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 76
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 42
15 November 2018 3:53 PM Smith, Warner to return for IPL 2019
New Delhi - Disgraced Australian stars Steve Smith and David Warner will make a comeback in next year's Indian Premier League (IPL) T20 tournament, their franchises announced on Thursday. Both Smith and Warner were barred from participating in the lucrative league this season after their involvement in a ball tampering scandal. Rajasthan Royals named 58
14 November 2018 6:12 AM Who paid SACP's R3m venue for its national congress?
While the SACP has denied claims that Vele Investments paid R3m to the Birchwood Hotel for the party's national congress last year, it says it can't say how it paid for the venue just yet as it is still considering its legal options. Vele Investments was a major shareholder in VBS Mutual bank. Asked by News24 about how the payment had been made, if not by Vele, the communist 48
13 November 2018 8:07 PM 'Didn't he say there'd be hell to pay?' – Twitter reacts to Gigaba's resignation
South African Twitter users have expressed their opinion on the resignation of embattled former minister of home affairs Malusi Gigaba. Gigaba, who has been closely associated with the infamous Gupta family and state capture, went viral with the hashtag #MalusiGigaba on Tuesday shortly after officially resigning. Gigaba left office amid mounting political 50
04 November 2018 2:13 PM Turkey recalls Uganda envoy over ancient Greek costume 'scandal'
The Turkish foreign ministry on Saturday recalled its ambassador to Uganda after she was photographed at a reception for Turkey's annual Republic Day wearing a dress reportedly inspired by ancient Greece. Ambassador Sedef Yavuzalp hosted the reception in Kampala for the annual October 29 holiday marking the founding of the modern Turkish Republic in 1923 by Mustafa 45
02 November 2018 8:56 AM Limpopo govt backs municipalities in their handling of VBS saga
The Limpopo provincial government has given the thumbs up to municipal councils that have suspended or dismissed officials responsible for investing millions of rand with the almost defunct VBS Mutual Bank. Economic Development and Environmental Affairs MEC Seaparo Sekoati told the media on Thursday, that the provincial cabinet supported the municipalities 84
30 October 2018 11:26 AM VBS scandal: Makhado municipal officials face DA motion of no confidence
Two top Limpopo municipal officials could be shown the door on Tuesday for allegedly investing R63m with VBS Mutual Bank without following proper procedures. Makhado Municipality mayor Mildred Sinyosi and municipal manager Johannes Kandwendo may be left without jobs on Tuesday afternoon when a motion of no confidence is debated in a special council meeting 53
29 October 2018 7:08 AM VBS: ANC's integrity commission wants implicated members to step aside
The ANC's integrity commission has recommended to the party’s leadership that all party members implicated in the VBS Mutual Bank scandal step aside from leadership positions and activities. According to a statement by the committee’s chairperson, George Mashamba, the party’s “reputation and credibility has been seriously damaged”. Implicated ANC leaders 57
28 October 2018 3:39 PM Gigaba 'sex tape' won't impact him politically
While the latest scandal involving Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba and a tape containing material of a sexual nature is embarrassing, it will most likely have no impact on his career, political analysts say. In a series of tweets on Sunday morning, Gigaba revealed that a "video of a sexual nature" was stolen after his phone was hacked in 2016 or 2017 and that the content 81