September 25, 2017

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ANC: judicial commission will scrutinise state capture claims

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The party says all allegations related to state capture will be scrutinised during a judicial commission appointed to investigate the information. The African National Congress (ANC) says all allegations related to state capture will be scrutinised during a judicial commission appointed to investigate the information that has emerged in recent weeks. The extent of the Gupta family’s dealings with state-owned enterprises have been laid bare, with fresh email leaks revealing how the family has been pocketing billions of rand through dubious transactions, including Malusi Gigaba’s apparent hand in fast tracking documents and a former Eskom chief executive’ s questionable conduct….

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Knives out for Eskom board

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The ANC’s national executive committee’s decision at the weekend that the reappointment should be rescinded hastened Molefe’s demise The decision of a committee of ministers to fire Brian Molefe as Eskom boss, just hours after he appeared in Parliament to explain one of the Gupta deals, has put the board of the utility in the firing line. Knives are out for the troubled power utility’s board, led by former SABC board chairperson Dr Ben Ngubane, with the governing ANC’s alliance partners leading calls for it to be dissolved. SACP spokesperson Alex Mashilo said the board must fall on their swords….

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Mangaung targets wasteful expenditure

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Tariffs up 6.3 percent Wage bill down 2.5 percent Over R500 million for indigent support Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality says it will intensify efforts to curb all wasteful expenditure and improve service delivery over the coming three years by ensuring improved revenue collection, better maintenance of assets and reprioritising underserviced areas. Presenting her 2017/18 budget before a full council sitting at the municipal chambers in Bloemfontein on Wednesday, executive mayor Olly Mlamleli said the city would make significant investments in infrastructure so that residents receive quality services and have improved living conditions. “Our approach to revenue enhancement involves reducing the salary…

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