the past, international disputes were rarely referred to the Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa (Afsa) – the most prominent and widely recognised of SA’s arbitral institutions ...
Rest of Africa
Algerian businesswoman, daughters jailed
A businesswoman who many believed was the secret daughter of former Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was yesterday sentenced to 12 years in prison for money laundering, influence peddling, squandering public funds and illegally transferring money abroad. BBC News reports that ...
Bitter dispute over late tycoon’s estate
A Kenyan woman who has launched an application to secure a share of the late tycoon Eliakim Olweny's estate, insists they were married. Norah Atieno claims she was the Olweny’s second wife and has produced three witnesses to who ...
Botswana investors sue PwC for R650m
The Botswana branch of PwC and a leading partner are being sued for more than R650m by two shareholders of retailer Choppies who blame the firm’s refusal to release its 2018 audit report for a collapse in the value of ...
MTN Ghana resolves dispute with regulator
Liberia probes deaths of finance officials
Church calls for graft clampdown
Zambia debt default prompts IMF warning
Remittance firm addresses laundering claims
Vodacom Lesotho files urgent court application
Government addresses flawed fishing quota auctions
ECJ bans indiscriminate retention of location data
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled this week that ‘general and indiscriminate transmission or retention of traffic data and location data’ is banned. A Jurist report notes that the court was ruling on proceedings brought before bodies in the ...
Thales claims it's a 'casualty' of pursuit of Zuma
French arms company Thales, which is accused of bribing Jacob Zuma, contends it is an 'unfortunate unfair casualty’ of the NPA’s case against the former President and insists the state’s decision to charge it with racketeering is ‘an abuse of ...
SA-linked mining boss facing Australian charges
Controversial Australian mining boss Mark Caruso, who is suing SA lawyers and environmental activists for millions of rands, is facing criminal charges at home of assault, aggravated home burglary and trespassing, according to a TimesLIVE report. Perth-based Caruso has temporarily ...
Illegal trading flagged
* Illegal trading is one of the biggest threats to economic order and growth, according to the Consumer Goods Council, which has launched the illicit trade hotline. The hotline was set up in a bid to assist the government, private sector ...
Accused gets bail
* The second accused arrested for defrauding Absa in Limpopo has been released on bail. Dzulani Mashau was granted R2 000 in Waterval Magistrate’s Court when he appeared on a R25m fraud charge, NPA spokesperson in Limpopo Mashudu Malabi-Dzhangi said. ‘He ...
Project manager charged with corruption
* A project manager from Setheo Engineering has appeared in the Specialised Commercial Crimes Court in Palm Ridge. He is expected to appear in court again for a formal bail application on Monday. The City of Johannesburg said the company was ...
Fraudster awarded pension payment