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Former Bosasa executives’ court case postponed
5 July 2019, 11:21 AM

The case against former Bosasa executives and former Correctional Services officials has been postponed to October 24 in the Pretoria Specialised Commercial Crimes Court.

The group have been charged with fraud and corruption amounting to R1.6 billion following a 2009 report by the Special Investigating Unit into tender irregularities in the Department of Correctional Services involving Bosasa.

Former Bosasa COO Angelo Agrizzi, former Correctional Services CFO Patrick Gillingham and former Commissioner Linda Mti, and former Bosasa executives Andries van Tonder, Frans Voster and Carlos Bonifacio made a brief court appearance.

The matter was postponed for disclosure and to determine whether the three companies said to be implicated – Bosasa, Sondolo IT and Phezulu fencing – should be added to the charge sheet.

South African soldier celebrated as young UN peacekeeper in Africa
22 June 2019, 8:55 AM

South Africa’s Dimakatso Maila, a platoon commander stationed in the DRC, is being celebrated by Africa Renewal magazine as a young UN peacekeeper in Africa.

This comes as South Africa celebrates Youth Month.

Maila (31) comes from Marulaneng Ga-Mphahlele in Limpopo Province. She joined the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) in 2010.

She is part of a group of young African peacekeepers who are being honoured for their work on the continent by Africa Renewal.

Read the full story on Maila here

 

Two more former Ministers resign from Parliament
10 June 2019, 1:30 PM

The exodus of former ministers from Parliament is continuing. The latest two to tender their resignations are Jeff Radebe and Siyabonga Cwele.

This brings to five the number of former ministers who resigned as MPs after not being reappointed by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Last week Susan Shabangu, Thokozile Xasa and Nomaindia Mfeketo also resigned as MPs.

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Debt levels must remain sustainable not to undermine market confidence: Kganyago
2 June 2019, 12:49 PM

Debt is not a replacement for domestic revenue mobilisation, says South African Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago. He was delivering his opening address at the African Economic Research Consortium’s 50th bi-annual plenary underway in Cape Town.

The plenary brought together more than 200 researchers, academics, policy makers and economists to discuss the rising debt levels faced by African countries and the challenges such debt poses to the growth of countries on the continent.

Kganyago says, “Public debt has as an important role to play in financing development, particularly in smoothing government expenditure, however, it should be clear that debt is not a replacement for domestic revenue mobilisation.”

“Meanwhile debt levels have to remain sustainable so as not to undermine market confidence. To ensure that debt plays a meaningful role, it must be utilised for revenue generating activities that increase the productive capacity of the economy,” adds Kganyago.

3 children allegedly killed by their father laid to rest
2 June 2019, 12:31 PM

The three children, allegedly hanged by their father in Soshanguve on Tuesday, have been laid to rest at the Winterveld cemetery near Pretoria.

The funeral held in Soshanguve was a sombre occasion.

Speakers described the childrens’ deaths as a huge loss not only to their families but to the community as well.

The family was beside themselves with grief as the three tiny coffins were lowered into graves. They battled to hold back tears.

Family representative, Angeline Ngwenya, called on authorities and community leaders to create awareness on where adults can access help to deal with depression and life challenges.

Phakamonola primary school principal, Thomas Ngubeni, where the children were learners, says their deaths are a death to millions of dreams.

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