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Activist Mark Heywood joins Roger Jardine to form new political platform

Eye Witness News 07 Dec 2023
... said this was an opportunity to get South Africa out of the hole it's in and to restore a vision of equality, dignity, human rights and anti-corruption.

Patrick Lawrence: Gaza Divides the World, Again

Scheerpost 07 Dec 2023
After recalling its ambassador in early November, Pretoria has since referred Israel to the ICC for an investigation into what it, South Africa, considers war crimes and genocide in Gaza ... But South Africa’s admirably unambivalent position is up there with Venezuela’s, I would say.

Local whistleblowers among global recipients of bravery awards

Mail Guardian South Africa 06 Dec 2023
Mzukisi Makatse, a former grant officer at South Africa’s lottery commission, was honoured for questioning a suspicious-looking grant, a move that led to his firing ... South Africa struggled to improve its ranking in the Transparency International corruption perception index, slipping one place in the 2022 report released in January.

Crooked accountant sentenced to 135 years for R11 million Covid-19 relief fund fraud

Independent online (SA) 06 Dec 2023
Lieutenant General Godfrey Lebeya, the National Head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI), highlighted Gumede’s cases during a briefing on Tuesday where he revealed the extensive achievements of the Fusion Centre in its crusade against corruption and financial crime in South Africa.

This AI-Powered Collar Could Save Black Rhinos From Poaching

The Daily Beast 04 Dec 2023
At Thanda Safari, a nature reserve in the KwaZulu-Natal province (KZN) of South Africa, a conservation team stands over the motionless body of a female black rhinoceros ... South Africa has also grappled with ineffective or corrupt law enforcement, leaving reserves largely on their own to deal with poachers.

ACRE hires Heidi Saliba and Elise Ormonde

Log Cabin Democrat 02 Dec 2023
... violations, working with Mavuto Kalulu and al-Bawwab to learn about perceptions of corruption in the U.S. and South Africa and examining the role of risk management in occupational licensing projects with a team that includes Thomas Snyder and UCA honors student Perla Zapata.

Egypt praised by Africa Centre of Excellence for anti-corruption commitment

Watani 27 Nov 2023
The Africa Regional Centre of Excellence (AFCOE) has praised delegates from Egypt for their attendance and valuable contribution to the Pan-African Counter-Corruption Assembly(PACCA) at its convention this November 2023 in South Africa.

Banking on the rule of law – Sim Tshabalala

Independent online (SA) 27 Nov 2023
In South Africa, rationality will prevail ... We exist to serve the economic development of South Africa and to help South Africans flourish ... Through our membership of the Banking Association and Business Unity South Africa, we are strong supporters of the government-business collaborations on energy, logistics and tackling crime and corruption.

‘Bankster’ culture of theft, graft

Independent online (SA) 26 Nov 2023
... Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) when used against South Africa ... In its last annual survey, Transparency International ranked South Africa 72nd least corrupt, or 108th most corrupt ... In 2020, India took over as the most corrupt, with China that year tied for second with South Africa.

Former Eskom boss Matshela Koko lays complaint with Public Protector over NPA, ABB R2.5 billion deal

Independent online (SA) 24 Nov 2023
ABB had agreed to pay an over R2.5 billion fine in punitive reparations to South Africa's Criminal Asset Recovery Account (Cara) ... However, in his written complaint, Koko said the ID decided not to criminally prosecute ABB South Africa, despite entering into the agreement in line with Section 64(e) of the Prevention of Organised Crime Act (POCA).

NPA warns against officials refusing to co-operate in corruption probes

Independent online (SA) 23 Nov 2023
De Kock was briefing Scopa on investigations into state capture and corruption cases at SOEs, including Eskom, the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) and provincial departments in the North West and Free State ... The nature of the criminal justice system in South Africa ...

Power struggle threatens just energy transition

Mail Guardian South Africa 21 Nov 2023
This, the minister has alleged, is part of a sinister scheme to undermine development in poor countries like South Africa ... In this narrative, a fossil fuel-guzzling Eskom — which is at the centre of South Africa’s minerals-energy complex — has been cast as dirty, corrupt, resistant to change and, perhaps worst of all, bad for the economy.

ICC moves men's U19 World Cup from Sri Lanka to South Africa after SLC's suspension

Hindustan Times 21 Nov 2023
The ICC Board on Tuesday shifted the next year's men's Under-19 World Cup from Sri Lanka to South Africa, 11 days after the world governing body provisionally suspended the cricket body in the island nation due to government interference ... "The U19 World Cup has been shifted to South Africa from Sri Lanka due to SLC's suspension.

South Africa’s long road to energy independence

New Statesman 21 Nov 2023
South Africa’s problem of “load-shedding” – where the amount of power to the grid cannot meet demand – has plagued the country since 2007, when energy reserves ran out (the government warned as early as 1998 that the sector was in trouble) ... The decades of poor maintenance and investment in South Africa’s power stations and infrastructure are biting.

Corruption stunting the deepening of democracy, development

Independent online (SA) 18 Nov 2023
South Africa (with a score of 43), has over the years, seen several cases of corruption coming to the fore and although the country fares better than other African countries there is still cause for concern ... South Africa’s constitution stresses the importance of social justice, ...

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