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Ex-President Jacob Zuma’s trial postponed until October in South Africa

The Spokesman-Review 23 Sep 2021
The 79-year-old Zuma, who was president of South Africa from 2009-18, faces charges of corruption, racketeering, money laundering, tax evasion and fraud relating to a multibillion-dollar arms deal the South African government signed with French company Thales in 1999.
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Corruption, dodgy Covid-19 procurement deals and sextortion at schools are on the rise: Corruption Watch

Independent online (SA) 22 Sep 2021
This, he said, suggested that efforts by the public and private sectors to seriously address the scourge of corruption in South Africa were “woefully inadequate” ... “The vulnerability of whistle-blowers in South Africa needs to be addressed as a matter of urgency, if there is to be ...
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Almost 2 000 South Africans step up to report corruption

Mail Guardian South Africa 22 Sep 2021
Police corruption dominates ... “This continues to be the story of corruption in South Africa, according to almost 2 000 brave whistleblowers ... Thanks for enjoying the Mail & Guardian, we’re proud of our 36 year history, throughout which we have delivered to readers the most important, unbiased stories in South Africa.
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Zuma's trial postponed until October in South Africa

San Francisco Chronicle 22 Sep 2021
The 79-year-old Zuma, who was president of South Africa from 2009-18, faces charges of corruption, racketeering, money laundering, tax evasion and fraud relating to a multibillion-dollar arms deal the South African government signed with French company Thales in 1999.
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Zuma’s trial postponed until October in South Africa

Wtop 22 Sep 2021
The 79-year-old Zuma, who was president of South Africa from 2009-18, faces charges of corruption, racketeering, money laundering, tax evasion and fraud relating to a multibillion-dollar arms deal the South African government signed with French company Thales in 1999.
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We’ve got a plan to fix SA, says Mashaba

Independent online (SA) 22 Sep 2021
Speaking at the party’s manifesto launch in Johannesburg today, Mashaba said his message to the people is that hope is not lost, they can fix South Africa ... “We've got a plan to fix South Africa that starts at home, with fixing our local governments,” he said. ... “The work to fix South Africa has began but we cannot do it alone.
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South Africa resumes Zuma’s protracted arms deal trial

Ghana Web 22 Sep 2021
South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma has failed to appear in court to respond to corruption charges over a $2.5bn arms deal ... refusing to answer questions in a corruption investigation. Zuma responded by saying that South Africa was becoming a “constitutional dictatorship”.
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South African graft informers face threats: watchdog

Urdu Point 22 Sep 2021
"Those brave enough to expose corruption continue to face threats to their lives from people acting with impunity, and the environment is even more hostile to whistleblowers," Corruption Watch said in a report exposing "continued rot" in South Africa.
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R1bn and counting: SA cops deal major blow to global drug cartels

Independent online (SA) 21 Sep 2021
The clampdown could point to new vigour in tackling the multibillion dollar illicit drug trade’s presence in South Africa ... De Kock said that because of the money involved in the drug trade, drug kingpins often bribed police officers, not just in South Africa but across the world.
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Local government elections present opportunity to place good people in councils, says Cyril Ramaphosa

Independent online (SA) 20 Sep 2021
However, in a veiled attack on those predicting the collapse of the ANC, Ramaphosa said South Africa would not go down, and the ANC would not collapse ... Ramaphosa said not many counties had the strength and boldness to go to the depth of their problems and reveal as much as South Africa did at its own judicial inquiry.
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Zuma slams 'dictatorship' South Africa after jail sentence upheld

Urdu Point 20 Sep 2021
Johannesburg, Sept 20 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 20th Sep, 2021 ) .Jacob Zuma on Monday said South Africa was becoming a "constitutional dictatorship" after the country's highest court upheld its decision to jail him for contempt ... "South Africa today is in the process of ...
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Trump says Biden's border crisis turning US into ‘cesspool of humanity’

Press TV 20 Sep 2021
Tens of thousands of people are coming from Haiti, and many now from countries in Africa, even more so now than South America. Nothing is done and the corrupt mainstream media is giving almost no attention to what will be perhaps the greatest crisis in the history of our country​,” Trump noted in a statement.
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DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to visit Rio Grande crossing where 15,000 Haitians have congregated - ...

The Daily Mail 20 Sep 2021
Most Haitians who have traveled to the border in recent weeks are thought to have already been living in South America after the 2010 earthquake ... 'Tens of thousands of people are coming from Haiti, and many now from countries in Africa, even more so now than South America,' he said.
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Covid-19: human rights go hand-in-hand with saving lives

Independent online (SA) 19 Sep 2021
Abdool Karim, the director of the Centre for the Aids Programme of Research in South Africa (Caprisa), also spoke out against corruption involving personal protective equipment (PPEs) and how the epidemic created an opportunity for fraudulent activities and its negative impact on healthcare services.
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