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Zuma, Thales corruption trial looms after latest challenge dismissed

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On Friday 22 January the High Court in Pietermaritzburg dismissed, with costs, an application by French arms supplier Thales to challenge charges relating to South Africa's arms deal. Thales and former president Jacob Zuma face charges of corruption, racketeering and money laundering, but have been fighting tooth and nail to wriggle out of them.
On Friday 22 January the High Court in Pietermaritzburg dismissed, with costs, an application by French arms supplier Thales to challenge charges relating to South Africa's arms deal. Thales and former president Jacob Zuma face charges of corruption, racketeering and money laundering, but have been fighting tooth and nail to wriggle out of them.
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Corruption Watch has asked the National Treasury for clarification on the anti-corruption and oversight measures it intends to put in place for the purchase and rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine. The organisation does not want a repeat of the looting that horrified the country during the initial stages of lockdown. Read Treasury's detailed response here.
Corruption Watch has asked the National Treasury for clarification on the anti-corruption and oversight measures it intends to put in place for the purchase and rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine. The organisation does not want a repeat of the looting that horrified the country during the initial stages of lockdown. Read Treasury's detailed response here.
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Corruption Watch, like thousands of other organisations around the world, was affected by the ongoing lockdown against Covid-19 – especially in the tough early stages. But that didn’t stop us! Here are some of the highlights of our 2020, all of which were achieved while working remotely.

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