Parliament told of death threats and attacks on auditors working on municipalities

Auditor General Kimi Makwetu has briefed Parliament on death threats, intimidation and attacks on auditors at various municipalities across the country according to EWN. Makwetu told Parliament that one of the incidents that shocked him was when one of his employees was shot while in a guesthouse in Emfuleni Local Municipality in Gauteng last month. According … Continue reading Parliament told of death threats and attacks on auditors working on municipalities

EFF in racist parliament brawl

The Economic Freedom Fighters have continued to demonstrate their take on parliamentary behaviour by scuffling with opposition parties in parliament according to EWN. The whole fight started when the DA's John Steenhuisen heckled President Cyril Ramaphosa, and Ramaphosa klapped back by questioning the opposition party member's mental faculties. According to News24 Steenhuisen rose to object, … Continue reading EFF in racist parliament brawl

ANC MP presses charges against nephew over job scam

According to The Citizen, ANC MP and former Buffalo City Metro mayor Zukisa Faku is pressing charges after her nephew set up a fake Facebook account in her name in order to scam job-seekers. The 25-year-old had apparently charged job seekers between R1,500 and R6,000 to secure jobs at the Buffalo City Municipality. Faku claimed not to … Continue reading ANC MP presses charges against nephew over job scam

Gigaba implicated in Eskom woes, claims it is all a plot to keep him from becoming president

According to Business LIVE Malusi Gigaba and Lynne Brown have been implicated in a preliminary parliamentary report into the state capture at Eskom. The news website also reports that senior officials at McKinsey and KPMG were also named in the report, which stated that they should be probed as  “private sector mercenaries”. This is the latest in … Continue reading Gigaba implicated in Eskom woes, claims it is all a plot to keep him from becoming president

Why do corrupt politicians thrive against a hostile media? A look at the business pages

One of the more embarrassing moments in South African history was when Jacob Zuma became president of the country. Zuma had just faced a rape trial, and was previously fired by Thabo Mbeki for his role in the arms deal. Zuma's advisor, Schabir Shaik had been found in a court of law to have a … Continue reading Why do corrupt politicians thrive against a hostile media? A look at the business pages

ANC slams West Rand municipality over R77 million in VBS

The ANC has said that the West Rand municipality was already struggling when it invested R77 million in VBS mutual bank according to EWN. The municipality recently hit the news when it didn't pay its workers on time. The workers proceeded to take the municipality's officials hostage, until they were paid what they were owed. … Continue reading ANC slams West Rand municipality over R77 million in VBS

Motsoaledi says NHI not about votes – but rather solving inequality

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi told a University of Stellenbosch Business School event in Cape Town on Thursday that government isn't trying to chase votes with the National Health Insurance (NHI) according to Fin24. Motsoaledi said that 90% of South Africa's current healthcare system is designed for 'well-to-do' people and not the poor, but health needs don't … Continue reading Motsoaledi says NHI not about votes – but rather solving inequality

Zim pastor claims AIDS cure – Zim government says it is unregistered

Walter Magaya, a Zimbabwean 'prophet' claims to have found the cure to AIDS according to the website New Zimbabwe. According to the report, the cure is supposed to be a herb he called 'aguma'. He claims this herb has no side effects, and will cure AIDS within 14 days. He claims that he actually discovered … Continue reading Zim pastor claims AIDS cure – Zim government says it is unregistered