Author: TSHWARELO HUNTER MOGAKANE

Ramaphosa Finally Nominates Maya For Chief Justice

President Cyril Ramaphosa has finally nominated a woman to lead South Africa’s judiciary after failing…

SIU’s Lotteries Investigation Extends To Accounting Firms

The investigation by the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) into the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) has…

Iran Joins TV BRICS: Expanding the Voice of BRICS and Challenging Dominant Narratives

The recent inclusion of Iran’s Mehr Media Group in TV BRICS, a media network consisting…

Ramaphosa Announces May 29 As Pivotal 2024 Elections Date

It’s official! South African voters will be heading to the much-anticipated 2024 polls on May…

Former Eskom Bosses, Private Sector Using ‘Revolving Door, Insider Trading’ To Score Tenders 

  Several energy companies are recruiting former Eskom executives allegedly to gain an unfair competitive edge, benefit from insider trading, and position themselves for billions of tenders at the power utility.  According to insiders and industry sources, the growing trend raises questions about an alleged revolving door phenomenon involving former Eskom bosses, the power utility’s failure to enforce the government’s restraint of trade policy, and threatens the credibility of the state-owned company’s procurement processes.  Former Eskom Group CEO Brian Dames,…

Gauteng Health Department’s Dodgy R113m PPE Tender Set Aside

The Special Tribunal responsible for recouping state funds lost to corruption has reviewed and set aside a R113 million personal protective equipment (PPE) contract that the Gauteng Department of Health unlawfully awarded to a private company during the COVID-19 pandemic. South Africa’s anti-corruption watchdog, the Special Investigating Unit (SIU), took the matter to the tribunal after uncovering evidence that the department flouted procurement regulations when it allocated the funds to LNG Scientific (PTY) in April 2020. According to the SIU…

Ramaphosa Grants SIU Permission To Investigate Home Affairs, PRASA

President Cyril Ramaphosa has ramped up his efforts to combat corruption by granting the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) the authority to investigate significant claims of mismanagement and illegal activities at two important state entities, the Department of Home Affairs and the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA). Proclamation 154 of 2024 gives the SIU extensive authority to probe various suspected irregularities at Home Affairs, including dodgy visas, citizenship rights, and the firewalls scandal. SIU spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago said an…

R526M Medical Waste Tender: Buhle Seeks Interdict To Prevent Gauteng From ‘Ignoring’ Court Order

A leading medical waste company, which successfully challenged an unlawful Gauteng Department of Health tender valued at over R500 million, has urgently approached the Johannesburg High Court, seeking an interdict to prevent a recent court order from being suspended while awaiting an appeal. Last year, Buhle Waste (PTY) Ltd filed for an urgent interdict against the department, arguing that the decision to award an R526 million contract to Tshenolo Waste (Pty) Ltd and Phuting Medical Waste Management (PTY) Ltd should…

Prominent Figures Implicated In R1.4 Billion ‘Lotto Corruption’

Prominent South Africans could be in hot water after ongoing Special Investigating Unit (SIU) investigations into the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) revealed potential misappropriation of R1.4 billion in public funds through corrupt activities. The second phase of the SIU investigation was made before Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, bringing attention to important discoveries that are significant in South Africa’s ongoing battle against corruption. The report specifically focuses on individuals of high prominence who…

Ramaphosa’s Tintswalo Narrative Backfires

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) has been met with criticism from South African political parties and social media users, who have expressed their skepticism towards his portrayal of a prosperous country. On Thursday, February 8, 2024, Ramaphosa delivered his final SONA for the sixth parliament but delivered what detractors called an ANC re-election campaign. Using a metaphorical approach, Ramaphosa shared the fictional story of Tintswalo, who was born in 1994 and experienced the positive effects of…

‘Vindicated’ Ramaphosa Defends South Africa’s Genocide Case Against Israel 

South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has defended Pretoria’s genocide case against Israel, saying his countrymen would “not be passive bystanders and watch” when a crime against humanity is being perpetrated elsewhere in the world.  In a show of power and assertiveness on the global stage, Ramaphosa hailed the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling against Tel Aviv as a victory for international law and justice. He added that South Africa’s stance that Israel committed genocidal acts in Gaza had been…

ANC Suspends Zuma As MK Turns Into Major Headache

The ANC’s National Executive Committee (NEC) has suspended its former president, Jacob Zuma, amid a fallout over his decision to campaign for the newly formed political party, Umkhonto Wesizwe (MK). The MK has been steadily gaining popularity since its launch on December 16, 2023, where Zuma said he would not campaign or vote for “the ANC of [President Cyril] Ramaphosa”. The NEC announced its decision after its three-day ordinary meeting in Boksburg, Gauteng, over the weekend — a move which…

ICJ Orders Israel To Stop, Punish Genocide

In a landmark ruling with far-reaching implications for international law, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ordered Israel to stop genocide against Palestinians, punish soldiers who commit genocidal acts, and facilitate humanitarian aid in Gaza.  The court sitting in The Hague, Netherlands, ruled in South Africa’s favour on Friday, January 26, and ordered the Zionist state to preserve evidence of genocide and submit monthly progress reports on measures taken.   However, the highest court in the United Nations (UN) system…

Minister Blames ‘Killer Sundays’ For Majority of Festive Season Road Fatalities

The South African Transport Ministry has commended law enforcement officers for their dedicated efforts in reducing road fatalities during the 2023/24 festive season road safety campaign, as compared to the previous year. During the 2023/24 festive period, there were 1,184 fatal road accidents, showing a 2.3 percent decrease from the previous year’s 1,212 road fatalities in the 2022/23 season. Transport Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga expressed her sympathies for the lives lost during the season, highlighting the fact that these statistics represent…

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