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Summaries

Adieu, Zondo. Now the real work starts

Remember when Thanos got the last infinity stone? We imagine that’s how President Cyril Ramaphosa is feeling now after receiving the fifth and sixth reports into state capture on Wednesday night. This is one more than initially expected (six infinity stones, six reports. Just saying). Quite unfortunate that, unlike Thanos, Ramaphosa can’t just snap state …

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Gupta arrests: What happens now?

The arrest of Rajesh and Atul Gupta in Dubai this month is by far the biggest development in the fight for justice in the state capture scandal. But South Africans will need to exercise patience.  The Guptas, who are still behind bars awaiting trial, will probably appeal the extradition request and it may be some …

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The #Farmgate fallout continues

South Africans are still preoccupied with Ramaphosa’s biggest scandal to date: Farmgate, as it’s become known. The term trended several times on Twitter in the past week along with “Phala Phala” – the president’s private game farm in Limpopo where US$4 million in cash was stolen in 2020. It had been kept under wraps until …

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Up, up and away, but not for Comair – it’s just away

You might want to postpone that long weekend trip to the coast.  Kulula.com and British Airways (BA) operator Comair were placed under provisional liquidation on Tuesday. The operator’s business rescue practitioners said last week that they couldn’t raise the money needed to save the airline. ✈️ Note: this version of BA is a franchise, separate …

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Mkhwebane (finally) gets the boot, but the timing? Sus.

And she’s out! Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is the first high-ranking member of a Chapter 9 institution to be suspended.  Remember when we told you that President Cyril Ramaphosa wrote to Mkhwebane in March, asking if she thinks she should be suspended while her impeachment hearings were under way? Well, forget the pleasantries. She went …

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A white man has been appointed to the ConCourt. Here’s why that’s a good thing

The Presidency announced Judge Owen Rogers as the latest appointment to the Constitutional Court last week, bringing the Court closer to a full bench of 11 justices.  This is great news. Last year we told you how strained things were, from the vacancies on the ConCourt bench (and a lengthy period without a permanent Chief …

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