Issue 1373 - 7 April 2020

HEADLINES IN THIS ISSUE

  • Investigation launched into 'irregular' R30m Gauteng IT contract
  • Mzimela’s appointment at Transnet is a classic example of ANC cadre deployment – DA
  • Lottery was warned in 2014 about fraud – and yet it continued
  • Five cops and two clerks arrested for fraud and corruption
  • Corruption-accused eThekwini municipal manager suspended
  • SMMEs outraged over solidarity funds
  • eSwatini prime minister in 'fraudulent' SA ID row
  • And more...

Investigation launched into 'irregular' R30m Gauteng IT contract

According to the report, Nkomo-Ralehoko requested permission from Communications and Digital Technologies Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams to deviate from normal procurement processes. News 24-6 April 2020 - Click here

Mzimela’s appointment at Transnet is a classic example of ANC cadre deployment – DA

DA’s MP Ghaleb Cachalia said in a statement on Thursday that the party was concerned with appointment just days after Mzimela’s resignation as acting chief executive office (CEO) of South African Express Airways was announced. The Citizen- 2 April 2020 -Click here

Lottery was warned in 2014 about fraud – and yet it continued

Over R289-million in dodgy applications is covered in the report, of which nearly R94-million had already been allocated. But thanks to the vigilance of the risks team, only R3-million of this was paid out, highlighting the value of the stringent due diligence procedures in place at the time. Daily Maverick -3 April 2020 -Click here

Five cops and two clerks arrested for fraud and corruption

“The arrests are part of a protracted investigation into fraudulent vehicle registration. Three other suspects were arrested in 2019 and their cases are already before courts,” police said. Times Live - 2 April 2020-Click here

Corruption-accused eThekwini municipal manager suspended

Nzuza handed himself in on March 10 and joined former eThekwini mayor, Zandile Gumede, as the 17th accused in an ongoing tender corruption case related to the awarding of work to contractors for a 2016 Durban Solid Waste tender. He faces charges of fraud, corruption and maladministration.Times Live- 6 April 2020 - Click here

SMMEs outraged over solidarity funds

Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) have accused the government of excluding them from the Covid-19-related business rescue funds in favour of politically-connected entrepreneurs. Independent online - 5 April 2020- Click here

eSwatini prime minister in 'fraudulent' SA ID row

eSwatini prime minister Ambrose Mandulo Dlamini is embroiled in a citizenship scandal after he allegedly used fraudulent and corrupt means to acquire a “bogus” South African identity document and passport. Independent Online- 4 April 2020 -Click here

South Sudan: Breaking Report - President's Daughter, Defense Ministry, and Governor Linked to Mining Sector Corruption in South Sudan

John Prendergast, Co-Founder of The Sentry, said: "Through close relatives and allied government officials, President Salva Kiir is linked to dozens of mining companies in South Sudan. The president's core network has used its control of the minerals sector to consolidate its grip on South Sudan's state revenues and natural resources. All Africa- 2 April 2020 -Click here

Could robots be deployed to front line in fighting the coronavirus?

"Already, we have seen robots being deployed for disinfection, delivering medications and food, measuring vital signs, and assisting border controls," the authors wrote. Health 24 -6 April 2020 -Click here