Ramaphosa shuffles his Ace and Joker
While President Cyril Ramaphosa continues with his efforts to steer SA towards calmer waters, his secretary-general remains a major stumbling block. Legalbrief reports that with Ace Magashule’s trail of transgressions – including corruption, theft and money laundering – it’s likely ...
SAA flies into business rescue headwind
After a week of speculation on loss-making SAA’s future, the airline is to be placed in business rescue, the government announced yesterday. Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan said that business rescue was the best way of avoiding a disorderly implosion ...
Bosasa's legacy under the hammer
Yesterday’s ‘auction of the decade’ saw hundreds of people descending to the African Global Operations (AGO) campus in Krugersdorp. AGO, formerly Bosasa, failed in a court bid to stop the auction. Several vehicles, including former CEO Gavin Watson's BMW ...
'Hurting' Old Mutual ready to settle with Moyo
Old Mutual, whose shareholders have lost about R17bn in value since the company first suspended former CEO Peter Moyo, said it may take years before it recovers from the reputational damage caused by the saga. It also said that it ...
Hlongwane addresses Gupta meeting tangle
Tribunal begins clawing back looted billions
SARS wins Africa Cash & Carry dispute
Why the President's powers must be curtailed
Case of playwright accused of siphoning funds postponed
Heads role over auditing scandal
Can more MPs who misled Parliament be prosecuted?
The 'grabber' and the missing SSA millions
Zuma likely to fight on despite the odds
Another blow for Independent Media
SCA judgment a major setback for property magnate
Warning over ‘emotional triggers’
Legal profession 'under siege' by syndicates – ISS
PIC turns to court to force Steinhoff to release report
Commission shreds greedy network operators
Former top cop convicted of graft
Legislation: Critical Infrastructure Protection Act gazetted
The 2017 Critical Infrastructure Protection Bill has been signed into law and the Act gazetted for information. It has yet to come into force. Once operational, it will repeal the 1980 National Key Points Act – requiring all complexes classified ...
Legislation: Revised Debt Collectors Bill a possibility?
Issues underpinning proposals in the 2015 draft Debt Collectors Amendment Bill ‘still need to be addressed’ before being ‘taken forward’. This is noting that, according to Justice & Constitutional Development Deputy Minister John Jeffery, the draft Bill’s ‘further promotion’ will ...
Is there a loophole for SIM?
In late 2017, then PIC CEO Dan Matjila signed a contract to swop the PIC’s 25% stake in Independent Media and at least R1.2bn in debt for practically worthless shares in Iqbal Survé’s aspirant tech ‘unicorn’, Sagarmatha Technologies. Sekunjalo ...
Why the pension fund industry is largely silent
More than 16m South Africans contribute to a pension fund, most of which are run by financial behemoths like Liberty. They do so in the hope of a decent dignified life in retirement, and to ensure their dependants will be ...
Rest of Africa
Museveni derided for anti-graft 'stunt'
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni yesterday led thousands of civil servants, supporters and police officers on an anti-corruption walk through the capital, an exercise derided by critics as a meaningless stunt. Kampala was locked down with businesses shuttered and roads closed ...
‘$53m paid to Zimbabwean farmers’
The Zimbabwean Government has paid about 100 white farm owners US$53m in line with its pledges to compensate them for improvements made to their expropriated land. That’s according to Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa who said the move was part ...
Chadian Minister arrested in graft case
Chadian Minister Kalzeube Deubet who served as the country's Premier from 2013-16 has been arrested following a complaint from the state inspectorate general for fraud. A report on the News24 site notes that the current secretary-general of the presidency ...
Businessman acquitted in Mozambique fraud case
No will, but Mugabe's estate revealed
Former spy boss appears in court
Nigerian 'Internet scam school’ raided
Namibia ‘Fishrot’ suspects remanded in custody
Zimbabwe car customs scam flagged
Botswana newspaper sanctioned over Motsepe report
Law firm director struck off for misleading clients
A former law firm director misled clients for six weeks about the progress of their case because he was too ‘embarrassed’ to admit he was struggling, a tribunal has heard. According to a Law Gazette report, Rodney Etherington, a solicitor ...
Malaysia's former PM testifies in graft trial
Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Najib Razak has taken to the witness box for the first time to defend himself against charges linked to a multibillion-dollar 1MDB scandal. According to a report in The Guardian, Najib is accused of illegally receiving ...
Hong Kong will remain Asia's legal hub – Law Society
Hong Kong will remain Asia’s pre-eminent legal hub in spite of escalating protests, the Law Society of Hong Kong has said, noting the growing number of foreign law firms in the city. A Law Gazette report notes that Melissa Pang ...
12 EU countries block corporate tax disclosure rule
Judge refuses bid to appeal London firm's bill
Landmark decision calls Australia's 'robo-debt' into question
Water graft addressed
* President Cyril Ramaphosa believes tender corruption in megaprojects for water infrastructure is putting the nation’s water security at risk. ‘Mismanagement of water resources and corruption in the water sector has in no small part contributed to the situation we currently ...
Delay in tabling of report
* A report looking into allegations that Geoff Makhubo – chair of the ANC’s powerful Johannesburg region and its mayoral candidate – pocketed R30m from SA’s richest metro has yet to be tabled before party structures. Makhubo said he has been ...
Project on hold
* The Eastern Cape High Court (Grahamstown) has put the brakes on a road construction project in Ngqushwa municipality over a tender dispute. Batabile Construction Services cc applied for an interdict to stop the local authority from awarding the contract to ...
Premier's office probed
Speaker off the hook
Managers in court
EFF slams mayoral vote