35% of senior government officials not qualified for their jobs

The DA says it will write to the standing committee on public accounts (Scopa) to request an investigation into reports that nearly 35% of senior managers employed by national and provincial government departments do not have the required qualifications and credentials for the positions they occupy. The information was revealed by Minister of Public Service […]

Nearly 35% of SA’s senior government officials not qualified for their job

The DA intends writing to the standing committee on public accounts (Scopa) to urge an investigation regarding the fact that nearly 35% of senior managers employed by national and provincial departments do not have the required qualifications and credentials for the positions they occupy. The main culprits are the departments of Agriculture, Land Reform and […]

More disappointment for Marikana families as senior police officers acquitted

The Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa (Seri) has been left disappointed after the high court in the North West acquitted four senior officers last week over the Marikana massacre almost a decade ago. The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said they were still studying the judgment in order to make an informed decision. North West […]

UCT accused of enabling state capture by former senior lecturer, Prof Athol William

Former UCT employee, Professor Athol Williams, has accused the institution of launching a public attack on him after allegedly rejecting its cash offer. He said he believed the money was to make up for not being offered paid leave to complete a 700-page affidavit for the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture. On Monday, […]

Tshwane reinstates suspended senior manager accused of s.e.xual harassment

Tshwane acting city manager Mmaseabata Mutlaneng temporarily relaxed the suspension of a senior manager accused of s.e.xual harassment and allowed him to perform official duties. Early this year, council resolved to place the department head – who cannot be named due to the nature of the alleged offence – on three month’s suspension due to […]

Senior Zulu princess says only God knows who will succeed King Goodwill Zwelithini

As the Zulu nation waits in anticipation to know who will succeed the late King Goodwill Zwelithini, a senior princess has poured cold water on the matter. Princess Thembi Ndlovu (née Zulu) told mourners today, during the king’s memorial service at KwaKhethomthandayo royal palace in Nongoma, that only God knew the name of the king’s […]

Hawks arrest 4 former senior health officials

Four former senior Gauteng Department of Health officials will appear in court on fraud, corruption, and money laundering charges. It relates to IT tender fraud to the value of R1.2-billion. The Hawks arrested the four on Thursday morning for alleged tender irregularities. The investigation dates back to February 2007. It’s alleged the four were part […]

SAPS admin clerk arrested for allegedly trying to bribe senior official to promote her

A South African Police Service official has been arrested in Limpopo after allegedly attempting to bribe her way to a promotion. Mokwape Bettie Malatji, who is stationed at the Ritavi police station in Limpopo, was served with a notice of suspension on Friday. The 50-year-old administration clerk faces charges of corruption after allegedly offering the […]

Hawks arrest trio for allegedly trying to corrupt senior official in Polokwane

The elite crime-fighting unit, the Hawks, has handcuffed three suspects for allegedly trying to corrupt a senior official in Polokwane. Authorities say they allegedly approached a lieutenant colonel and requested her to release a vehicle that wad transporting illicit cigarettes in return for R7,500. The Hawks’ Matimba Maluleke said the trio was taken into custody […]

John Steenhuisen says Moodey resigned after failing to frame senior politician in s.e.x scandal

On Wednesday, Moodey tendered his resignation, saying he could no longer bear being in the party. The Democratic Alliance (DA) interim leader John Steenhuisen has alleged that the resignation of former DA Gauteng leader John Moodey was based on the latter avoiding disciplinary action after he was charged with misconduct “in his attempt to frame […]