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15 December 2018 12:03 PM Moyane 'seized control of SARS as if it was his to have'

Governance at the South African Revenue Service (SARS) was “dismantled” under axed Commissioner Tom Moyane, the Nugent Commission of Inquiry has found. Senior managers were driven out or marginalised and those appointed by Moyane to replace them were compliant to his demands, according to the Commission's final report into SARS, which was handed over to President 128

05 December 2018 6:33 PM Gabon president Bongo 'doing well' in Morocco after illness: PM

Gabon's President Ali Bongo is recovering well after being hospitalised in Morocco, his prime minister said after the two met in the capital Rabat. The 59-year-old president, who fell ill on October 24 at an economic forum, arrived in Morocco last week following a month's treatment at a hospital in Saudi Arabia for an illness that has not been officially 115

05 December 2018 12:43 PM 15 arrested after Global Citizen festival violence, says Cele

Fifteen people have been arrested and 50 cases reported as a result of crimes committed after "unforeseen circumstances" at the star-studded Global Citizen festival in Soweto, Police Minister Bheki Cele said on Wednesday. Of those, six people have appeared in court after allegations of theft and common assault during chaos at a nearby Sasol garage which 105

05 December 2018 8:10 AM Madagascar presidential hopeful Ravalomanana 'sure' of win

Madagascar presidential hopeful Marc Ravalomanana has said he is confident of closing the gap for a second round victory over his rival who narrowly beat him in the first leg of presidential polls. Andry Rajoelina got 39.23% of votes and Ravalomanana 35.35% in last month's poll, according to final results, setting up the pair for a close contest in the December 126

04 December 2018 6:31 PM Cameroon frees 52 opposition activists

The prosecution of 52 opposition activists who protested against the re-election of 85-year-old Paul Biya as Cameroon president has been abandoned, their lawyer said on Tuesday. The activists were arrested at the end of October in Douala, the economic capital, on the sidelines of a demonstration against the election of Biya, who had won a seventh consecutive 85

04 December 2018 5:09 AM Complaint about banana toy started turmoil at US agency

A complaint alleging that employees at Iowa's workplace safety agency used a toy banana to make sexual jokes triggered the investigation that led to the removal of two top officials. The complaint was sent to Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Department of Administrative Services, which is the state human resources agency. A copy of the complaint obtained by The Associated 125

30 November 2018 10:36 AM QUICK TAKE: 10 things you should know about Eskom's Tegeta contract

The report by Parliament’s portfolio committee on public enterprises on its inquiry into Eskom painted a bleak picture of a state-owned entity where governance structures were allowed to disintegrate, threatening its viability. The questionable 2016 contract with formerly Gupta-owned Tegeta Exploration and Resources, which ran into operational challenges 210

27 November 2018 5:57 PM Ex-Aussie captain Smith to play in Bangladesh T20 league

Dhaka - Bangladesh Premier League side Comilla Victorians on Tuesday announced the signing of former Australian captain Steve Smith for the upcoming edition of the Twenty20 tournament. Victorians coach Mohammad Salahuddin told AFP that Smith would join the team mid-January for the second phase of the BPL as a replacement for Pakistani cricketer Shoaib 72

22 November 2018 12:15 PM Ethiopia's PM bemoans country's 'vast number' of criminals

Ethiopia's reformist prime minister says the country would need to build a new town to hold all suspected of corruption and rights abuses in previous administrations. Abiy Ahmed on Thursday told lawmakers that "the prison facilities that we have here in Ethiopia are not sufficient enough to handle the vast number of criminals ... we have chosen to focus 83

21 November 2018 7:50 AM LIVE: Pravin Gordhan continues with third day of testimony at #StateCaptureInquiry

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan says his detractors should appear before the judicial commission of inquiry into allegations of state capture and "say their piece under oath". Gordhan, who is testifying at the commission for a second day, told inquiry chairperson Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo that he was not "accountable to bullies" 101