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Twin probes into alleged North West h...

The North West province government has hired private investigators to look into allegations that its health department awarded R180‑million in illegal tenders to the Gupta-linked company Mediosa, provincial spokesperson Brian Setswambung said this week. The firm Open Water is investigating claims linked to contracts awarded to Mediosa for two mobile clinics. Meanwhile, the Hawks have […]

Bus strike set to intensify ― unions

Workers initially demanded a 12% increase and employers offered 7%. The workers have since rejected an offer of 8% for the first year, and 8.5% in the second year, instead proposing a 9.5% increase in the first year and 9% for the second. Representatives from the National Union of Metalworkers SA (NUMSA) and the South […]

Hawks to investigate Supra’s al...

The Hawks on Sunday confirmed that an investigation into allegations that North West premier Supra Mahumapelo gifted former president Jacob Zuma with cattle worth R1.5-million ―allegedly brought with public funds ― was underway. “There is a vast investigation that is ongoing… that includes that matter,” Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi told News24 on Sunday. His confirmation follows a […]

Avicii death a coming-of-age in elect...

Rock ‘n’ roll had Buddy Holly, the psychedelic era had Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin and grunge had Kurt Cobain. Now electronic dance music has Avicii. The Swedish DJ’s death Friday at age 28 marks a symbolic coming-of-age for a genre that remains resolutely youthful, with the first electronic superstar to die near his prime. […]

Survé’s listing ship

Friday’s extraordinary attack by Independent Media on critics of its executive chair, Dr Iqbal Survé, follows questions amaBhungane sent to Survé on Wednesday about the listing of another company he controls, Ayo Technology Solutions. Sagarmatha was due to list on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) the previous Friday 13 April, but the listing was aborted […]

Survé’s listing ship

Friday’s extraordinary attack by Independent Media on critics of its executive chair, Dr Iqbal Survé, follows questions amaBhungane sent to Survé on Wednesday about the listing of another company he controls, Ayo Technology Solutions. Sagarmatha was due to list on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) the previous Friday 13 April, but the listing was aborted […]

Translating masses of Steinhoff docs ...

German authorities are struggling to analyse a wealth of financial documents seized from a Steinhoff subsidiary in late 2015 as the documents are written in English. A spokesperson for the public prosecutor’s office of Oldenburg told Fin24 by email on Saturday that its criminal probe was set to expand, despite delays caused by translating documents from […]

Ramaphosa says ANC disappointed Skwey...

In a moving tribute to Zola Skweyiya, who had dedicated his life to serving others, President Cyril Ramaphosa apologised for the way the ANC veteran had been treated in his later years. Skweyiya spent most of his adult life in the ANC having joined the organisation in 1956, serving in various capacities during the party’s […]

No resolution on Mahumapelo’s f...

No resolution has yet been reached by the ANC on the concerns in the North West province that spurred protest action in Mahikeng, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Friday night. In a press briefing, Ramaphosa said the ANC had been involved in “intensive discussions” with its colleagues in the North West, members of the provincial […]

No resolution on Mahumapelo’s f...

No resolution has yet been reached by the ANC on the concerns in the North West province that spurred protest action in Mahikeng, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Friday night. In a press briefing, Ramaphosa said the ANC had been involved in “intensive discussions” with its colleagues in the North West, members of the provincial […]

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