Confronting Corruption in SA – Why? How Much? How To?

[Daily Maverick] There is a great deal of low-hanging fruit available to our government if it chooses to “box smart” with the corrupt. Clawing back the proceeds of corrupt activities is a good start. The Assets Forfeiture Unit of the National Prosecuti…

[Daily Maverick] There is a great deal of low-hanging fruit available to our government if it chooses to "box smart" with the corrupt. Clawing back the proceeds of corrupt activities is a good start. The Assets Forfeiture Unit of the National Prosecuting Authority is well equipped to do so in the context of criminal investigations. And the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Practices Act has adequate teeth and can be used to supplement the common law on fraud, theft and corruption.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Cricket – No Time for Cape Cobras to Relax

[News24Wire] Competing with every delivery, starting well with the ball and finishing strongly with the bat were the most significant advances the Cape Cobras made in the crunch RAM SLAM T20 Challenge matches over the weekend, says coach Ashwell Prince .

[News24Wire] Competing with every delivery, starting well with the ball and finishing strongly with the bat were the most significant advances the Cape Cobras made in the crunch RAM SLAM T20 Challenge matches over the weekend, says coach Ashwell Prince .

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Parliament – Obfuscation & Fuzzy Talk – SARS’ Moyane Defends Makwakwa’s Return to Work and Bonus

[Daily Maverick] South African Revenue Service (SARS) Commissioner Tom Moyane maintains that Jonas Makwakwa, Chief Officer for Business and Individual Taxes, had every right to be back at work. And that remained the line the tax boss held tight as he r…

[Daily Maverick] South African Revenue Service (SARS) Commissioner Tom Moyane maintains that Jonas Makwakwa, Chief Officer for Business and Individual Taxes, had every right to be back at work. And that remained the line the tax boss held tight as he received a sharp tongue lashing in Parliament's finance committee for his management of the public controversy over Makwakwa's series of ATM cash deposits totalling R1.7-million, flagged by the money laundering watchdog, the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC). It was a techni

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Here’s What Consumers Need to Understand About Changing Electricity Tariffs

[Observer] The Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) will in December 2017 approve the end-user (retail) base tariffs to be charged to different categories of consumers of electrical energy distributed by Umeme Limited, in the year 2018.

[Observer] The Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) will in December 2017 approve the end-user (retail) base tariffs to be charged to different categories of consumers of electrical energy distributed by Umeme Limited, in the year 2018.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Mnangagwa to Trim Cabinet and Clamp Down On Corruption, Lazy Bureaucrats

[Daily Maverick] Zimbabwe’s interim President Emmerson Mnangagwa is set to abolish several government ministries which performed duplicated roles, but has promised skilled civil servants that they will not be fired. By MAYNARD MANYOWA.

[Daily Maverick] Zimbabwe's interim President Emmerson Mnangagwa is set to abolish several government ministries which performed duplicated roles, but has promised skilled civil servants that they will not be fired. By MAYNARD MANYOWA.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Reserve Bank Accuses Public Protector of Dishonesty – Pity Her Lawyers

[Daily Maverick] The manner in which Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, has responded in legal papers to the judicial review of her report on the “lifeboat” granted by the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) to Bankorp in the late 1980s and early 1990…

[Daily Maverick] The manner in which Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, has responded in legal papers to the judicial review of her report on the "lifeboat" granted by the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) to Bankorp in the late 1980s and early 1990s raises serious questions about her abilities as a lawyer as well as her honesty. The SARB, among others, is so disturbed by her conduct that it is asking the court to make a declaratory order that she had abused her office.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

SA’s Government Should Stop Grouping Women and Children Together

[Daily Maverick] South Africa is currently observing what government terms the “16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children”. It’s a worldwide campaign, but that’s not what it’s called elsewhere. The United Nations – which launched t…

[Daily Maverick] South Africa is currently observing what government terms the "16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children". It's a worldwide campaign, but that's not what it's called elsewhere. The United Nations - which launched the campaign more than 25 years ago - refers to the period as the "16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence". Semantics? Not really: it's also evidence of the South African government's ongoing insistence on lumping women and children into the same group.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

By-Elections – SACP Goes It Alone in Metsimaholo As Party and Alliance’s Future Contested

[Daily Maverick] The SACP will on Wednesday contest elections independently for the first time, a sign of a broken alliance. The results could signal where our politics are headed. By GREG NICOLSON.

[Daily Maverick] The SACP will on Wednesday contest elections independently for the first time, a sign of a broken alliance. The results could signal where our politics are headed. By GREG NICOLSON.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa