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Steinhoff relies on legal ‘fig leaf’

Journalists’ court case challenges corporates that hide behind legal ‘professional’ privilege’

Survé set to testify at PIC inquiry

Survé is expected to testify after Kuben Naidoo, the deputy governor of the South Africa Reserve Bank

GEPF was ‘uncomfortable’ with PIC’s Indy Media investment

Concerns raised by GEPF on investment in Independent Media were overlooked by the PIC

How mystery changes to a R350m VBS loan cost the PIC millions

VBS is bankrupt and was liquidated in November, after being placed under curatorship by the South African Reserve Bank in March 2018

Fictitious and irregular deals key to Steinhoff heist

The summary of a PwC report sketches an outline of the conspiracy at the heart of efforts to inflate the retail group’s profits and assets

Edcon: Experts split on PIC lifeline

Should the giant be left to sink or should it be helped to stay afloat in South Africa’s retail storm

Warning: State pension woes to come

The GEPF is facing increasing heat over its performance and increasing costs

Suspension of PIC executive did not follow normal procedure, Mpati inquiry hears

The suspension of Fidelis Madavo, an executive at the PIC, was announced prior to him taking the stand at the Mpati commission

Not on to use pensions to bail out state

The suggestion in the ANC’s election manifesto on prescribed assets has drawn fire

Struggling investments sting PIC

The state pension fund is feeling the pain of its stakes in Steinhoff and Independent Media

Gungubele: PIC inquiry to go ahead

The departure of Dan Matjila will not hinder the commission of inquiry tasked with probing allegations of maladministration in the PIC

UDM calls on Ramaphosa to tackle ‘iceberg of corruption’ at PIC

The PIC is a state-owned company tasked with managing nearly R2-trillion in assets, more than 98% of which belongs to the government or its employees

PIC still limping from Steinhoff blow

Underwriting a loan between the retailer and its BEE partner has cost the asset manager R3.3-billion

Magda Wierzycka takes on JSE over ‘dubious’ listings

The Cape Town based executive wants the JSE to be held accountable for failing to protect investors’ interests

Who will call the PIC to account?

Its due diligence claims are being questioned after the exposure of several large dubious investments

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