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Basic web lessons for South Africa: Government hacks point to systematic security issues

Recent cyberattacks at the department of justice and the space agency highlight the extent of our naïveté

Council wants Hawks, SIU probe into BAT’s Zimbabwe scandal

The cigarette maker has been accused of giving up to $500 000 in bribes and spying on competitors

Zondo may miss chief justice cut

The deputy chief justice is said to top Ramaphosa’s list but his position as head of the state capture commission is seen as too politically fraught

Government fails to act on officials implicated in R3bn SIU recommendations

Half of the 127 managers incriminated in gross procurement corruption have yet to be disciplined

Ramaphosa calls for public nominations for new chief justice

The president has named a panel of experts to help him draw up a shortlist of candidates in an unprecedented move that opens the appointment to consultation

Zondo asks court for state capture commission report deadline to be extended to December

The state capture commission report will not be ready by the end of September, and Zondo says he believes it will be in the public interest to grant an extension

South Africans in Afrobarometer survey think corruption is ‘worsening’

Most of the 1 600 participants in the study believe the government is doing an inefficient job in combating corruption, according to Afrobarometer

Hlophe asks high court to stay his impeachment and overrule JSC

The embattled Western Cape Judge President is also seeking to interdict the president from suspending him while he challenges the Judicial Service Commission’s gross misconduct finding

Marikana victims mull complaint against Judge Lamont after civil case recusal

Judge Colin Lamont withdrew from the case because of his shares in the mining company Sibanye

At least 20 000 beneficiaries could be affected by child maintenance IT system outage

Child maintenance advocacy group says parents have lost faith in the MojaPay system, which ‘is not fit for purpose’

The R15.3-million Limpopo ‘shack’ tender was earned fraudulently – SIU

The SIU is trying to recover R2.5-million from a housing tender as part of its investigation into corruption during the Covid-19 state of disaster

Blind SA headed to high court over the Copyright Act

The organisation argues that the Copyright Act is unconstitutional because it violates the human rights of blind people. The case will be heard on 21 September

Senior crime intelligence officers want R15mn from axed top cop Vearey

The arbitration hearing in which former cop Jeremy Vearey was challenging his dismissal concluded its proceedings on Monday 13 September

Justice ministry still to deliver justice in wrongful dismissal case

Senior officials who allegedly got a state worker wrongfully dismissed have remained in their jobs

Rural Limpopo women protest against Sefateng Chrome Mine

Women sleep outside in the cold to stop what they consider mineral theft by a mining company, with state collusion

eThekwini municipality forces high-profile auditor Morar to prove legality of R90m work

Court orders Morar Incorporated to hand over documents showing how R90-million contract was extended

Legal challenges loom against Zuma’s medical parole

The DA announces it will approach the high court, and the Helen Suzman Foundation has also threatened action
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