SARS Wars – KPMG Report – the Firm, the Lawyers, the Auditor and the Blame Game

[Daily Maverick] While KPMG SA might have withdrawn the findings and conclusions of a controversial “forensic” report into an alleged covert unit in SARS as well as offered to reimburse the R23-million it was paid to do the work, the saga is far from r…

[Daily Maverick] While KPMG SA might have withdrawn the findings and conclusions of a controversial "forensic" report into an alleged covert unit in SARS as well as offered to reimburse the R23-million it was paid to do the work, the saga is far from resolved. Now the man at the centre of the storm, former KPMG auditor Johan van der Walt, has spoken out and announced that he stands by the factual findings and also that rigorous oversight was performed and documented at every stage, contrary to KPMG SA's claim. Van der Walt

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Kirr Pledges More Investment in Healthcare

[East African] Juba -South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has promised to scale up investment in health sector countrywide. President Kiir said an improved health sector would curb the number of mostly government officials and rich individuals seeking t…

[East African] Juba -South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has promised to scale up investment in health sector countrywide. President Kiir said an improved health sector would curb the number of mostly government officials and rich individuals seeking treatment abroad.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

What’s Next for Philippi East After Shooting Deaths?

[Daily Maverick] Following the mass killing of 11 people in Philippi East late last week, a public outcry has thrown a spotlight on the area. But beyond the usual questions of who did it, when and why, a deeper question remains. When violence has been …

[Daily Maverick] Following the mass killing of 11 people in Philippi East late last week, a public outcry has thrown a spotlight on the area. But beyond the usual questions of who did it, when and why, a deeper question remains. When violence has been sustained and severe, with vigilante killings on the rise, is it too little, too late? And who is really picking up the pieces? By MARELISE VAN DER MERWE.

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Redi Tlhabi’s ‘Khwezi’ – a Publishing Sensation With a Wider Message

[Daily Maverick] Broadcaster Redi Tlhabi’s book on President Jacob Zuma’s rape accuser, Fezekile Kuzwayo, continues to attract phenomenal levels of public interest. Following an unprecedented turnout at Tlhabi’s Johannesburg book launch last week, it w…

[Daily Maverick] Broadcaster Redi Tlhabi's book on President Jacob Zuma's rape accuser, Fezekile Kuzwayo, continues to attract phenomenal levels of public interest. Following an unprecedented turnout at Tlhabi's Johannesburg book launch last week, it was standing room only for the Cape Town leg of the book tour on Tuesday night. The event took place two days after President Jacob Zuma publicly expressed gratitude towards supporters during his rape trial, and again sought to underplay the seriousness of the charge. By REBEC

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Nelson Mandela University Student Raped, Another Stabbed

[News24Wire] A Nelson Mandela University (NMU) student was raped and another stabbed, allegedly because she didn’t have a cellphone on her, at the Second Avenue Campus on Monday evening.

[News24Wire] A Nelson Mandela University (NMU) student was raped and another stabbed, allegedly because she didn't have a cellphone on her, at the Second Avenue Campus on Monday evening.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Brazilian Football Legend Rivaldo Jets in

[The Herald] Brazilian football legend, Rivaldo, who starred for Spanish football giants Barcelona, was expected to arrive in the country late last night as preparations for the match between the Barca Legends and the Warriors gather momentum.

[The Herald] Brazilian football legend, Rivaldo, who starred for Spanish football giants Barcelona, was expected to arrive in the country late last night as preparations for the match between the Barca Legends and the Warriors gather momentum.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Grace Mugabe ‘Underwear Donation’ Journalist Arrested

[New Zimbabwe] A Mutare based journalist been arrested over a report claiming that First Lady Grace Mugabe donated used underwear to Zanu PF supporters in the eastern border city.

[New Zimbabwe] A Mutare based journalist been arrested over a report claiming that First Lady Grace Mugabe donated used underwear to Zanu PF supporters in the eastern border city.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Let’s Put Coca-Cola in Charge of Water

[Daily Maverick] South Africa is groaning under harsh water rationing measures. Government simply cannot supply as much water as we’d like to use, at home, in agriculture, or in factories. Perhaps it’s time to rethink why we rely on government at all.

[Daily Maverick] South Africa is groaning under harsh water rationing measures. Government simply cannot supply as much water as we'd like to use, at home, in agriculture, or in factories. Perhaps it's time to rethink why we rely on government at all.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa