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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...

2 days ago

R4.8m Covid-19 contract declared unlawful
R4.8m Covid-19 contract declared unlawfulArticle

A R4.8 million contract awarded by the OR Tambo District Municipality to Phathilizwi Training Institute to conduct a Covid-19 door-to-door campaign has been declared unlawful and invalid by the Special Tribunal...

30 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

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

Would you leave your children's inheritance in the hands of the government?
Would you leave your children's inheritance in the hands of the government?Article

Who would take on the parental mantle you leave behind and who would make sure that any inheritance you have accumulated for your children is actually received by them and managed properly to their benefit?...

Alex Simeonides, Issued by Capital Legacy 25 Mar 2021

Transnet, SIU launch application to set aside irregular contracts
Transnet, SIU launch application to set aside irregular contractsArticle

Transnet and the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) have launched an application at the High Court to review and set aside four contracts concluded by the parastatal in 2014...

10 Mar 2021

President Cyril Ramaphosa
#SONA2021: Ramaphosa outlines 4 key prioritiesArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa's 2021 State of the Nation Address (Sona) laid out the top four priorities for the future of the country...

12 Feb 2021

SABC lift replacement contract set aside
SABC lift replacement contract set asideArticle

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has welcomed a high court ruling setting aside an SABC lift replacement contract after finding it to be unlawful and invalid...

21 Dec 2020

SIU raids National Lottery Commission offices
SIU raids National Lottery Commission officesArticle

Special Investigating Unit investigators on Tuesday morning pounced on the National Lottery Commission (NLC) offices in Pretoria as it probes alleged maladministration at the agency...

8 Dec 2020

11 arrested in R124m dubious Mpumalanga land deal
11 arrested in R124m dubious Mpumalanga land dealArticle

A senior government official is among 11 suspects expected to appear in the Nelspruit Magistrate's Court in connection with dubious land deals amounting to almost R124-million...

27 Oct 2020

Eleven arrested in UIF Covid-19 benefit probe
Eleven arrested in UIF Covid-19 benefit probeArticle

Labour and Employment Minister, Thulas Nxesi, says 11 people have been arrested as the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) intensified its probe to nab those accused of benefiting from illegal UIF Covid-19 TERS payments...

21 Oct 2020

Commission hosts B-BBEE webinar
Commission hosts B-BBEE webinarArticle

Fronting - the misrepresentation of black economic empowerment status and the falsification of certificates - will come to the fore at the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Commission webinar today...

20 Oct 2020

Eskom head office
Eskom probe leads to four arrests, 5,000 face disciplinary proceedingsArticle

Members of Parliament have heard how R44.4m was channelled from Eskom's contractors, through sub-contracted companies, to four Eskom officials in a Special Investigating Unit (SIU) probe, which has led to four arrests...

15 Oct 2020

Social responsibility and political accountability: Two sides of the same coin
Social responsibility and political accountability: Two sides of the same coinArticle

Despite all this negativity that we constantly hear about, read about, see around us or experience daily, South Africans are strangely optimistic....

Andy Du Plessis 13 Oct 2020

Dr Bandile Masuku
Gauteng Health MEC sackedArticle

Gauteng Premier David Makhura has dismissed Health MEC, Dr Bandile Masuku, for his failure to execute his duties over the procurement of personal protective equipment (PPE) in the department...

9 Oct 2020

Investigations expose deep-rooted problems in SA healthcare
Investigations expose deep-rooted problems in SA healthcareArticle

The resignation of Professor Mkhululi Lukheli as the head of the Gauteng Department of Health, and revelations by Daily Maverick's investigations team, Scorpio, of billions of rands of unlicensed PPE procurement, have revealed several deep and serious problems in healthcare in the country....

6 Oct 2020

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Gauteng Health HoD suspendedArticle

Gauteng Premier, David Makhura, has placed the provincial Health Department head, Professor Mkhululi Lukhele, on immediate precautionary suspension for allegedly failing to exercise responsibility in the Covid-19 related procurement...

30 Sep 2020

UIF temporarily suspends payment of Covid-19 TERS relief fund
UIF temporarily suspends payment of Covid-19 TERS relief fundArticle

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF), working with the Department of Employment and Labour, has temporarily halted payments for the Covid-19 TERS relief benefits, until it addresses the system control concerns recently raised by the Auditor-General...

11 Sep 2020

UIF Commissioner suspended
UIF Commissioner suspendedArticle

The Minister of Employment and Labour, Thulas Nxesi, on Wednesday suspended the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) Commissioner Teboho Maruping...

2 Sep 2020

Adrian Pingstone via
South African Airways moves forward with restructuring plansArticle

The joint Business Rescue Practitioners of South African Airways has announced further initiatives to support the airline's transformation into a sustainable and profitable business.

7 Feb 2020

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15 Nov 2019

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Health Sector Anti-Corruption Forum launchedArticle

As a forerunner to the the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill, the Health Sector Anti-Corruption Forum has been set up prevent, detect and prosecute fraud and corruption in the sector...

2 Oct 2019

Justice and Constitutional Development Minister Ronald Lamola
R38m allocated towards establishing Investigative DirectorateArticle

The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development will allocate R38m towards establishing an investigative directorate, under the auspices of National Prosecuting Authority (NPA)...

17 Jul 2019

SIU, SABC consider reviewing contract ruling
SIU, SABC consider reviewing contract rulingArticle

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) and the SABC have made an application seeking an order reviewing and setting aside the decision to appoint Sekela Xabiso CA Incorporated as a service provider to the SABC...

5 Jun 2019

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How much does Eskom need to fail before mines are forced to close?Article

If the Eskom crisis isn't resolved soon, the national unemployment crisis will become even more dire because of impending mass retrenchment in the mining industry...

Katherine Brown 24 Apr 2019

Did the Health Professions Council trade cash for qualifications?
Did the Health Professions Council trade cash for qualifications?Article

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) is awaiting the president's go-ahead to investigate allegations that Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPSCA) employees may have taken bribes...

Roxy de Villiers 5 Apr 2019

Opening of new courts set to increase access to justice
Opening of new courts set to increase access to justiceArticle

Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha has proclaimed two new courts to service their respective communities with effect from 1 March 2019...

5 Mar 2019

Private healthcare loses more than R22bn a year to fraud, waste
Private healthcare loses more than R22bn a year to fraud, wasteArticle

Fraud, waste and abuse is costing the private healthcare system more than R22bn, and if you submit false claims, you could face more than just being terminated from your scheme...

Roxy de Villiers 1 Mar 2019

SIU investigations yield arrests for medico-legal fraud
SIU investigations yield arrests for medico-legal fraudArticle

A probe by the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has led to the arrest of a prominent attorney in Mthatha, Eastern Cape, relating to fraudulent medico-legal claims estimated to be over R100 million.

26 Feb 2019

Special Investigations Unit Tribunal appointed
Special Investigations Unit Tribunal appointedArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced the establishment of a Special Tribunal to swiftly recover monies and assets lost by state institutions through irregular and corrupt means...

25 Feb 2019

Accused in Bosasa matter appear in court
Accused in Bosasa matter appear in courtArticle

The former Correctional Services and Bosasa officials, arrested in relation to charges of corruption, money laundering and fraud, have appeared in the Pretoria Specialised Commercial Crimes Court...

7 Feb 2019

New law will give the Auditor-General the 'right to act', but will it be enough?
New law will give the Auditor-General the 'right to act', but will it be enough?Article

The Public Audit Amendment Bill will change the DNA of the Auditor-General and help curb poor financial management, but better public sector education is also key, said panellists at an event at the UCT Graduate School of Business...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 23 Nov 2018

Public Service Commission notes State Attorney probe
Public Service Commission notes State Attorney probeArticle

The PSC) says it has noted a proclamation for the Special Investigating Unit to investigate allegations of fraud and corruption in the Office of the State Attorney (OSA)...

16 Aug 2018

Nersa announces R32.69bn approval for Eskom RCA application
Nersa announces R32.69bn approval for Eskom RCA applicationArticle

The National Energy Regulator of SA (Nersa) announced a R32.69bn approval for Eskom's regulatory clearing account (RCA) applications.

15 Jun 2018

Gauteng Health MEC, Dr Gwen Ramokgopa
Gauteng Health taking lessons from Life EsidimeniArticle

Gauteng Health MEC Dr Gwen Ramokgopa said the department is taking lessons from the Life Esidimeni tragedy, which claimed the lives of over 130 mental health patients...

13 Jun 2018

Eastern Cape Health MEC, Helen August-Sauls
EC Health's plan to deal with medical lawsuitsArticle

The Eastern Cape is implementing a multi-pronged strategy to help tackle medico legal claims that have cost the province just over R1bn over the past few years...

13 Jun 2018

New anti-corruption forum to curb fraud in healthcare
New anti-corruption forum to curb fraud in healthcareArticle

The National Health Anti-Corruption Forum has been launched to curb fraud, waste and abuse in the healthcare sector...

7 Jun 2018

Health anti-corruption forum to curb fraud
Health anti-corruption forum to curb fraudArticle

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU), in collaboration with other law enforcement units, has launched the National Health Anti-Corruption Forum to curb fraud, waste and abuse in the sector...

7 Jun 2018

Nxesi on drive to root out corruption in property sector
Nxesi on drive to root out corruption in property sectorArticle

Public works minister Thulas Nxesi on Thursday, 31 May, called on property sector representatives and members of the public to work with government to expose corruption...

1 Jun 2018

President Ramaphosa authorises SIU investigations
President Ramaphosa authorises SIU investigationsArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed a raft of proclamations authorising the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) to investigate several matters at various levels of governance...

28 May 2018

How can private healthcare contribute to NHI?
How can private healthcare contribute to NHI?Article

The private healthcare sector needs to firm up its collaboration effort to the National Health Insurance (NHI) programme...

23 May 2018

Renaissance Project to bring laws in-line with Constitution
Renaissance Project to bring laws in-line with ConstitutionArticle

Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha says the department is spearheading a project that will help government bring laws in-line with the prescripts of the Constitution...

10 May 2018

Former Gauteng health MEC, Qedani Mahlangu. Photo: Oupa Nkosi
#LifeEsidimeni: In six weeks we'll know if Qedani Mahlangu will be prosecutedArticle

After being awarded damages, distraught families want more: the former Gauteng Health MEC must face criminal charges...

Mia Malan 26 Mar 2018

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'Hlaudi Motsoeneng must pay back R43m'Article

The DA is trying to tally up how much taxpayer cash has been spent on defending people who have since left their top jobs...

16 Mar 2018

Health ombud, Malegapuru Makgoba. Photo:
Health honcho does duckArticle

The suspended head of Gauteng Health, who said he would fall on his sword for his role in the Esidimeni tragedy, is now trying his best to avoid testifying at arbitration hearings into the deaths of at least 118 mentally ill patients.

Katharine Child 9 Nov 2017

SIU to probe Correctional Services, IDT
SIU to probe Correctional Services, IDTArticle

President Jacob Zuma has authorised the Special Investigating Unit to investigate procurement matters at the Department of Correctional Services and the Independent Development Trust...

14 Aug 2017

Aguma not completely off the hook
Aguma not completely off the hookArticle

Although the SABC has accepted former acting CEO James Aguma's resignation, he can still face a forensic investigation...

Neo Goba 20 Jul 2017

Government allowed to recover R1.125bn from Absa
Government allowed to recover R1.125bn from AbsaArticle

Government is allowed to recover R1.125 billion in misappropriated public funds from Absa Bank and its predecessor Bankorp...

20 Jun 2017

Public protector to probe death-trap taxis
Public protector to probe death-trap taxisArticle

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has teamed up with the Special Investigating Unit on an investigation into the illegal conversion of panel vans so that they can be sold as minibus taxis to unsuspecting taxi owners...

Sipho Mabena 19 Jun 2017

South Africa's water sector: a case study in state capture
South Africa's water sector: a case study in state captureArticle

A lot of what is being presented as radical economic transformation initiatives in South Africa is simply state capture by a corrupt elite...

Mike Muller 5 Dec 2016

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