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25 May 2017
                       
 
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23 May 2017
 
 
Probe into suspended Sars No 2 still not finalised, MPs told
POLITICS
Criminal and disciplinary investigations into suspended South African Revenue Service (Sars) top executive Jonas Makwakwa were yet to be concluded, Parliament’s watchdog on public accounts (Scopa)...
 
 
18 May 2017
 
African leaders take the blame for the continent’s resource curse
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
African leaders tend to lay the blame on others for the ‘resource curse’ – the way the continent’s natural resources have mostly bred rampant corruption, enriched elites and triggered civil...
 
 
11 May 2017
 
 
 
Sassa to appeal High Court ruling on deductions
POLITICS
South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) will appeal a High Court order granting service provider Net1 permission to continue making deductions from beneficiaries' accounts, it said on...
 
 
10 May 2017
 
We thought it would be easier - Dlamini 'disappointed' by Net1 ruling
SOCIAL GRANTS
Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini says she is disappointed that the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria ruled that Net1 can continue to make deductions from recipient's social grants....
 
 
 
 
Daily Podcast – May 10, 2017
Podcast
Making headlines: Black Sash says Sassa ruling is devastating ANC says Judge’s reasoning on Zuma’s decision to reshuffle was political And, Dlamini-Zuma says don't judge her because she is Zuma’s...
 
 
Sassa ruling devastating – Black Sash
RULING
A ruling by the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday allowing social grant payment provider Net1 to continue deducting money from the bank accounts of grant beneficiaries was...
 
 
09 May 2017
 
Net1 can keep making social grant deductions, court rules
SOCIAL GRANTS
Social grant payment provider Net1 can continue making deductions from people’s grants, the High Court in Pretoria ruled on Tuesday. Acting Judge Corrie van der Westhuizen ordered that amendments...
 
 
04 May 2017
 
PRASA: PRASA 's reaction to the judgement handed down in the matter between PRASA and Siyangena
STATEMENT
The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) has noted the judgment handed down by the North Gauteng High Court in the application for the review of the contracts that were awarded by PRASA to...
 
 
02 May 2017
 
PPF vows to fight FICA in ConCourt
LEGISLATION
The Progressive Professionals Forum (PPF) promised to challenge the newly approved Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment (Fica) bill in the Constitution Court as it believes the law gives undue...
 
 
20 Apr 2017
 
DoH GP: MEC Ramokgopa on implementation of Health Ombudsman recommendations
STATEMENT
We have been hard at work as the Gauteng Department of Health to refocus the department on patient care. Let me re-assert to the public that we will at all times strive to ensure that the...
 
 
03 Apr 2017
 
South Africa has lost a key line of defence against corruption. What now?
THE CONVERSATION
South Africa’s currency and bond markets plunged after a dramatic late night announcement that South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma had fired the Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy...
 
 
30 Mar 2017
 
SAFTU: SAFTU calls for action against capitalism
STATEMENT
The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) is alarmed at continued reports that President Zuma is trying to dismiss Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan, and his deputy, Mcebisi Jonas, on the...
 
 
29 Mar 2017
 
Oakbay/Gordhan debacle a settled issue in law – Guptas lawyer
POLITICS
Oakbay Investments on Wednesday told the high court in Pretoria that there was no need for Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan to seek a declaratory order relating to the Gupta-owned entity’s wrangle...
 
 
Gupta entity wanted Gordhan’s ‘unlawful’ intervention
POLITICS
Oakbay Investments, owned by the controversial Gupta family, sought Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan to intervene illegally in its dispute with top South African banks, the High Court in Pretoria...
 
 
23 Mar 2017
 
South Africa's social grants: busting the myth about financial inclusion
THE CONVERSATION
“Financial inclusion” has hit the headlines in South Africa in the wake of a scandal over the distribution of social grants. Mounting evidence suggests the controversial company at the centre of...
 
 
 
                       
 
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