Phillip De Wet

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The other Life Esidimeni scandal

A judgement highlights the Gauteng social development department’s illicit doings

ANN7 sacrificed to save MultiChoice ‘mistake-men’

MultiChoice was equally clear about the consequences of its 'mistake' — when ANN7’s contract ends in August, it will be dropped from DStv

​O’Sullivan, Hain pile pressure on UK ’state capture’ law firm

Under his nonprofit Forensics for Justice, O'Sullivan’s letter blames Hogan Lovells for the legal manoeuvres of three of its “sordid clients”

Sassa CEO says Dlamini’s guards prevented questions

The social development minister's bodyguards intervened to protect her from questions, former Sassa CEO Thokozani Magwaza testified.

Combative, evasive Dlamini steers herself towards disaster

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini this week sought a definition of “meeting” before she could confirm that she had one

Dlamini’s direct inquisition ends, but more in store

During questioning, Bathabile Dlamini contradicted herself, refused to admit simple facts, and failed to answer many crucial questions

Dlamini says ‘work streams’ appointed themselves

In 2015 Dlamini ordered the appointment of work streams, which have cost at least R50 million and have been found to be in breach of procurement rules

Bathabile Dlamini will not say why ‘trusted’ subordinates too kept her in the dark

As on Monday and Tuesday, Dlamini continued to insist on providing what she deemed important context, but seemed mostly to be irrelevant detail

Inquisitors bury evasive Bathabile Dlamini under a document avalanche

Under cross-examination the social development minister dodged questions about her 'work streams' and her role in the 2017 social grants crisis

State capture inquiry on hold as Zondo now waits on Zuma

Zondo – the allegations of state capture “go to the very foundations of our Constitutional democracy” and require a staff with a wide range of skills

Dlamini ‘meandos’ around inquiry questions, including her job description

"All the work that I do is important,” Dlamini told Geoff Budlender, advocate for civil society group Black Sash.

Bankers give Guptas extra time to keep records secret

Law stretched to protect Saxonwold family as wolves circle.

Press Releases

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

Security and Compliance Evolution in the Data Revolution

Organisations must adopt a risk-based approach to compliance and rely on technology to mitigate that risk and on people and process controls as well

Covid-19 vs Child Nutrition

Children are being impacted severely across the world because of things such as reduced immunisation as health services prioritise treating Covid-19 cases

MTN’s network innovation sees 5G launched at 100 sites countrywide

MTN South Africa has launched its widely accessible 5G network – the first of MTN’s 21 operations across Africa and the Middle East

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