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Board 'vindicated' by PRASA court ruling – Popo Molefe

3rd July 2017 PRASA board chairperson Popo Molefe says the State-owned rail entity’s board feels vindicated by Monday’s High Court judgment to review and set aside the company’s controversial contract for new locomotives. Johannesburg High Court Judge J Francis on Monday ruled that PRASA’s R3.5-billion... 

Umgeni Water exec exits as anonymous 'whistleblower' retracts corruption claims

3rd July 2017 On the same day Umgeni Water chief executive Cyril Gamede, who had been suspended pending corruption allegations, left the utility, an anonymous letter exonerating him was sent to the board, its spokesperson said on Sunday. "A mutual agreement was reached between the outgoing board of Umgeni... 

DA, ANC duke it out over who's to blame for Western Cape drought

30th June 2017 Democratic Alliance (DA) and African National Congress (ANC) Members of Parliament (MPLs) took turns in blaming each other over the causes of the Western Cape drought. The Western Cape legislature debated the crippling effects of the current drought in the province on Thursday. The draught was... 

Explosive Trillian report hints at massive State capture

29th June 2017 Advocate Geoff Budlender's report into the investigation of Gupta-linked company Trillian Capital has revealed shocking instances of corruption. Outgoing Trillian chair Tokyo Sexwale discussed the report with reporters on Thursday afternoon, and called for the report to be included in a judicial... 

We have 'connected the dots' against Zuma – Outa

28th June 2017 President Jacob Zuma recently said he doesn't know why he should resign, nobody told him what he did wrong. The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) took it upon itself to tell him in a vast document that they will deliver to all Members of Parliament (MPs) before the vote of no confidence... 

Treasury paints bleak picture of water dept's finances

28th June 2017 There is a misalignment between how the department of water and sanitation plans its budget and how it spends it, MPs have heard. National Treasury presented before the portfolio committee on water and sanitation on Wednesday on the department's performance under the Public Finance Management Act. 

National taxi strike looming, warns Santaco KZN

28th June 2017 The SA National Taxi Council (Santaco) in KwaZulu-Natal has reiterated that members may stage a national taxi strike in July if a meeting with government representatives does not go in their favour. Santaco KZN spokesperson Mandla Mzelemu told News24 on Tuesday that the strike on July 12 will go... 

Acting Umgeni Water chief executive appointed

28th June 2017 General manager for operations at Umgeni Water, Msizi Cele, has been appointed as acting chief executive following the recent suspension of Msizi Gamede, who faces corruption allegations, the Water and Sanitation department said on Tuesday. Gamede, who has headed up Umgeni Water for nearly five... 

Knysna residents, clean-up crews warned not to touch hazardous asbestos

27th June 2017 Residents and crews cleaning up after the Knysna fire not touch or work with any asbestos they find because it is a health hazard, the Eden District Municipality said on Tuesday. A specialist registered with the Department of Labour started an assessment last Thursday of the about 650 structures... 

Zwane 'chased away' from Mpumalanga mining indaba

23rd June 2017 Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane had to be whisked away from an angry crowd closing in on him at a community meeting in Mpumalanga on Friday. "You cannot come to another man's yard and do as you please," shouted one man at Zwane as the meeting degenerated into people shouting and booing... 

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