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Sarah Smit

Sarah Smit

Sarah Smit is a general news for the Mail & Guardian. She covers topics relating to labour, corruption and the law.
    Eskom battles to claw back Trillians
    Eskom battles to claw back Trillians
    In the public mind, Eskom’s case against Trillian is about the consulting company’s Gupta links. But whether or not the links can be established, the lynchpin of the power utility’s high court application is the apparent absence of any contract justifying the millions it paid...
    The phrase ‘Gupta-linked’ has no content in law — Trillian counsel
    The phrase ‘Gupta-linked’ has no content in law — Trillian counsel
    Trillian’s Gupta links are not enough to make a case of corruption against the consulting firm, the high court in Pretoria heard on Tuesday.
    Trillian payments were illegal — Eskom counsel
    Trillian payments were illegal — Eskom counsel
    Gupta-linked Trillian billed Eskom directly for R600-million, despite the consulting company having no contractual agreement with the power...
    Jonas stands by his state capture testimony
    Jonas stands by his state capture testimony
    Former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas has defended his testimony before the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture.
    Moyane takes his fight with Gordhan to Zondo inquiry
    Moyane takes his fight with Gordhan to Zondo inquiry
    Tom Moyane wants the Zondo commission to relook at what has become the erstwhile tax commissioner’s professional albatross — the damning...
    Eskom wants its Trillian millions back
    Eskom wants its Trillian millions back
    Eskom’s fight to recover the millions it lost to Gupta-linked Trillian is to be heard in the high court next week. The power utility is seeking...
    Moyane’s cross-examination bid an attempt to review Nugent inquiry
    Moyane’s cross-examination bid an attempt to review Nugent inquiry
    Erstwhile South African Revenue Services (Sars) commissioner Tom Moyane will have to wait to hear whether or not he will be allowed to grill Public...
    Moyane bid to grill Gordhan to be heard at Zondo commission
    Moyane bid to grill Gordhan to be heard at Zondo commission
    The Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture continues on Wednesday, with an application by erstwhile South African Revenue Service (Sars)...
    Matshela Koko: ‘I am a victim’
    Matshela Koko: ‘I am a victim’
    Former Eskom chief executive Matshela Koko took to radio on Monday to once again deny allegations he used his position to aid the controversial...
    Eskom’s coal supply threatened by foiled Optimum deal, Zondo inquiry hears
    Eskom’s coal supply threatened by foiled Optimum deal, Zondo inquiry hears
    The decision taken by Eskom’s erstwhile chief executive Brian Molefe to give Optimum coal mine the cold shoulder in 2015 jeopardised the coal...
    Slice of life: ‘Most lovely night of my life’
    Slice of life: ‘Most lovely night of my life’
    I got booked for this show at a club in town. That was my first big performance. You know how it usually is: they book, like, different artists and...
    Tiso Blackstar strike could ‘severely disrupt’ Zondo commission
    Tiso Blackstar strike could ‘severely disrupt’ Zondo commission
    The Zondo commission has been warned that striking journalists at its venue — the Tiso Blackstar offices in Parktown, Johannesburg —...