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President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday said the top leadership of the ANC would meet former president Jacob Zuma “any day soon” and insist that he respect the rule of law and adhere to a court order compelling him to testify before the Zondo commission of inquiry. Ramaphosa said Zuma had, as “a disciplined member of...
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Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe on Friday threw out the corruption charges against ANC MP and former minister Bongani Bongo for allegedly attempting to bribe a parliamentary law adviser to derail a probe into state capture at Eskom. Hlophe dismissed the case four days after lawyers for Bongo filed a section 174 application, on...
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  The inaugural Ocean Economy Skills Summit 2021, the first of its kind in South Africa, will be held on 24 and 25 February 2021, at the Johannesburg Marriott Hotel Melrose Arch, under strict guidelines of Covid-19 regulations, connecting a hybrid audience of leaders and thinkers with a global audience on a digital platform. The...
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It has long been apparent, well before the beginning of the judicial commission of inquiry into allegations of state capture on 21 August 2018, judging by the reporting in the Mail & Guardian and other publications, that government malfeasance had been aided and abetted by the private sector. For some within our industry, testimony at another...
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COMMENT In a year that’s already had its fair share of headline-grabbing moments, it’s probably understandable that many people missed the news earlier this month that the AU had secured 300-million doses of Covid-19 vaccine.  That’s a reflection of much of the way in which the pandemic in Africa has been covered. While the pages...
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Namibia’s agriculture, water and forestry minister must work with other government ministries to introduce an immediate moratorium on Canadian oil and gas firm ReconAfrica’s current petroleum exploration activities in the Kavango in Namibia.  This is the contention of Save Okavango’s Unique Life (Soul), an alliance of Namibian and Southern African civil society organisations, activists and...
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In a bizarre twist, VBS Mutual Bank’s liquidators are blaming KPMG for the “fraudulent” ransacking of the bank’s billions, saying the auditing firm’s “negligence” spawned the alleged looting.  These claims are contained in a lawsuit for more than R863-million, which liquidators said was owed to VBS by KPMG for signing-off a March 2017 financial statement,...
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The Covid-19 pandemic has brought about massive changes to the manufacturing industry, which has had to adapt to new operating models, an evolving consumer market, and disruptions in supply chain processes, all while keeping the workforce safe and healthy. Integral to the success of a business in overcoming these challenges is the chief financial officer...
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Pfizer has been accused of “bullying” Latin American governments in Covid-19 vaccine negotiations and has asked some countries to put up sovereign assets, such as embassy buildings and military bases, as a guarantee against the cost of any future legal cases, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism can reveal. In the case of one country, demands...
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Employment recovered slightly at the end of 2020. But the rate of job recovery has not been enough to stem the tide of rising unemployment, which has reached crisis levels. According to Statistics South Africa’s quarterly labour-force survey, the unemployment rate reached 32.5% in the last months of 2020. This is the highest unemployment rate...
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