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25 March 2017
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06 Mar 2017
DA: David Maynier says why did it take Absa Bank Limited 15 months, or 312 days, to close the Guptas’ bank accounts?
Today, I wrote to Maria Ramos, Chief Executive of Barclays Africa Group Limited, requesting a reasonable explanation for why it took Absa Bank Limited (“Absa”) 15 months, or a full 312 working...
17 Feb 2017
Mcebisi Jonas takes on Ajay Gupta over Saxonwold meeting
Deputy Minister of Finance Mcebisi Jonas has taken on Ajay Gupta in a replying affidavit that dispels an allegation that he lied about a 2015 meeting that took place at the Gupta residence in...
16 Feb 2017
Managing the risk of politically exposed persons (PEPs)
The concept of 'politically exposed persons' (PEPs) has come into sharp focus as the Guptas continue to make news headlines in South Africa. Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan, filed papers in the...
03 Feb 2017
New SARS legal head was named in State of Capture report
The new executive in charge of legal affairs at South African Revenue Service (Sars) was named in the Public Protector's State of Capture report as part of a team that made a submission...
31 Jan 2017
Guptas respond to Gordhan’s affidavit
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan on Monday, denied the claim by the Gupta family’s Oakbay Investments that he had colluded with banks to harm the company, saying the banks acted because of the...
20 Jan 2017
Guptas lambast Gordhan in court papers
Oakbay Investments, the company owned by the wealthy Gupta family, on Friday lambasted Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s court application seeking a court order enforcing his decision not to...
11 Jan 2017
Guptas fail to sell SA companies by end of 2016
The Guptas’ intention to dispose of their shares in all their South African businesses by the end of 2016 has not come to fruition, their family spokesperson confirmed this week. "The Gupta family...
21 Nov 2016
'Abused' Zuma to face Parliament grilling
President Jacob Zuma will face a tough grilling during his last question-and-answer session for the year in the National Assembly. Zuma will answer questions in Parliament on Wednesday, his first...
14 Nov 2016
DA: David Maynier says we will probe the secret reprimand of rogue minister Mosebenzi Zwane
Today, President Jacob Zuma announced that the Minister of Mineral Resources, Mosebenzi Zwane, had been reprimanded for his “midnight statement” calling for the establishment of a Judicial...
02 Nov 2016
Eskom's Molefe implicated in 'state capture' report
Former public protector Thuli Madonsela's long-awaited state capture report includes damning details on the relationship between Eskom CEO Brian Molefe and the controversial Gupta family. Molefe...
21 Oct 2016
Gordhan brushes off Gupta concerns over high court application
National Treasury on Friday said it had noted the “numerous attacks” launched by the lawyers representing the Oakbay Group of companies, adding it had no intention of conducting a court case in the...
18 Oct 2016
Guptas list why Gordhan's application is fundamentally flawed
The Guptas said Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s court application is fundamentally flawed and will assist them in clearing their name, their lawyer said in a statement on Tuesday. “We are...
Oakbay Investments: Ajay Gupta and Oakbay Investments delighted with affidavit from Pravin Gordhan
Gupta Family lawyer, Van Der Merwe Associates, releases a statement on behalf of Mr. Ajay Gupta and Oakbay Investments in response to the affidavit from Pravin Gordhan. Highlights include: The...
17 Oct 2016
Oakbay’s Nazeem Howa steps down
Nazeem Howa has resigned from his position as CEO of Oakbay Investments with immediate effect, citing health issues. FD Ronica Ragavan will assume the role of acting CEO, while the company searches...
16 Oct 2016
DA: David Maynier says Guptas’ suspicious transactions must be investigated by the Hawks
The Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, has pushed the “red button” and escalated the dirty war between himself and President Jacob Zuma’s most important clients, the Guptas. The application for...
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