Herman Mashaba has called for all corruption allegations, irrespective of the severity of the claims, to be thoroughly probed. The former Johannesburg mayor claims that the ANC has insulted South Africa citizens after the party cleared Mayor Geoff Makhubo of any illegal activity.
Beer-producing giants SAB and Heineken say they’re halting investment and expansion into South Africa. This comes as the alcohol ban takes its toll on liquor producers.
A Chinese advertisement for Cartier has reignited discussion about the country’s taboo around LGBTQ rights.
An amendment to the Ipid Act is on the cards, finally. The legislation governing the Independent Police Investigative Directorate is as flawed as the process to appoint the head of Ipid, because ultimately it comes down to the discretion of one person – the minister of police.
As the number of coronavirus cases increase in South Africa, there are growing concerns over widespread corruption involving funds meant to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Consol Glass says it has suspended construction of a new R1.5 billion glass manufacturing plant in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng indefinitely, due to the reduction of the demand for glass products driven by the Covid-19 pandemic and government’s actions to slow its spread.
SA lost more in tax revenue in the first three-and-half months of its fiscal year than it borrowed from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) combined.
More than R1 billion. That’s the cost of various commissions of inquiry in recent years, most of them investigating corruption.
This data from Worldometer lists the countries most affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The total number of cases and deaths registered country-wise is updated regularly.
Four of the five countries worst affected by Covid-19 are from the BRICS grouping – Brazil, Russia, India and South Africa – while China is where the pandemic started. As it turns out, the five share much more than just a vulnerability to disease.
The Minister of No Tourism, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane’s announcement today about changes to regulations within the tourism and hospitality sectors indicate that in reality, nothing had changed. The announcements made indicate that the Minister and her Department know nothing about the challenges currently faced by the tourism and hospitality sectors.
The Helen Suzman Foundation (HSF) is taking legal action against the government’s implementation of lockdown regulations, slamming the president and his chosen ministers for ‘an oversight of Parliament’. The group is pursuing the courts, with a specific focus on removing the ‘ultimate authority’ enjoyed by Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.
Head of Ezintsha at Wits University, Professor Francois Venter, says testing for Covid-19 is waste of time, money, and hospital resources.
What is more profitable than cocaine, heroin, marijuana or guns? Illegally trafficked cigarettes. For decades reputable tobacco companies have been complicit in cigarette smuggling. In a gripping Daily Maverick webinar, former SARS lawyer Telita Snyckers and Scorpio journalist Pauli van Wyk discussed the spies, lies and mega-profits of dirty tobacco.
New payroll data shows almost 21% fewer salary payments were made in South Africa in June, compared to the same month last year.
The Johannesburg suburb of Linden always offered residents and patrons a friendly welcome with its cozy restaurants, pavement cafes and boutiques.
In an interview on Wednesday, the deputy minister of tourism, Fish Mahlalela, said that foreign tourists may be allowed to travel to South Africa by the start of next year.