National Youth Development Agency documents – did we miss something?
A couple of months ago we won our access to information application for documents from the National Youth Development Agency over how its spent the R108m it got from taxpayers and the Lotto to run its controversial “kissing festival”. The documentation we received through our application was voluminous and goes to several hundred pages so… Read More »
Moyo vlug: Kolonel geskors
Jacques Pauw Die bevelvoerder van ’n spesiale polisietaakspan wat die berugte Rolex-roofbende moes vastrek, is geskors hangende ’n ondersoek rondom die ontsnapping van ’n vermeende bankrower. Beeld kan ook vandag onthul dat ’n Griekse misdaadsindikaat nou saam met die Rolex-bende gewerk het deur geroofde juweliersware na Griekeland te smokkel. Kol. McIntosh Polela, polisiewoordvoerder, het bevestig… Read More »
Lotto tapes – Gidani responds
JEANNE VAN DER MERWE National lottery operator Gidani insisted this week that it had been unfairly fined R7.5m for a security breach and that its lottery security systems were sound. In a statement, the company’s spokeswoman, Thembi Tulwana, denied that there had been any security breach and said the theft was “not a case of… Read More »
How Gidani nearly lost the lottery licence
JEANNE VAN DER MERWE Confidential recordings of National Lotteries Board meetings reveal for the first time the true severity of a security breach which saw winnings looted in the R4bn-a-year competition. The breach saw an employee seconded to national lottery operator, Gidani duplicate winning tickets which were about to expire and collect R250,000 in winnings… Read More »
‘ANC MP raped me’
Andrew Trench and and Jacques Dommisse The young woman who has accused a top ANC MP of raping her has broken her silence about her alleged ordeal. Sikhumbuzo Eric Kholwane (39), who chairs Parliament’s communications portfolio committee, was arrested shortly before Christmas on charges of rape.
How Golden Lions lost the plot
by JACQUES PAUW Golden Lions rugby was hopelessly insolvent and its most prized asset – Ellis Park – was so mismanaged that it has exposed its directors to possible criminal prosecution, a forensic report reveals. The 140-page report and other documents in the possession of City Press paint a dismal picture of the Golden Lions… Read More »