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29 May 2024 Corruption & Governance Watch

Focus


Prasa, Tshwane contracts linked to ANC donations

Does the ANC feed off government contracts? This is the question asked by the Daily Maverick after two new Scorpio investigations linked a corrupt trains deal and a lucrative Tshwane transport project to a hefty donation the governing party received ... Read More

South Africa


SARS seeks ConCourt protection on interest levy

SARS has asked the Constitutional Court to protect the tax agency’s right to levy interest on errant taxpayers, reports BusinessLIVE. It is a case it says which might open the floodgates of litigation from taxpayers it previously denied remission of ... Read More

Watchdog debars BHI's Warriner for 30 years

The Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) has debarred BHI Trust’s alleged fraudster, Craig Warriner, from offering financial services for a period of 30 years, reports Moneyweb. This follows an investigation spanning more than 10 years into Warriner and the BHI ... Read More

Ramaphosa to pay back $580 000 Phala Phala money

President Cyril Ramaphosa's Phala Phala farm is ‘processing’ Sudanese businessman Hazim Mustafa's claim for a refund for buffalo, reports News24. In an interview with 702's Clement Manyathela and EWN's politics editor Tshidi Madia, Ramaphosa said Mustafa ... Read More

Analysis


Commissions are only precursors to accountability

The state capture saga is far from over, but South Africans must accept that commissions of inquiry, are only the precursor to accountability, writes Jessica Bezuidenhout in a Daily Maverick analysis. She believes that it is a process that is ... Read More

Rest of Africa


Fishrot accused in another bid for bail

One of the men charged in the Fishrot fishing quotas fraud, corruption and racketeering case, Tamson Hatuikulipi, is to make a third attempt to be granted bail, after nearly four and a half years in jail. Hatuikulipi will first have ... Read More

Former Zimbabwean commissioner loses mansion

Exiled former Zimbabwe Republic Police commissioner Augustine Chihuri's $7.1m mansion in Harare has been snapped up by Wicknell Chivayo, a convicted criminal with access to President Emmerson Mnangagwa. News24 reports that Chihuri was the only security chief aligned ... Read More

World


Trump won’t testify in hush-money trial

Donald Trump will not testify in his historic criminal trial, after his defence team rested their case on Tuesday, reports BBC News. It will be up to his lawyers to speak for him instead as they deliver closing statements next ... Read More

Prosecutors face hard task in US senator’s graft trial

Senator Bob Menendez’s corruption trial, which began with absorbing and vivid opening statements – both from federal prosecutors and from attorneys for the New Jersey Democrat and his co-defendants – is moving into a less spectacular phase, reports CNN. Menendez ... Read More

Ukraine’s corruption fight shows results

Ukraine has battled endemic corruption since the first days of its independence in 1991, and government officials and independent campaigners alike say that fight is key to winning the existential war it is fighting with Russia, reports BBC News. ‘Most ... Read More

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