How the mighty keep falling ...
Remember Shakira's Waka Waka, Siphiwe Tshabalala’s historic opening wonder goal, and Nelson Mandela’s final public appearance? Nine years have passed since SA was the centre of the universe as the hosts of the quadrennial showpiece of international football. Legalbrief ...
Judgment reserved in Moyane application
Judgment has been reserved on Tom Moyane's bid to cross-examine Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan. Yesterday, Moyane’s lawyers argued that for Gordhan’s evidence to be accepted by the state capture commission, it must be tested. A report on the ...
Bosasa moves to to have liquidators removed
Facilities management company Bosasa yesterday returned to the Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) to argue for the reversal of its own decision to enter into liquidation. Legalbrief reports that Bosasa, which operates as African Global Operations (AGO), had last month filed ...
Massive hit for Aspen CEO
Aspen Pharmacare CEO Stephen Saad is very worried. Shares in the drugmaker he co-founded more than two decades ago have tanked by as much as 50% in Johannesburg as investors balked at mounting debt and another delay to a key ...
Removal of board CEO cost R22m
Public Protector’s finding against former DG upheld
Prison revolt on the cards over Bosasa tender?
NPA calls for dismissal of Zuma’s application
Case against Kemp dismissed with costs
Retired ConCourt judge accused of bribery
Battered AYO tackles commission
Minister bids to stop processing of PIC Bill
IEC to probe DA's Bosasa complaint
Mystery of strategic fuel sale takes another twist
Release of Steinhoff report imminent
EFF urges inquiry into discrimination against blacks
Trollip lays charges against Bobani
Legislation: Financial Matters Bill includes revised insolvency clauses
A substantively revised 2019 Financial Matters Amendment Bill adopted yesterday by the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Finance includes provisions affecting the regulation of over-the-counter derivatives, ‘in line with G20 commitments’. This is according to a committee report to be tabled ...
Legislation: Credit Bill ready for President’s signature
The 2018 National Credit Amendment Bill’s ‘B’ version was adopted this week by the NCOP and will soon be on its way to President Cyril Ramaphosa for signature, reports Pam Saxby for Legalbrief Policy Watch. Developed by the National Assembly’s Trade & Industry ...
Why Atul Gupta keeps a beady eye on commission
Despite claims by the Emirate’s rulers that they would start looking into the Gupta’s involvement in state capture, there is still a Sahara-sized desert between the family and extradition. In a Fin24 analysis, Ferial Haffajee notes that the family members ...
Mokonyane key to proposed wind farm
The Watson family, whose links to Minister Nomvula Mokonyane were exposed during explosive testimony at the Zondo commission on state capture, want to build a controversial wind farm in the Eastern Cape. And the Minister on whose decision their plans ...
Rest of Africa
Bemba seeks $75m in damages from the ICC
Lawyers for former DRC Vice-President Jean-Pierre Bemba, who was acquitted of war crimes by the International Criminal Court (ICC) last year, are seeking nearly $75m in damages. They want compensation for what they say was his unlawful detention, legal fees ...
Sierra Leone villagers target multi-national
Villagers in Sierra Leone hope documents from the Panama Papers scandal will force a foreign-owned company to compensate them for alleged pollution, forced removal, health complaints and human rights violations. Attorneys representing 83 poor households from the eastern Kono district ...
Suspected oil transfer middleman appears in court
A key suspect in the controversial Malabu oil scandal has appeared as a witness before an Italian court in Milan. Abubakar Aliyu is alleged to have acted as a 'middleman' for top officials of former President Goodluck Jonathan's administration ...
Tender agency rocked by infighting
Amnesty welcomes regional court’s intervention
Trump’s former campaign boss jailed for tax fraud
Paul Manafort, the former chairman of Donald Trump’s campaign, has been jailed for nearly four years for bank and tax fraud uncovered during the special counsel investigation into Russian election interference, says a report in The Guardian. The sentence by ...
US expects Mozambique ex-Minister to be handed over
The US said yesterday it expected SA to hand over Maputo’s former Finance Minister – held since December on a US warrant over corruption allegations – despite a separate request from Mozambique, notes a Mail & Guardian report. Manuel Chang ...
$25m Ivy League admissions scam uncovered
An astonishing list of Hollywood actresses, financial titans and industry executives were arrested this week on charges of participating in a $25m scam to bribe their children’s way into elite American universities. According to a report in The Daily Telegraph ...
Widow granted right to claim inheritance 25 years later
Adidas executives jailed in recruitment scandal
* A senior SAA pilot, who had been asked to resign earlier this year after it was found that he had flown commercial airplanes for more than 20 years with a fake licence, has been taken into custody. Police spokesperson Brigadier ...
'Dlodlo breached code'
* Parliament's Ethics Committee has found that Public Service and Administration Minister Ayanda Dlodlo breached the code that guides MPs' conduct when she did not declare her stay at Dubai's Oberoi Hotel which was paid for by controversial businessman ...
Attorney addresses graft claim
* Port Elizabeth attorney David le Roux has revealed how he was allegedly asked to pay for UDM councillor Mongameli Bobani’s legal fees during his court battle with then city manager Lindiwe Msengana-Ndlela. In a statement detailing a web of corruption ...