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Donen’s done, but the Oil for Food saga may not be over

Political heavyweights Kgalema Motlanthe and Tokyo Sexwale may be in the clear -- but that doesn't mean no one did anything wrong in the Oilgate saga.

Donen Report leaves Oilgate players in the clear

The Donen report on allegations of illicit activities in the UN's Iraq oil for food programme has found that no South African law was broken.

The Oil for Food scandal so far

The release of the Donen report into the Oil for Food scandal may well reopen a Pandora's box of allegations about kickbacks and diplomatic favours traded for oil from Saddam Hussein's Iraq.

Tokyo, Kgalema fuming over Zuma’s oily move

Kgalema Motlanthe and Tokyo Sexwale are deeply unhappy about President Jacob Zuma's decision to release the Donen report into the Oilgate scandal.

Zuma’s questionable motives

Is it an ambush by scandal on the road to Mangaung or a wise capitulation in the face of a near-certain court defeat?

Free-for- all ahead of Mangaung 2012

In the countdown to the ANC's elective conference nothing can be taken at face value.

Oilgate report timing questioned ahead of Mangaung

The timing of President Zuma's release of the Oilgate report has raised eyebrows, as it is said to implicate his rivals for the ANC presidency.

Zuma to release Oilgate report in December

President Jacob Zuma will release the report on the involvement of South Africans in the Iraq oil-for-food programme in December.

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Locally built ventilators ready in two weeks as Covid cases rise

The companies making the non-invasive devices, which will create jobs and are cheaper than other types, include car and diving manufacturers

Demolition of hope in Hangberg

The City of Cape Town in June twice knocked down structures on land allocated for other purposes. The city says these were not evictions; residents ask why no police are available for rapes and murders

Corruption allegations: It’s a family affair at Dihlabeng municipality

The mayor, her relatives and their friends keep landing lucrative tenders and using state resources. Yet Lindiwe Makhalema has failed to declare the list of her relationships with people and companies benefiting from the municipality

Press Releases

Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

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

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