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Journalism makes blunders but still feeds democracy: An insider's viewArticle

Politics editor Thabo Leshilo asked the Anton Harber, the veteran South African journalist, editor and journalism professor at the University of the Witwatersrand to provide the highlights of his new book: For the Record: Behind the Headlines in an Era of State Capture...

Anton Harber 3 days ago

Home Affairs to oppose Masange's release
Home Affairs to oppose Masange's releaseArticle

Home Affairs Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi has welcomed the arrest of the Mpumalanga Human Settlements Head of Department, Keboni Masange, while also announcing that the department will oppose his release...

7 Sep 2020

Effective healthcare in SA faces new set of obstacles
Effective healthcare in SA faces new set of obstaclesArticle

Recent legal actions against practising medical professionals may deter new entrants and cause experienced practitioners to retire, which has dire consequences for effective healthcare delivery in SA...

Merlita Kennedy, Victoria Campos and Jared Ishmael 3 Aug 2020

Former Prasa employee ordered to pay damages for CV fraud
Former Prasa employee ordered to pay damages for CV fraudArticle

In a recent case, Passenger Rail Agency v Mr Daniel Mthimkhulu the High Court ordered a former executive employee to pay his old employer an amount of approximately R5.7 million in damages for misrepresenting his qualifications...

Dhevarsha Ramjettan, Shane Johnson, and Kgololego Pooe 10 Jan 2020

Judgment on employee suspension doesn't mean employers are in the clear
Judgment on employee suspension doesn't mean employers are in the clearArticle

Despite a recent Constitutional Court judgment easing the burden on employers when dealing with precautionary suspension, a legal expert warns that employers can still be found guilty of committing an unfair labour practice...

25 Mar 2019

Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn arrested over financial misconduct
Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn arrested over financial misconductArticle

NEWSWATCH: Nissan chairman and motoring industry legend, Carlos Ghosn, was arrested on Monday, 19 November 2018 for allegedly having pocketed some company cash...

Ilse van den Berg 20 Nov 2018

Zweli Mkhize, minister of cooperative governance and traditional affairs
Heads roll amid VBS municipal probeArticle

Several municipal officials have been suspended and in some instances, charged with fraud in relation to investments made in VBS Mutual Bank...

24 Oct 2018

TBWA Hunt Lascaris statement on sources used in 'Past and Present' campaign
TBWA Hunt Lascaris statement on sources used in 'Past and Present' campaignArticle

TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris confirms that it inadvertently took some of the sources believed to be trustworthy and used them in its recent award-winning "Past and Present" campaign...

Issued by TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris 29 Aug 2018

Barney Selebano, former head of department. Photo: Joyrene Kramer, Section 27
How many doctors and nurses will lose their licenses over #LifeEsidimeni?Article

Half of the top officials responsible for the Life Esidimeni tragedy still have not been reported to their professional associations, according to information from the South African Nursing Council (Sanc)...

Nelisiwe Msomi 7 Aug 2018

Ex-Ogilvy worldwide COO Tham Khai Meng |
Ogilvy fires global CCO Tham Khai MengArticle

#Newswatch: Ogilvy terminated worldwide CCO and co-chairman Tham Khai Meng's longtime employment (since 1999) with immediate effect today in response to employee complaints regarding his behaviour and a breach of the agency's values and code of conduct...

12 Jul 2018

When employee suspensions go wrong
When employee suspensions go wrongArticle

Employers need to think twice before they simply suspend an employee. If the suspension turns out to be unfair, the employer may need to fork out more money than bargained for...

7 May 2018

MaXhosa by Laduma takes Zara to task for alleged design knock-off
MaXhosa by Laduma takes Zara to task for alleged design knock-offArticle

Celebrated South African fashion designer Laduma Ngxokolo, creator of the MaXhosa by Laduma brand, is taking legal action against Spanish fashion retailer Zara over an alleged case of copyright infringement...

25 Apr 2018

KPMG under the cosh again over VBS Bank
KPMG under the cosh again over VBS BankArticle

Embattled audit firm KPMG South Africa has announced that two of its partners have resigned, rather than face disciplinary charges for failure to disclose their financial interests in VBS Mutual Bank...

16 Apr 2018

Why Israeli police raided Nairobi offices of construction firm
Why Israeli police raided Nairobi offices of construction firmArticle

Officials in an inquiry into allegations of bribery of top transport ministry officials by an Israeli construction firm to influence award of road tenders in Kenya have widened their search...

Brian Ngugi and James Kariuki 4 Apr 2018

SAP finds payments made to Gupta-linked entities, as well as mismanagement
SAP finds payments made to Gupta-linked entities, as well as mismanagementArticle

Global software company SAP's investigation into contracts with state-owned enterprises (SOEs) Transnet and Eskom has found that there were payments made to Gupta-related entities and that there were indications of mismanagement and irregularities...

Genevieve Quintal 8 Mar 2018

Bernard Agulhas, CEO of the IRBA
IRBA prioritises Steinhoff/Deloitte caseArticle

Despite constraints on the speed with which the IRBA can deal with complex investigations such as the Steinhoff/Deloitte matter, it will continue to prioritise high public interest cases such as this...

26 Feb 2018

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Manyi's ANN7 to lose its DStv spotArticle

MultiChoice had decided to axe the Gupta-linked ANN7 channel from its DStv platform, the payTV group said on Wednesday...

Nick Hedley 2 Feb 2018

German carmakers under fire for tests on humans, monkeys
German carmakers under fire for tests on humans, monkeysArticle

FRANKFURT, Germany - German carmakers came under fire this week following revelations they helped finance experiments that saw humans and monkeys exposed to diesel fumes...

31 Jan 2018

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McKinsey strongly denies corruption allegations concerning Eskom and Trillian point by pointArticle

Global consultancy McKinsey has strongly denied allegations that it was involved in corrupt efforts to milk Eskom of hundreds of millions of rand...

Linda Ensor 18 Jan 2018

Former Mbeki advisor appointed KPMG chairperson
Former Mbeki advisor appointed KPMG chairpersonArticle

KPMG South Africa announced the appointment of a new chairperson and independent director on Wednesday...

Nico Gous 17 Jan 2018

Eskom has a new board
Eskom has a new boardArticle

The tempestuous saga of the country's power utility may be entering calmer waters with the appointment of Eskom's new board...

11 Dec 2017

Minister of public enterprises, Lynne Brown. Photo: SA Breaking News
Eskom says pay back the moneyArticle

Eskom has asked McKinsey and Trillian Capital to pay back the money it says was unlawfully paid to them...

6 Oct 2017

Do employees have the right to resign to avoid disciplinary action?
Do employees have the right to resign to avoid disciplinary action?Article

The resignation of KPMG's CEO and other senior executive and board members, following suspected dubious dealings with the Gupta family and SARS, raises questions around employee and employer rights...

28 Sep 2017

Magda Wierzycka, CEO of Signia Asset Management. Photo: Invest SA
KPMG under scrutiny about Gupta involvement, as clients jump shipArticle

Iodsa has temporarily suspended all co-branded activities with KPMG, while a review of work done for the controversial Gupta family is conducted...

Genevieve Quintal 8 Sep 2017

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How quickly can total adspend be decreased?Article

Clue: Not very long.

Chris Brewer 31 Jul 2017

LafargeHolcim CEO to step down over Syria probe
LafargeHolcim CEO to step down over Syria probeArticle

French-Swiss cement maker LafargeHolcim said on Monday, 24 April, its chief executive Eric Olsen is stepping down following an internal investigation into the company's activities in Syria...

25 Apr 2017

Huge response to illegal advert
Huge response to illegal advertArticle

The Eastern Cape Department of Health has urged people not to apply for jobs that were advertised internally, saying that an employee had advertised vacancies that had not been approved...

Estelle Ellis 31 Mar 2017

Coal's Makhado site. Source: Coal of Africa
Coal of Africa exec fined, suspended for insider traderArticle

Coal of Africa's COO has been fined R350,000 for insider trading by the FSB) and was subsequently suspended by the company pending an internal investigation...

20 Mar 2017

Probe launched into Katlehong police shooting
Probe launched into Katlehong police shootingArticle

The South African Police Service (SAPS) has sanctioned investigations into officers who were on the scene during a fatal shooting of an officer in Katlehong in Gauteng...

17 Jan 2017

Paradise lost: Navigating in search of a national moral compass
Paradise lost: Navigating in search of a national moral compassArticle

It is imperative as a nation to realise that civic and values-based education is essential to sustain our country's future...

Ahmed Shaikh, Issued by Regent Business School 30 Nov 2016

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Audi tech chief leaves after reports link him to 'dieselgate'Article

Audi's head of technical development stepped down "with immediate effect" on Monday, the luxury carmaker announced...

28 Sep 2016

Acsa lays complaint against three employees
Acsa lays complaint against three employeesArticle

The Airports Company of SA (Acsa) has laid a criminal complaint against three former employees, as well as a businessman who allegedly bribed staff to win tenders at the Port Elizabeth Airport...

8 Jul 2016

Benefits of pre-fabricated timber roof trusses
Benefits of pre-fabricated timber roof trussesArticle

The Institute for Timber Construction (ITC-SA), the South African professional body and regulator of the engineered timber structure industry, offers insight into the benefits of pre-fabricated roof trusses...

8 Jul 2016

More major carmakers caught in headlights of VW engine-rigging scandal
More major carmakers caught in headlights of VW engine-rigging scandalArticle

Major names in the auto industry found themselves caught in headlights of a global engine-rigging scandal on Friday as Volkswagen totted up the costs it faces so far...

25 Apr 2016

SAA and Prasa both facing another bumpy ride this year
SAA and Prasa both facing another bumpy ride this yearArticle

State-owned transport companies South African Airways (SAA) and the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) have had a turbulent past year...

Andiswa Maqutu 8 Jan 2016

US sues VW for at least $20bn over emissions cheating
US sues VW for at least $20bn over emissions cheatingArticle

The US government sued Volkswagen Monday for installing equipment on nearly 600,000 diesel cars that intentionally subverted clean-air regulations...

5 Jan 2016

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Lewis to return R67m to customersArticle

Amid mounting pressure to root out bad credit practices, retailer Lewis Group says it will refund R67.1m to pensioners and self-employed customers for "mistakenly" selling them unemployment insurance...

Zeenat Moorad 28 Oct 2015

SAICB and Gauteng Province launch anti-fraud programme
SAICB and Gauteng Province launch anti-fraud programmeArticle

The Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport and the South African Insurance Crime Bureau have launched an intensive ten day training programme for government officials to tackle problems relating to fraud, corruption and vehicle-related crimes...

1 Oct 2015

Hawks head Dramat quits
Hawks head Dramat quitsArticle

The South African Police Service has been shaken by suspensions, resignations and the freezing of senior posts...

22 Apr 2015

SARS suspends rogue unit men after exposé
SARS suspends rogue unit men after exposéArticle

Two top South African Revenue Service officials have been suspended in the wake of a Sunday Times exposé that they were involved in a rogue unit...

Mzilikazi wa Afrika and Piet Rampedi 8 Dec 2014

Vodacom, your cell number, and those third parties
Vodacom, your cell number, and those third partiesArticle

Cellphone giant Vodacom has allegedly been secretly providing the numbers of local and international subscribers to third parties, including businesses and marketing companies.

30 Oct 2014

De Beers probe into data leak is near its end
De Beers probe into data leak is near its endArticle

De Beers Consolidated Mines (DBCM) is close to completing a probe into the leak of sensitive data about its pricing of rough diamonds and details of sales to South African clients, company CEO Philip Barton has said.

Allan Seccombe 11 Jul 2014

SAA investigating a body found in aircraft's wheel well
SAA investigating a body found in aircraft's wheel wellArticle

An investigation has been launched following the discovery of a body on board a South African Airways (SAA) aircraft in the United States.

17 Feb 2014

Provantage corrects facts around airport.tv contract
Provantage corrects facts around airport.tv contractArticle

The Star recently published a story stating incorrect information with regards to airport.tv and Provantage. The story titled, "Airport TV tender 'irregular and unfair'" by Angelique Serrao is malicious and factually incorrect.

Issued by Provantage Media Group 14 Nov 2013

Students stabbed during TUT electionsArticle

Three students were stabbed on the Tshwane University of Technology's (TUT) Polokwane campus this week, the institution said on Wednesday (21 August).

23 Aug 2013

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