Cyril's secret deal with 'rogue unit' executives

Cyril's secret deal with 'rogue unit' executives

Nugent Commission suppressed affidavit that potentially compromised Ramaphosa.

Cyril Ramaphosa played a key role in a secret political intervention that allowed senior staff members at the South African Revenue Service involved with the infamous “rogue unit” to resign with millions in confidential settlements – and avoid exposure in disciplinary hearings.

Ivan Pillay, deputy commissioner and head of enforcement at SARS, walked away with around R4 million and a fat pension for life. Head of strategic planning and risk, Peter Richer, got R3.77m.

Ramaphosa’s role in the settlements is revealed by Luther Malesela  Lebelo who, in 2015, when the alleged intervention took place was de facto No?2 to SARS’s then-commissioner Tom Moyane. The details of Ramaphosa’s involvement, unreported until now, lie buried in a 135-page supplementary affidavit filed by Lebelo last year with retired Judge Robert Nugent’s Commission of Inquiry into tax administration and governance by the SA Revenue Service.

Luther Malesela Lebelo's affidavit

Luther Malesela Lebelo's affidavit

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New Wonderboom fixers hail from the realm of state capture

New Wonderboom fixers hail from the realm of state capture

Airport has no budget for trio’s R12 million consultancy fee.

Tshwane Metro is scrambling to find R12 million not budgeted for, to pay yet another consultant appointed to help Wonderboom National Airport “return to financial viability”.

Professional Aviation Services (Pty) Ltd (PAS), the private entity that had managed the airport for the past two years, parted company with Wonderboom at the end of last month.

Another Berrangé liquidation scandal

Another Berrangé liquidation scandal

‘Dishonest dealings’ over sale of multi-million-rand property development.

Pietermaritzburg liquidator Pierre Berrangé is on the carpet, again. This time he is accused of having bungled, by professional neglect or worse, the sale of a multi-million-rand property development to a company in which the former CEO of BOE Bank, Bill McAdam, and cofounder of FirstRand Bank, GT Ferreira, were ito be investors.

Following the intervention of the Chief Master of the High Court in Pretoria, Berrangé is now the subject of an inquiry in terms of Section 381 of the Companies Act with his accusers not only wanting him fired as liquidator of Halflyn (Pty) Ltd (in Liquidation), but also disbarred as a liquidator and lawyer, forever. 

Cape Town mayor urged to save precious aquifer and treasured Philippi farmland

Cape Town mayor urged to save precious aquifer and treasured Philippi farmland

An open letter to Mayor Dan Plato by Karen Morris who wants him to stop encroachment by developers on the horticultural area that for centuries has supplied the City with fresh vegetables.

In 2009, at a full sitting of the Cape Town City Council, it was decided that the Philippi Horticultural Area (PHA) was to be protected and preserved. If the DA and its local government in Cape Town had adhered to this directive, they would have had an immeasurably valuable opportunity of not only creating jobs (which can be transient) but sustainable livelihoods for the small scale farmers of Philippi and its surrounds. In addition, they would have been able to support poverty alleviation, agro-ecology and land reform, all in one fell swoop.

Julia from Jakkalsfontein

Julia from Jakkalsfontein

Feisty octogenarian has driven the length of Africa – and documented her adventures in My African Conquest: Cape to Cairo at 80.

If you look down from an aeroplane flying over Africa, you can see this road that looks like a silver ribbon and you think to yourself, I wonder what it’s like? Well, let me tell you: you get on it and you don’t ever want to get off it – even with all the trucks, road blockages and stops. You could just drive forever and ever.”

Sitting in her living room, Julia Albu, 81, roared with laughter as she related how, after deciding to drive from Cape Town to Cairo in her trusted old Toyota, she was advised by experienced overland travellers in Africa, to “follow the Great North Road”.

Christmas run

Christmas run

Aquinas, Kant, Dawkins, Samson – all great philosophers who have grappled with the nature and essence of “a higher power”.

Samson (the local hobo) walked into the pub, wearing two pairs of oversized tracksuit pants, a T-shirt, a buttoned-up shirt, a waistcoat, a very large, red lady’s jacket and a green umbrella. He looked like a garden gnome ready for Christmas.

What is WikiLeaks?

What is WikiLeaks?

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Cyril's secret deal with 'rogue unit' executives

Cyril's secret deal with 'rogue unit' executives

Nugent Commission suppressed affidavit that potentially compromised Ramaphosa. Cyril Ramaphosa played a key role in a secret political intervention that allowed senior staff members at the South African Revenue Service involved with ...

Luther Malesela Lebelo's affidavit

Luther Malesela Lebelo's affidavit

... ...

New Wonderboom fixers hail from the realm of state capture

New Wonderboom fixers hail from the realm of state capture

Airport has no budget for trio’s R12 million consultancy fee. Tshwane Metro is scrambling to find R12 million not budgeted for, to pay yet another consultant appointed to help Wonderboom National Airport “return to ...

Another Berrangé liquidation scandal

Another Berrangé liquidation scandal

‘Dishonest dealings’ over sale of multi-million-rand property development. Pietermaritzburg liquidator Pierre Berrangé is on the carpet, again. This time he is accused of having bungled, by professional neglect or worse, the sale of ...

Cape Town mayor urged to save precious aquifer and treasured Philippi farmland

Cape Town mayor urged to save precious aquifer and treasured Philippi farmland

An open letter to Mayor Dan Plato by Karen Morris who wants him to stop encroachment by developers on the horticultural area that for centuries has supplied the City with fresh vegetables. In ...

Julia from Jakkalsfontein

Julia from Jakkalsfontein

Feisty octogenarian has driven the length of Africa – and documented her adventures in My African Conquest: Cape to Cairo at 80. If you look down from an aeroplane flying over Africa, you can see this ...

Christmas run

Christmas run

Aquinas, Kant, Dawkins, Samson – all great philosophers who have grappled with the nature and essence of “a higher power”. Samson (the local hobo) walked into the pub, wearing two pairs of oversized tracksuit pants, ...