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Cosatu hits out at ‘ill-qualified’ Mkwebane, asks Ramaphosa to halt acting on her reports for now

President Cyril Ramaphosa should set aside all Public Protector Busisiwe Mkwebane reports until her competency and trustworthiness has been ascertained, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) said in a statement issued late on Friday evening. Cosatu said it has noted the Public Protector’s reports regarding a number of investigations that her office has […]

Public Protector finds Gordhan guilty of ‘improper conduct’

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has found Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan guilty of “improper conduct” over his approval of then-deputy SA Revenue Services Commissioner Ivan Pillay’s early retirement and payout. Mkhwebane made the announcement at a media briefing on Friday afternoon.  In her remedial findings, Mkhwebane urged President Cyril Ramaphosa to take appropriate disciplinary action […]

5G iPhone coming in 2020, Barclays says

Apple chief design officer Jony Ive and Apple CEO Tim Cook inspect iPhone XR. VCG | Visual China Group | Getty Images In a note to investors on Friday, Barclays semiconductor analysts said Apple’s 2019 iPhones will again offer “relatively few design changes” and that the company’s bigger update for the iPhone is planned for […]

JUST IN: Gordhan fights Mkhwebane’s report: ‘Public Protector has once again erred’

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan plans to institute immediate review proceedings against the Public Protector’s report and findings, including the proposed remedial action, that she announced to the media on Friday. Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has found Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan guilty of “improper conduct” over his approval of then-deputy SA Revenue Services Commissioner […]

Fake Nancy Pelosi video remains on Facebook and Twitter

Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer of Facebook Inc. Tony Avelar | Bloomberg | Getty Images Facebook has decided to keep an altered video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on its site that makes her speech appear slow and slurred, The Guardian reported Friday. Commenters, including President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, have used […]

Gordhan must not be part of Ramaphosa’s new Cabinet after PP’s findings – EFF

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan is now among other “constitutional delinquents” and he should not be reappointed to Cabinet, the EFF said. The party on Friday issued a statement in response to the Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s latest findings into an investigation about the minister’s conduct in approving the early retirement of former deputy commissioner […]

Complainants in the dark about probe into Transnet’s R647m payment

More than a year has passed without the Hawks updating complainants about their progress in investigating a suspicious R647m payment made by Transnet, the state capture commission of inquiry has heard.  The commission has been investigating allegations of state capture, corruption and fraud at state entities since August 2018. Roberto Gonsalves, on the stand for […]

Don’t break up the social media network

Former Facebook executive Chris Kelly told CNBC’s “Squawk Box ” on Friday that the social media giant is on the right track when it comes to addressing users’ privacy and data concerns. “You have to have scale in order to address these problems,” Kelly said of the company’s large scale. Facebook can now “invest heavily […]