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The scandal spreads

This week, the M&G brings you -- in full -- the story we had to black out a fortnight ago after being gagged write Stefaans Brümmer and Sam Sole.

Senior Scorpion probed

A top Scorpions official, Jeffrey Ledwaba, one of three czars heading the elite police unit, is being investigated in connection with allegations of the plundering of hundreds of thousands of rands from the informers fund. Ledwaba was put on "special leave" last week on the instruction of the National Director of Public Prosecutions, Vusi Pikoli.

The ANC’s Oilgate

A M&G investigation into covert party funding has revealed how R11-million of public money was diverted to ANC coffers ahead of the 2004 elections.

ANC Youth League in dodgy new deal

Two companies with strong links to the African National Congress Youth League and the ANC in the Western Cape have emerged as beneficiaries of a disputed deal involving prime beachfront land. The City of Cape Town has sold the land to a hand-picked group of 17 empowerment companies, at least two of them either directly owned by the youth league or by major donors to the provincial ANC.

Steve Mabona’s dirty legacy

A new probe into the finances of the Mpumalanga Department of Public Works, Roads and Transport has found that the department is riddled with rot. Two probes last year -- one by the provincial auditor general and the other by the provincial treasury -- also uncovered numerous examples of mismanagement and wasteful expenditure.

M&G overcomes gag

This edition of the <i>Mail & Guardian</i> contains an article on the Steve Mabona saga which a judge barred us from publishing last week. This is after a new attempt to gag the newspaper failed on Thursday.

Oh dear, minister, you fibbed

New details have emerged of the cosy relationship between Walter Senoko, the businessman who paid Mpumalanga public works minister Steve Mabona R1-million, and the minister himself. These details also suggest Mabona was not truthful when he said a fortnight ago that he had been unaware of contracts that Senoko's company had with his department. <li><a class='standardtextsmall' href="">Mabona official and buddy face arrest</a>

The dirtiest politician in SA?

Mpumalanga's influential public works minister, Steve Mabona, privately received payments totalling R1-million from a company that had contracts with his department. The money, in two amounts of R500 000 each, flowed to Mabona within days of his department having transferred millions to the company for a contract that was subsequently probed. <li><a class='standardtextsmall' href="">A chequered career</a> <li><a class='standardtextsmall' href="">In his own words</a>

More terror for Lekota

Minister of Defence Mosiuoa Lekota, who faces a disciplinary inquiry by the African National Congress for failing to declare his business interests, is also facing a probe by the public protector. <li><a class='standardtextsmall' href="">DA calls for Lekota's resignation</a> <li><a class='standardtextsmall' href="">Lekota reported to Public Protector</a>

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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

Sassa disses disability grant applicants

Towards the end of level four of the lockdown, Sassa offices reopened for applications for old age pensions and childcare and foster care grants, but not for disability grants

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

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

Economic ramifications of Covid-19

There is an opportunity for business and government in collaboration to galvanise and work together, and present ourselves as a viable destination for investment

BCX empowers its finance staff with professional accounting qualifications

'For the finance function to go beyond the numbers we need to be professional and we cannot leave out the financial control experts'

Ensuring no prospective CA(SA) is left behind

Sizwe Nxasana talks about the macro-economic impact our country will suffer if the accountancy profession fails to transform its pipeline in the pandemic

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