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Committed to working together to prevent fraud in Southern Africa
Committed to working together to prevent fraud in Southern AfricaArticle

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, South Africa (ACFE SA) and the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) sign a new Memorandum of Understanding...

Issued by SAICA 1 day ago

Ghana's road traffic problems have deep and spreading roots
Ghana's road traffic problems have deep and spreading rootsArticle

The inability to curb road accidents in Ghana is tied to colonial and neocolonial legacies...

Festival Godwin Boateng 1 day ago

Health minister, Zweli Mkhize
Covid-19 highlights need to invest in health system resilienceArticle

The learnings from the Covid-19 global pandemic have highlighted the need to ensure that the long-term resilience of the health system to respond to future outbreaks...

1 day ago

President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers his State of the Nation address in parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, February 11, 2021. Esa Alexander/Pool via Reuter/File Photo
South Africa investors cheer Ramaphosa rival's suspensionArticle

Investors are celebrating the suspension of one of the main party rivals of South African President Cyril Ramaphosa as a sign that he is finally tightening his grip on the governing African National Congress (ANC)...

Alexander Winning 2 days ago

The separation of powers is critical for good governance. Yellow Dog Productions/The Image Bank
South Sudan's chief justice is overstepping his bounds: why it matters for the rule of lawArticle

South Sudan's chief justice, Chan Reec Madut, has been implicated in serious corruption allegations since independence. Some relate to the recruitment process within the judiciary...

Mark Deng 2 days ago

The proposed new state-owned bank - another bloodsucking SOE leech?
The proposed new state-owned bank - another bloodsucking SOE leech?Article

On 12 March 2021, the minister of communications and digital technologies published the proposed South African Postbank SOC LTD Amendment Bill...

3 days ago

A street money changer counts South African rands in Harare, Zimbabwe, file. Reuters/Philimon Bulawayo
South Africa's rand retreats from 16-month high against dollarArticle

The rand weakened in early trade on Tuesday, breaking back above 14.000 against the US dollar, in cautious trade ahead of local manufacturing data and US inflation figures...

Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo 11 May 2021

Kenya set to appoint first female chief justice at sensitive moment
Kenya set to appoint first female chief justice at sensitive momentArticle

Kenyan judge Martha Koome has defended dissidents and helped to write women's rights into the constitution - now she's on track to be the first female chief justice in a country where the role is particularly sensitive...

Duncan Miriri 11 May 2021

Herman de Kock, executive head of sales, Nedbank Business Banking
Key growth opportunities in a struggling South African economyArticle

It is over a year since Covid-19 made its formal entrance into the global economy, and with second and third waves taking root across the world, business owners are rightfully asking where growth will come from in 2021...

Herman de Kock 10 May 2021

Senior Eskom manager suspended, R12m bank account frozen
Senior Eskom manager suspended, R12m bank account frozenArticle

Eskom's senior coal procurement manager, Petrus Mazibuko, has been suspended on suspicion of corruption involving millions...

10 May 2021

New electronic driver's licence for SA
New electronic driver's licence for SAArticle

A new, more efficient driver's license card system is being developed and is expected to be rolled out in the middle of the 2021/2022 financial year...

10 May 2021

Sub-Saharan Africa's food security has turned out better than feared. But risks remain
Sub-Saharan Africa's food security has turned out better than feared. But risks remainArticle

Government support for farmers, higher rainfall and grain imports have helped sub-Saharan Africa stave off food insecurity, but the region isn't out of the woods yet...

Wandile Sihlobo 7 May 2021

SA can prevent payments fraud crippling businesses, local municipalities
SA can prevent payments fraud crippling businesses, local municipalitiesArticle

Technology can be a powerful tool against the fraud and corruption plunging South Africa's municipalities and businesses into financial crisis...

Ryan Mer 6 May 2021

As press freedom continues to struggle in Kenya, alternatives keep hope alive
As press freedom continues to struggle in Kenya, alternatives keep hope aliveArticle

As we mark World Press Freedom Day 2021, let us remember that 2020 was terrible for the press in many parts of the world...

Wambui Wamunyu 3 May 2021

An Oscar for My Octopus Teacher is a boost for South African film. But ...
An Oscar for My Octopus Teacher is a boost for South African film. But ...Article

The Best Documentary Feature gong for My Octopus Teacher at this year's Academy Awards has been seen by many critics as the type of underdog story Oscar loves. The film, directed by Pippa Erlich and James Reed, was - like the other South African-themed documentary to wow the Oscars, Searching for Sugarman - the feel-good choice.

Liani Maasdorp and Ian-Malcolm Rijsdijk 30 Apr 2021

Why renewable energy won't end energy poverty in Zimbabwe
Why renewable energy won't end energy poverty in ZimbabweArticle

Zimbabwe is one of the African countries that hopes renewable energy technologies will help to address their energy problems...

Ellen Fungisai Chipango 30 Apr 2021

Innovating Justice Challenge: Last call for startups to win R174k in funding
Innovating Justice Challenge: Last call for startups to win R174k in fundingArticle

Justice startups looking for an opportunity to take their business to new heights have until 30 April 2021 to enter the Innovating Justice Challenge...

28 Apr 2021

Kusile Power Station
Lomas arrested in Eskom corruption caseArticle

Former Eskom contractor, Michael Lomas, was arrested by the United Kingdom authorities on 15 April in connection with R745m Kusile power station corruption case...

26 Apr 2021

Protect your business by protecting your whistle-blowers
Protect your business by protecting your whistle-blowersArticle

It is the professional duty of business leaders to protect whistle-blowers. The C-suite of any organisation ultimately has a responsibility to make sure they protect the company's bottom line...

Zaakir Mohamed 21 Apr 2021

UKZN Centre for Creative Arts, Netherlands Embassy to present inaugural Artfluence Human Rights Arts Fest
UKZN Centre for Creative Arts, Netherlands Embassy to present inaugural Artfluence Human Rights Arts FestArticle

In partnership with the Embassy of the Netherlands, the University of Kwazulu-Natal's (UKZN) Centre for Creative Arts will present the inaugural Artfluence Human Rights Arts Festival from Wednesday, 5 May to Saturday, 8 May 2021. The festival will be held online and focus on arts, constitution and democracy.

15 Apr 2021

The community of Xolobeni village, in the Eastern Cape, succeesfully challenged the mining of their land in the High Court in 2018. Rogan Ward © Sunday Times.
Law protecting interests of South African communities in mining deals falls shortArticle

The impact of mining operations on rural communities is a contentious issue in South Africa. There is also concern about the manner in which communities are consulted about mining on their land...

14 Apr 2021

Fixing SA's tax challenges the Al Capone way
Fixing SA's tax challenges the Al Capone wayArticle

Judge Dennis Davis believes that an Al Capone strategy should be applied to nab those who are not paying their fair share of tax...

13 Apr 2021

Why companies should encourage and not victimise whistle-blowers
Why companies should encourage and not victimise whistle-blowersArticle

Companies should be actively encouraging employees to blow the whistle on corporate issues, ethics or concerning behaviour, without fear of risk or harassment, because an effective whistle-blowing programme is of immense value to the business...

13 Apr 2021

Minister engages farmers on evictions
Minister engages farmers on evictionsArticle

Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Thoko Didiza, together with the Mpumalanga MEC of Agriculture, Rural Development, Land and Environmental Affairs, Mandla Msibi has met with farmers and farmer organisations to discuss farm lease agreements, among other issues...

12 Apr 2021

SIU welcomes prosecution of Umthatha State Attorney official, lawyer
SIU welcomes prosecution of Umthatha State Attorney official, lawyerArticle

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has welcomed the prosecution of the former acting Head of the Office of the State Attorney in Mthatha and an Eastern Cape-based lawyer on fraud charges amounting to R331,000.

12 Apr 2021

Expropriation debate must not sap energy from agricultural master plan
Expropriation debate must not sap energy from agricultural master planArticle

"The debate over amending section 25 has gone beyond the realm of agriculture as various other stakeholders have engaged with parliament."

Wandile Sihlobo 9 Apr 2021

#PulpNonFiction: The lessons we never learn
#PulpNonFiction: The lessons we never learnArticle

This week, Bronwyn Williams has been reading a version of Aesop's Fables written for adults and her favourite of these is the one about the frog king...

Bronwyn Williams 9 Apr 2021

South Africa's higher education funding system can be more realistic without betraying ideals
South Africa's higher education funding system can be more realistic without betraying idealsArticle

Ongoing student protests in South Africa have once again highlighted various problems with higher education funding. They boil down to challenges of affordability and sustainability...

Gerald Wangenge-Ouma 7 Apr 2021

Dr Tumi appears in court for fraud
Dr Tumi appears in court for fraudArticle

Gospel artist and medical doctor, Dr Tumi Makweya and his wife have been released on bail after being arrested for allegedly defrauding the National Lotteries Board (NLB)...

Onalenna Mhlongo 7 Apr 2021

The duty to report suspected fraud and the consequences thereof
The duty to report suspected fraud and the consequences thereofArticle

The Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act places a duty on defined persons in a position of authority to report certain offences over R100,000...

Corné Lewis 6 Apr 2021

Primedia beats Prasa in decade-long court case
Primedia beats Prasa in decade-long court caseArticle

There finally appears to be justice in a case that was repeatedly delayed by Prasa and the Umjanji Consortium...

James Stent 1 Apr 2021

#BudgetSpeech2021: Converting hope to opportunity
#BudgetSpeech2021: Converting hope to opportunityArticle

It was, therefore, unfortunate that the minister of finance, Tito Mboweni, would premise his recent Budget Speech 2021 with 'hope' and, days later, South Africa was hit with a spate of power failures...

Dr Rudi Kimmie and Achmat Kazie, Issued by TSIBA 30 Mar 2021

HiiL Innovating Justice Challenge calls on startups with social impact
HiiL Innovating Justice Challenge calls on startups with social impactArticle

The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL) is calling on all game-changing justice startups that want to grow their social impact and business...

29 Mar 2021

Restorative justice lies at the heart of how we ought to think about water management
Restorative justice lies at the heart of how we ought to think about water managementArticle

World Water Week, which took place between 15 and 22 March 2021, provides an opportunity to rethink where we are as a nation. It provides an opportunity to re-evaluate our journey...

Professor Anthony Turton 26 Mar 2021

SARB has missed the mark, interest rate stimulus vital for economy
SARB has missed the mark, interest rate stimulus vital for economyArticle

The Reserve Bank has completely missed the mark with their decision to retain the repo rate at 3.5% (home loan base rate at 7%)...

Samuel Seeff 26 Mar 2021

New tool released to fight corruption
New tool released to fight corruptionArticle

Corruption Watch (CW) selected Bluegrass Digital, an innovative software engineering company, to develop the new Veza platform...

Issued by Bluegrass Digital 25 Mar 2021

Magda Wierzycka
Magda Wierzycka to step down as Sygnia CEOArticle

Outspoken founder of Sygnia, Magda Wierzyka, will be handing over the reins of the multi-billion rand investment house to joint chief executive officer (CEO), David Hufton on 1 June 2021...

25 Mar 2021

Attorney arrested in SAPS branding case
Attorney arrested in SAPS branding caseArticle

Pretoria-based attorney, Reshay Ramsamy Naidoo, has been released on bail for his alleged role in the multi-million rand SAPS branding corruption case...

25 Mar 2021

Karpowership vessel, Kaya Bey
RMIPPPP floating power stations raise questions on carbon emissionsArticle

Questions have been raised around governments' reasoning to include three Karpowership floating power plants to provide part of the 2,000MW tendered under the RMIPPPP....

24 Mar 2021

Civil society needs to be included in rebuilding SA
Civil society needs to be included in rebuilding SAArticle

A year on after the Covid-19 pandemic reached South African shores, we have yet to see the full impact of lockdown on South Africans, especially on young people whose lives have were largely paused...

Siphelele Chirwa 24 Mar 2021

Price of fuel set for massive increase in April
Price of fuel set for massive increase in AprilArticle

A fuel forecast for April 2021 shows significant increases looming which will have a severe impact on consumers...

Gero Lilleike 16 Mar 2021

Zero tolerance for bad budgeting in public sector
Zero tolerance for bad budgeting in public sectorArticle

The Budget Speech delivered by the Minister of Finance recently cast some light on what developments we can expect on the public procurement front in SA...

Busisiwe Nhlapo, Candice Grieve and Alaika Alli 11 Mar 2021

Combatting corruption: Are lifestyle audits part of the answer?
Combatting corruption: Are lifestyle audits part of the answer?Article

Transparency, specifically in relation to uncovering beneficial ownership, is an essential factor in combatting corruption...

Issued by North-West University (NWU) 11 Mar 2021

Chris Hattingh, deputy director, Free Market Foundation
"Power to the people" means economic freedom, not state paternalismArticle

Writing in the 7 March 2021 edition of the Sunday Times, public enterprises minister, Pravin Gordhan indicated that he believes well-run state-owned enterprises (SOEs) are important...

Chris Hattingh 10 Mar 2021

Professor Wiseman Nkuhlu
The social role of the auditing professionArticle

Over the past 20 years, the auditing profession has come under increased public criticism. In the case of South Africa, censure and condemnation of the profession has been very fierce over the last five years....

Wiseman Nkuhlu 10 Mar 2021

Children are eating too much poor nutrient quality food and too little of good nutrient quality food. Shutterstock
South Africa needs to change direction on maternal health to solve child malnutritionArticle

When we think about nurturing healthy children, we need to adopt a life course approach to maternal nutrition. In other words, a women's health for the benefit of herself and her child must be prioritised early in life...

Chantell Witten & Shane Norris 9 Mar 2021

NPA dealing with Steinhoff matter without fear or favour
NPA dealing with Steinhoff matter without fear or favourArticle

Justice Minister Ronald Lamola says the National Prosecuting Authority is prioritising the Steinhoff matter and that it is dealing with it without fear, prejudice or favour...

5 Mar 2021

Minerals and energy Gwede Mantashe
DMRE promises to address licence backlogArticle

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) indicated that 235 mining rights; 2,485 prospecting rights; 1,644 mining permits; 238 Section 11 change of ownership transfers; and 724 licence renewals are currently backlogged...

5 Mar 2021

There’s much that President Cyril Ramaphosa’s government has yet to explain to South Africans about the Covid-19 vaccine procurement. Getty Images
What South Africans should know, but don't, about government's Covid-19 vaccine procurementArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has again highlighted the challenges facing public procurement in South Africa...

Geo Quinot 3 Mar 2021

Activate youth panel frustrated by corruption stealing their future
Activate youth panel frustrated by corruption stealing their futureArticle

Activate! Change Drivers will be launching a campaign this year called #youthagainstcorruption to galvanise youth voices against the issue...

3 Mar 2021

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