Issue 1371 - 24 March 2020

HEADLINES IN THIS ISSUE

  • Deloitte will repay R150 million to Eskom
  • Eskom manager claims Jan Oberholzer victimised him after his Zondo submission
  • Former top cop Phahlane fights Ipid case against him
  • BBC challenges Sipho Pityana’s hypocrisy
  • Bosasa lawyer dies a day after giving explosive evidence before secret liquidation inquiry
  • Roy Moodley was like Prasa's own Gupta, Zondo commission hears
  • Justice Dept. brings first fraud case stemming from coronavirus crisis
  • And more...

Deloitte will repay R150 million to Eskom

In October last year, Eskom started legal action against Deloitte Consulting to recover more than R207m in fees. It accused Deloitte of securing two tenders and other work “improperly”. Deloitte did consulting work for Eskom from April 2016 to September 2017. Fin 24 -20 March 2020 - Click here

Eskom manager claims Jan Oberholzer victimised him after his Zondo submission

Eskom has appointed an independent legal expert to investigate allegations that its chief operating officer Jan Oberholzer victimised a subordinate, who made a submission to the state-capture commission about wrongdoing at the utility. Fin 24- 20 March 2020 -Click here

Former top cop Phahlane fights Ipid case against him

The former acting national police commissioner and five other high-ranking SA Police Service (SAPS) officials face charges of fraud‚ forgery and uttering (a crime involving a person who knowingly sells, publishes or passes a forged or counterfeit document), which carry a minimum sentence of 15 years in prison, just like murder. City Press-23 March 2020 -Click here

BBC challenges Sipho Pityana’s hypocrisy

The Black Business Chamber (BBC) yesterday called on all South African businesses to do a comprehensive corporate clean-up in light of the report by the PIC Commission of Inquiry and what it termed the “disappointingly incorrect statement” made by Sipho Pityana, president of Business Unity South Africa (Busa) on Monday. Independent Online-20 March 2020-Click here

Bosasa lawyer dies a day after giving explosive evidence before secret liquidation inquiry

Danie Potgieter, who advised the Bosasa board on steps it took to place the group of companies under voluntary liquidation in February 2019, is understood to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Thursday. News 24 - 20 March 2020- Click here

Roy Moodley was like Prasa's own Gupta, Zondo commission hears

Moodley, the Durban-based businessman and associate of former president Jacob Zuma, allegedly told officials in the March 2017 meeting that he was "one of the top 15 decision makers in the country" and that he had influence over the appointment of executives in South Africa's SOEs. Fin24-12 March 2020-Click here

Justice Dept. brings first fraud case stemming from coronavirus crisis

The Justice Department this weekend brought its first case of alleged fraud stemming from the coronavirus crisis, convincing a federal judge in Texas to issue a restraining order Sunday to block a website that claimed to be distributing vaccines. The Washington Post- 22 March 2020 -Click here

Nigeria: Court Fixes May 7 for Judgment in Sanusi's Suit Against Kano Anti-Corruption Agency

A Federal High Court sitting in Kano on Monday fixed May 7 to deliver judgment in the suit filed by the deposed Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, seeking for an order restraining the Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption Commission (PCACC) from investigating him. All Africa- 23 March 2020 -Click here

Coronavirus: Employee relief scheme will help cushion the blow for businesses

President Cyril Ramaphosa has moved to calm fears about the economic impact of the pending national lockdown saying those whose livelihoods will be impacted by the lockdown will be assisted through a series of measures including the use of a temporary Employee Relief Scheme. Independent Online-23 March 2020 -Click here