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Two Gupta brothers arrested in Dubai for crimes in SA

Two Gupta brothers arrested in Dubai for crimes in SA

SOUTH Africa’s war against fraud and corruption has received a major boost after authorities in Dubai arrested two of the three Gupta brothers implicated in state capture. Atul and Rajesh Gupta were arrested on an Interpol “Red Notice”. The third brother - Ajay - was not arrested.  The South African government has confirmed that it has been informed of the arrest of the two brothers in the United Arab Emirates.  “Discussions between the various law enforcement agencies in UAE and South Africa on the way forward are ongoing. The South African government will continue to co-operate with the UAE,” the…
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State capture in South Africa: how the rot set in and how the project was rumbled

State capture in South Africa: how the rot set in and how the project was rumbled

It seems the time of reckoning for the massive corruption that has hobbled South Africa’s economy is nigh. Two parts of the three-part report by the judicial commission investigating allegations of state capture under former President Jacob Zuma have now been published. The third is due at the end of February. “State capture” has become the South African term for what is elsewhere called kleptocracy. Author KEITH GOTTSCHALK, Political Scientist, University of the Western Cape Here I reflect on Part 2 of the report. Ideally, a review of the complex Zondo Commission Report Part 2 requires a team of three…
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Interpol red notice: what it means and why South Africa requested it

Interpol red notice: what it means and why South Africa requested it

THE International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) has issued a red notice for two members of the wealthy but now disgraced Gupta family, Atul and Rajesh Gupta. This could now pave way for their arrest and extradition from the United Arab Emirates to face fraud and money laundering charges in South Africa. The Guptas – who at their height owned a business empire spanning computer equipment, media, and mining – are close friends of former President Jacob Zuma. A judicial commission of inquiry into state capture recently found that, with Zuma’s help, they orchestrated massive corruption. Thabo Leshilo asked Bernadine Benson…
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EXCLUSIVE – South Africa tries to recover over $23 million from SAP for ‘unlawful’ contracts

EXCLUSIVE – South Africa tries to recover over $23 million from SAP for ‘unlawful’ contracts

ALEXANDER WINNING SOUTH African investigators are seeking to recover more than 400 million rand ($23 million) from German software firm SAP for two government contracts they allege were entered into unlawfully, court documents seen by Reuters show. Although the amount of money sought is small for a company with a market value of around 162 billion euros, the move by the authorities is another headache for SAP, which in 2018 admitted to misconduct over deals with South African state firms during former president Jacob Zuma's tenure. SAP, a major global business software company, had said it was reviewing all its…
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