World watches as Angola lances its boil
Angola served as a Cold War battleground for the superpowers and their allies – including SA – for 27 years. When the civil war ended following the assassination of Unita leader Jonas Savimbi 18 years ago, this week, the country ...
Witness tells of Myeni's secret stash
The Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture has heard how millions of rands were channelled to the Jacob Zuma Foundation and ‘hidden’ at former SAA and Mhlathuze Water board chairperson Dudu Myeni's home office. According to the witness ...
How PIC funds were siphoned off
Iqbal Survé’s embattled businesses have quietly redirected money secured from the PIC to apparently pay Independent newspapers’ staff, pay off luxury properties and channel funds to an ‘unrelated’ company whose directors apparently live in one of his apartments. The Survé ...
Mashaba to initiate private prosecutions
Herman Mashaba, former Johannesburg mayor and People's Dialogue founder, is to pursue private prosecutions relating to state capture. Mashaba who is accusing the NPA of failing the public, said he would consult lawyers about pursuing private prosecutions. A report ...
Attorneys sanctioned for ‘forum shopping’
Daughters battle step-mother over dad's will
Outa targets Mkhwebane again
Old Mutual to oppose bid to block CEO recruitment
Duduzane Zuma named in Pakistani bank probe
Destruction of e-records revealed in Steinhoff papers
Union leaders mum over missing investments
'Rogue unit' trauma officially over for ex-SARS trio
AB InBev did not breach merger conditions – ruling
Koko-linked firm claiming millions from Eskom
Watson children subpoenaed to Bosasa insolvency inquiry
Legislation: Auditing Profession Bill tabled
The Auditing Profession Amendment Bill tabled last week in Parliament seeks to strengthen the governance of the Independent Regulatory Board of Auditors (Irba) and its ‘investigating and disciplinary processes’. To that end, it includes measures for addressing conflicts of interest ...
Legislation: More changes to auditors’ code of conduct
Comment is sought on three sets of draft amendments to the code of professional conduct for registered auditors, notes Pam Saxby for Legalbrief Policy Watch. One set of proposals focuses on the objectivity of individuals appointed as ‘engagement quality reviewers’ ...
Justice: Revised Small Claims Courts guidelines published
Revised guidelines for Small Claims Courts were published on Monday, marking the culmination of a review process begun in 2016, reports Pam Saxby for Legalbrief Policy Watch. According to a foreword to the document from Justice & Constitutional Development Deputy ...
Signs of hope for the post-state capture era
SA’s apparently unstoppable decline is darkening the mood of many of her citizens. In a Business Day analysis, Deon Rossouw questions whether we are collectively sliding down a slippery slope towards a disaster situation from which there is no return ...
New expat rules from March
South Africans working outside the country must prepare themselves for the new amendments to the Income Tax Act, set to come into effect from March 2020. Dubbed the ‘Expat Tax’, the amendments mean that South African tax residents working abroad ...
Rest of Africa
Equatorial Guinea's former CJ pleads for help
Equatorial Guinea's former Chief Justice has appealed to the US and UN for help after President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo ordered security forces to hunt him down. Juan Angue told Voice of America that he was being persecuted for ...
Bureau urged to investigate Malawian judges
Malawi’s governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has presented a petition to the Blantyre City Council demanding that the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) investigate all five judges who presided over the presidential election nullification petition, reports The Nyasa Times. The judges – ...
EU suspends Grace Mugabe sanctions
The EU has suspended targeted sanctions against former first lady Grace Mugabe, but has retained an arms embargo and targeted asset freeze against the country’s state munitions firm. It said a lack of substantial reforms by President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Government ...
President’s son cleared after French probe
UK court backs unexplained wealth order
The Court of Appeal in London has backed the UK National Crime Agency’s (NCA) use of unexplained wealth orders (UWOs), dismissing an appeal brought by the subject of the first UWO granted. According to a report on the Out-Law.com ...
US unseals new indictment against Huawei
A new federal indictment was unsealed last week in a district court in New York, alleging that Huawei Technologies Co, a China-based telecommunications equipment manufacturer, and two of its subsidiaries engaged in racketeering and conspired to steal trade secrets from ...
Former Illinois Governor's sentence to be commuted
Donald Trump announced he will commute the sentence of Rod Blagojevich, the former Illinois governor who admitted to trying to sell Barack Obama's former US Senate seat. According to a report in The Independent, he was one of 11 ...
Nissan sues Carlos Ghosn for $90m
Businessman seeks forfeited funds
* East London businessman Dean Fanoe, who was implicated in the Nelson Mandela funeral scandal, wants back R1.38m which was forfeited to the state as ill-gotten gains from his role in the deal. Fanoe made an instantaneous R692 000 profit ...
Unscrupulous lawyers blamed for accounts attachments
* The staggering R310m that was attached in the Gauteng Department of Health’s bank accounts on behalf of medical negligence claimants was led by unscrupulous lawyers and non-compliant sheriffs. This was the contention made by Gauteng Health MEC Bandile Masuku. Masuku ...