• dailymaverick.co.za

    Madonsela's report on Malema's manufactured money hits hard and deep

    Aurecon South Africa must have been disappointed in October 2009 when its bid to the Limpopo Department of Roads and Transport was disqualified. The company, part of an international group of engineering and management specialists, had formed a consortium to win a tender for a new project management unit. The Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has released her investigation into allegations of misconduct and corruption in the awarding of contracts by the Limpopo Department of Roads and Transport to On-Point Engineering, Julius Malema’s alleged cash cow. Madonsela said she would let the Hawks answer whether the awarding of the tender amounted to corruption, but in all other aspects, she was scathing.

  • Huffington Post South Africa

    Why You Should Never, Ever Drain Your Pasta In The Sink

    If you drain your pasta water through a colander and down the sink, you’re throwing away an invaluable asset that cooks call “liquid gold.” (The term “liquid gold” has also been used to refer to wood cleaner, hair products and of course, urine. For the love of God, please don’t confuse pasta water with any of these.) Because pasta is made of flour, it releases starch into the cooking water as it boils, creating a white, cloudy liquid that we often deem “dirty” and then dump down the sink. Big mistake. That’s the liquid gold we’re talking about. Why would you want to keep that cloudy liquid, you may ask? Because it’ll help emulsify and thicken your sauce. Now you’re probably wondering, “But why

  • Huffington Post South Africa

    WhatsApp Co-Founder Says People Should Delete Facebook

    A high-profile tech industry billionaire has lent his voice to the #deleteFacebook hashtag in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data scandal ― Brian Acton, the co-founder of messaging platform WhatsApp, which was bought by Facebook for $19 billion in 2014. Acton and business partner Jan Koum, former Yahoo employees, founded WhatsApp in 2009. The messaging app, one of the most popular apps in the world, allows users to place phone calls, and send and receive messages free over the internet. Facebook purchased the app in 2014 in a deal of cash and stock worth $19 billion, Facebook's largest acquisition. Koum remains with the company, but Acton left WhatsApp in 2017 to start his own nonprofit

  • AllAfrica.com

    Zimbabwe: Grace Mugabe, Son Evicted

    Police superintendent Kennedy Fero, who was roped in by Mrs Grace Mugabe to grab three low-density houses from Lebanese businessman Mr Jamal Ahmed, has been ordered off the properties to pave way for the rightful owners. Judge President George Chiweshe ordered Supt Fero and other guards off No. 409 Harare Drive, Pomona; No. 18 Cambridge Road, Avondale; and No. 75 King George, Avondale, together with any other guards or people deployed there. Supt Fero was heading the team of guards deployed to the properties after the illegal takeover. On the strength of the court judgment, Mr Ahmed's lawyers have since instructed the Sheriff of the High Court to evict Supt Fero and any other guards who are still

  • The Citizen

    Ramaphosa wants single currency for Africa

    President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday strongly punted the idea of creating a single homogeneous currency for African countries in a bid to attract infrastructure investment and enable ease of intra-African trade. Speaking as a panelist on financing intra-Africa trade at the African Continental Free Trade Area business forum in Kigali, Rwanda, Ramaphosa said that it was time that Africa stops relying on foreign currency for its development and trade, adding that this was born of colonial mentality. “These are the reasons we need partners who must work with us and assist us ensure we de-risk projects in order to attract finance for infrastructure projects. I am particularly interested in the notion

  • Huffington Post South Africa

    Is The EFF 2019's Dark Horse? Let's Look At The Numbers...

    Provincial conveners in the EFF are gearing up for a political showdown come the 2019 national elections, saying they are hopeful of increased voter support across the board. The red berets have raked up extraordinary numbers in the polls for a party conceived in 2013. It only had a year to prepare for the national elections in 2014 and two more thereafter to rally support in the local government arena. After South Africa went to the polls in 2014, the EFF became the second largest opposition party behind the DA, its supporters affording the party 25 seats in parliament. This compared to other parties who have spent a considerably longer time in South Africa's political landscape - like the United

  • Huffington Post South Africa

    Oh, The Irony... Zuma 'Likely' To Gun For Abrahams In Fight-Back Strategy

    Former president Jacob Zuma intends making National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) Shaun Abrahams the target of his bid to undo his decision to pursue fraud and corruption charges against him, TimesLive reported. This is despite accusations against Abrahams that he was protecting Zuma. A little over a week ago, Abrahams announced that the NPA would go ahead with the charges against Zuma, which are based on 783 payments made to him as part of a "bribe" by his former financial adviser, Schabir Shaik. Shaik was convicted of fraud and corruption related to the payments. Abrahams acquired the nickname "Shaun The Sheep" as he was seen as soft on Zuma and his friends, the Guptas. Opposition