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Zondo commission: Molefe says Glencore sold Optimum to portray him as a Gupta ally

Former Eskom chief executive paints himself as the victim of a plot at the hands of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s former business associates The post Zondo commission: Molefe says Glencore sold Optimum to portray him as a Gupta ally appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: National, Glencore, Optimum, ANC, Eskom, Cyril Ramaphosa, Gupta, Thuli Madonsela, Tegeta, Brian Molefe, Top Six, Molefe, Raymond Zondo, Zondo, Gupta Family, Zondo Commission


Municipal workers convicted in R3.5m ‘Christmas cheer’ fund fraud scheme

A fund that was meant to provide much-needed, end-of-year cash for municipal workers was looted by the three signatories of the account The post Municipal workers convicted in R3.5m ‘Christmas cheer’ fund fraud scheme appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: National, National Prosecuting Authority, Top Six, South Africa (country, Johannesburg specialised commercial crimes court, Anna Nomakhedu Mdange, Jackey Tshabalala, Letitia Nonkosi Mafuta, NPA fraud, Rand West municipality


Tshiamiso Trust makes due on silicosis payout

Beneficiaries will now be able to apply to get money from the settlement almost two years after the Johannesburg high court ruled on the matter. The post Tshiamiso Trust makes due on silicosis payout appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: National, Mozambique, Johannesburg, Lesotho, Miners, Openaccess, Tb, Silica, Johannesburg High Court, AngloGold Ashanti, Top Six, Mine Workers, Gold Mine, Gold Miners, South Africa (country, African Rainbow Minerals


Shootings on Cape Flats claim 14 lives in less than a week

At least 50 more police and other law enforcement officers were sent to the area in response to the spate of violence The post Shootings on Cape Flats claim 14 lives in less than a week appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Shootings, National, Gangsters, Western Cape, Openaccess, Hawks, Delft, Shotspotter, Cape Flats, Manenberg, Kraaifontein, JP Smith, Top Six, Gang Violence, Hanover Park, City of Cape Town


Panel slams Mkhwebane in a report that sets parliament on long road to impeachment

The public protector was wrong to think legal review was the remedy for incompetence on her part; it is, in fact, removal, an independent report concludes The post Panel slams Mkhwebane in a report that sets parliament on long road to impeachment appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Jacob Zuma, National, Parliament, Panel, Constitutional Court, ANC, African National Congress, Democratic Alliance, Absa, Thuli Madonsela, Top Six, Impeachment, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, Public Protector, Mkhwebane, Bankorp


Police killings: how does South Africa compare?

An examination of South African statistics reveal that the police are substantially more violent than those in the United States or Canada The post Police killings: how does South Africa compare? appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Washington Post, Police, Canada, United States, South Africa, National, Police Brutality, Police Killings, Openaccess, Independent Police Investigative Directorate, South African Police Service, Canadian police, Lockdown, Top Six, United States Police, South Africa (country


‘I’m being targeted for speaking out against powerful ANC figures’ — Oscar Mabuyane

The Eastern Cape ANC chair says he will stand for a second term despite a campaign against him as part of an agenda to paralyse the province The post ‘I’m being targeted for speaking out against powerful ANC figures’ — Oscar Mabuyane appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Politics, Interview, Jacob Zuma, Premier, Chair, ANC, African National Congress, Cyril Ramaphosa, Top Six, Factions, Eastern Cape ANC, Treasurer, ANC Eastern Cape, Oscar Mabuyane, Ace Magashule, South Africa (country


High court grants Dlamini-Zuma leave to appeal adverse ruling on tobacco ban

The court held that the ongoing state of disaster meant there was public interest in the legal test applied to measures taken to contain the pandemic The post High court grants Dlamini-Zuma leave to appeal adverse ruling on tobacco ban appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: High Court, National, Supreme Court of Appeal, Dlamini Zuma, Pandemic, Top Six, FITA, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Tobacco Ban, Batsa, British American Tobacco SA, Fair-Trade Independent Tobacco Association, Tandazwa Ndita


Koko maintains he had no idea he was exchanging emails with a man likely to be Salim Essa

On his fourth appearance before the commission, the former Eskom CEO maintains he was tricked into sharing company information with a third party The post Koko maintains he had no idea he was exchanging emails with a man likely to be Salim Essa appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: National, Glencore, Mckinsey, Koko, Eskom, Jabu Mabuza, Top Six, Trillian, Ben Ngubane, Suzanne Daniels, Salim Essa, Matshela Koko, Zondo Commission, Gupta Brothers, South Africa (country, State Capture


Concourt to hear Zondo commission’s application for contempt order against Zuma on March 25

The former president has one week to file answering papers in the application that also seeks a prison sentence imposed on him The post Concourt to hear Zondo commission’s application for contempt order against Zuma on March 25 appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Jacob Zuma, National, Constitutional Court, Zuma, Cyril Ramaphosa, Contempt, Top Six, Raymond Zondo, Zondo, Zondo Commission, South Africa (country, Jacob Zuma Foundation, Itumeleng Mosala, Deputy Chief Justice


Property developers slap Jo’burg environmentalist and conservancy with R197m lawsuit

Century Property Developments and Riversands Developments are suing for income they have allegedly lost because of objections raised The post Property developers slap Jo’burg environmentalist and conservancy with R197m lawsuit appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Lawsuit, Environment, Jo, Armour, Top Six, South Africa (country, City Of Johannesburg, Century Property Developments, Greater Equestrian Kyalami Conservancy, Helderfontein, Helen Duigan, high court in Cape Town, Kristin Callesen, Riversands, Riversands Development, SLAPP suits


A seven-point plan for structural change

Can President Ramaphosa turn the economic development ship in a new direction? The post A seven-point plan for structural change appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Jobs, Education, Opinion, Poverty, Openaccess, Ramaphosa, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Economic Development Plan, Good Governance, Risk Ratings, Social Welfare Grants, Structural change


Zuma foundation claims ex-president was prepared to testify, but Zondo played politics

Zuma’s namesake organisation twists facts and the law – he told Zondo he would answer questions but only in private to the deputy chief justice The post Zuma foundation claims ex-president was prepared to testify, but Zondo played politics appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Jacob Zuma, National, Inquiry, Constitutional Court, Zuma, Top Six, Zondo, Zondo Commission, South Africa (country, State Capture, state capture inquiry (Zondo Commission, President Cyril Ramaphosa, Jacob Zuma Foundation, Itumeleng Mosala, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo


President urges caution against more contagious Covid variant as SA moves to level 1

The curfew is shorter, alcohol sale times almost normal and more people can meet at religious, social, political and cultural gatherings The post President urges caution against more contagious Covid variant as SA moves to level 1 appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Alcohol, Masks, National, Cabinet, Variant, Cyril Ramaphosa, Lockdown, Top Six, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Social Distancing, Lockdown Regulations, 501Y.V2, Level 1, Sanatise


Remote working: Bosses want ‘bums on seats’

Many workers, including managers, like working remotely, but research shows it can be tough on most other employees. The post Remote working: Bosses want ‘bums on seats’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Work From Home, Business, Increased Productivity, Remote Work, Commuting, Survey, Wages, Robert Walters, Pandemic, Top Six, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Gender-based Violence, Jahni de Villiers, Longer Hours, Samantha-Jane Gravett


Come what may, the UIF will pay

The fund – the main safety net for unemployed workers – will run at an almost R20-billion deficit The post Come what may, the UIF will pay appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Business, Unemployment, Pwc, National Treasury, Statistics South Africa, Tito Mboweni, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, Unemployment Insurance Fund, COVID-19, Road Accident Fund, Michael Bagraim, Covid-19 Vaccine, Makhosonke Buthelezi, Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme, Subs-only


Financial sector increases its government debt to 22%

The banking sector will be in a vulnerable position if the national treasury does not stabilise its debt The post Financial sector increases its government debt to 22% appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Business, Budget, Banks, Government, Treasury, Gdp, Bonds, Investors, Reserve Bank, Sarb, Lesetja Kganyago, Pandemic, Top Six, Michael Sachs, Financial Market, Tito Mboweni


Turn off your Zoom video and help the planet

The pandemic has forced us indoors and using more data than ever before, putting more strain on the environment The post Turn off your Zoom video and help the planet appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Ipad, Environment, Google Hangouts, Zoom, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Top Six, Google Meet, South Africa (country


Review: Mazda has missed an opportunity to dazzle

Mazda brought down only three of these late last year, all of which were thrust into media rotation The post Review: Mazda has missed an opportunity to dazzle appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Tokyo, Motoring, Volkswagen, Audi, On The Road, Centenary, Openaccess, Mazda, Car Review, Hatchback, Top Six, MX-5, South Africa (country


Zulu land body challenges audit outcome

Ingonyama Trust Board chairperson Jerome Ngwenya has challenged the audit process in the face of a series of unfavourable ratings The post Zulu land body challenges audit outcome appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: National, Openaccess, Top Six, Ingonyama Trust Board, Thoko Didiza, South Africa (country, KwaZulu-Natal, Jerome Ngwenya, Lucas Mkhwanazi, King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu, Ingonyama Holdings, Quantum Zulu


‘Terrorised’ family shines a light on traditional leadership for vulnerable people

The ambiguity between traditional and constitutional leadership has been exposed by the violent banishment of an Eastern Cape family The post ‘Terrorised’ family shines a light on traditional leadership for vulnerable people appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Violence, National, Eastern Cape, South African Police Service, Banishment, South Africa (country, SAPS, Subs-only, Traditional Leaders, Langa Mavuso, Eastern Cape House of Traditional Leaders, Gcobani Mfiki, Khumbuzile Mfiki, Ndakeni, Nolundi Mfiki, NS Nombambela Attorneys


Lerato Shadi: The body, the land and the toll of unsung labour

The artist continues to give voice to unrecognised labour through her expanding practice that includes durational performance, installation and video work The post Lerato Shadi: The body, the land and the toll of unsung labour appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Art, Video, Friday, Johannesburg Art Gallery, South Africa (country, Lerato Shadi


Parents ‘key to best grade 12 results’

For the past four years, the matric results in Tshwane South has been the leading district in Gauteng. The formula to success has been involving the parents The post Parents ‘key to best grade 12 results’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Western Cape, Free State, Gauteng, Top Six, South Africa (country, Class Of 2020, Grade 12, Tshwane South, 2020 Matric Results, Fezile Dabi District, Hilda Kekana, Metro North district, Motheo district, Thabo Mofutsanyana district, Top Performing District


Sisulu dissolves housing agency board, again

The HDA is once again under administration, and its acting chief executive gets to stay on The post Sisulu dissolves housing agency board, again appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: National, Hda, Top Six, Sisulu, Lindiwe Sisulu, South Africa (country, Housing Development Agency, Central Energy Fund, Mikki Xayiya, Human Settlements Ministry, Rail Safety Regulator, Steven Poya


Zuma’s long walk to the dock

It’s taken 17 years for the former president to stand trial for allegedly taking bribes. Expect more prevarication at his 17 May court date The post Zuma’s long walk to the dock appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Corruption, Budget, Opinion, Fraud, Jacob Zuma, Court Case, Zuma, Thales, Personal Income Tax, Top Six, Schabir Shaik, Tito Mboweni, South Africa (country, Arms Deal, Nathi Chili


Zuma has agreed to meet ANC top six over ConCourt impasse — Ramaphosa

The president says the message to Jacob Zuma will be a simple one: respect the rule of law The post Zuma has agreed to meet ANC top six over ConCourt impasse — Ramaphosa appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Politics, Leadership, Jacob Zuma, Judiciary, Rule Of Law, Constitutional Court, Openaccess, ANC, Zuma, Cyril Ramaphosa, Ramaphosa, Nkandla, Bheki Cele, Sanef, Top Six, Raymond Zondo


Hlophe throws out Bongo corruption case

Former state security minister walks free after judge finds there is not sufficient evidence of attempted bribery to scupper Eskom probe The post Hlophe throws out Bongo corruption case appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Corruption, Politics, Bribery, Parliament, Openaccess, Eskom, Bongo, Western Cape High Court, Top Six, John Hlophe, Bongani Bongo, Gupta Family, Hlophe, Zondo Commission, South Africa (country, Ntuthuzelo Vanara


Step-aside guidelines are not about Ace, says Mathews Phosa

The guidelines must be ‘timeless, uniting and not capable of being abused,’ says ANC veteran The post Step-aside guidelines are not about Ace, says Mathews Phosa appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Politics, ANC, African National Congress, Cyril Ramaphosa, Kgalema Motlanthe, Mathews Phosa, Nasrec, Ace Magashule, South Africa (country, Subs-only, Corruption Charges, ANC step aside rule


Q&A Sessions: ‘Media isn’t dying, it’s changing’

Phuti Mahanyele-Dabengwa, chief executive of global internet company Naspers, has held senior posts in investment and development banking. She tells Tshegofatso Mathe about her family life in Soweto and her career, including with Cyril Ramaphosa before he went back to politics The post Q&A Sessions: ‘Media isn’t dying, it’s changing’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Mba, Stroke, National, Naspers, Soweto, Cyril Ramaphosa, Bob van Dijk, Shanduka Group, Douglas College, South Africa (country, Development Bank of Southern Africa, COVID-19, Tshegofatso Mathe, Subs-only, National Sorghum Breweries, Phuti Mahanyele Dabengwa


‘Captured’ water utility exec holes up

Thami Hlongwa seems to be into hiding after a blacklisted technology company scored millions from Umgeni Water and the owner was murdered The post ‘Captured’ water utility exec holes up appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Corruption, National, South African Police Service, Special Investigating Unit, Umgeni Water, EOH Holdings, South Africa (country, Subs-only, Sibonelo Shinga, Thami Hlongwa, Umgeni Water Amanzi