HEADLINES IN THIS ISSUE
The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has granted a R400-million tender to a company under investigation by the Hawks for alleged payment irregularities involving an earlier R2-million Sassa contract.
The South African Medical Device Industry Association (Samed) launched a code of ethics to guide conduct in the medical devices industry.
Gupta family attorney Gert van der Merwe has been drawn into a R16 million fraud and corruption case involving a former provincial MEC and a businessman.
Almost 40% of South Africans are planning on “pulling a sickie” in June or July, according to a survey released by Pharma Dynamics on Monday. More than a whopping 51% rope in their partners and/or children to take a duvet day with them – 20% either didn’t have a partner or a child, which implied that if they did, they’d probably get them to bunk with them too.
Parliament’s standing committee on public accounts (Scopa) has expressed shock at learning that the majority of convicted civil servants received only a slap on the wrist in the form of fines and suspended sentences despite defrauding the state of millions of rands
A series of damning e-mails seen by the Sunday Times show that the Guptas run South Africa. The e-mails show the extent of Gupta control over cabinet ministers and parastatal CEOs and board members.
Public Service and Administration Minister Faith Muthambi will on Friday convene a meeting in Pretoria to revive the National Anti-Corruption Forum (NACF), which last held its executive committee meeting five years ago.
The Eskom board failed patently in its duties by reinstating Brian Molefe as CEO, former finance minister Trevor Manuel has argued.