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Load shedding blues for some communities

Betsie du Plooy Since lockdown started, the Govan Mbeki Municipality (GMM) started their own load shedding. From day one, Bethal and the townships of Embalenhle and Emzinoni had load shedding, at times for three or four hours per day, and other times for up to seven or eight hours. They created a so-called schedule, but Read more >

Hawks swoop on second Tshwane millions suspect

The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI), known more familiarly as the Hawks, said on Sunday, 03 May 2020 that its National Clean Audit Task Team has nabbed another suspect who was involved in the Tshwane metro multimillion corruption scandal. The 44-year-old man was arrested in Durban and charged with alleged fraud, money-laundering, and corruption, Read more >

Hefty fines for greedy companies

By Thato Mahlangu A company found guilty of inflating prices of masks and personal protection gear has agreed to pay millions in fines after the Competition Commission conducted an investigation into its activities, following complaints. The commission said on Wednesday it referred a matter to the Competition Tribunal after finding evidence of price inflation during Read more >

Lockdown life. Ja neh.

Soraya Ebrahim Kathrada I never ever expected something like this to happen to us ever. All I can say is I don’t want to leave the farm. My daughter lives on the same farm and my husband has six sons also living on the farm. I send anyone who tells me in advance they are Read more >

Efforts to end tax crime yield success

By Thato Mahlangu The South African Revenue Service (Sars) has been working hard to make sure that disobedient citizens are made to account for failure to comply with the law. Sars, through a statement, said on 28 February 2020 it had won a 10-year battle court against a “non-compliant taxpayer” after the constitutional court dismissed Read more >

SA properties firm a possible money laundering conduit

By Ray Mahlaka First published by Daily Maverick The Estate Agency Affairs Board has always been considered a bit toothless. So the sanctions Pam Golding Properties could face if found guilty of aiding money-laundering transactions are probably lightweight. But the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) might also get involved, and the penalties may be more severe. Read more >

BJC disappointed by Mboweni’s bleak budget

The 2020 budget proposals risk further harm to the economy by slashing funding for socio-economic development. The minister of finance, Tito Mboweni began his 2020 budget speech with a return to the analogy of the resilient aloe ferox that “survives and thrives when times are tough”. The Budget Justice Coalition (BJC) contends that while the Read more >