Flash Briefing: SIU report on Digital Vibes/Mkhize scandal; Zondo query approved last extension; SA environment offer

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Flash Briefing: SIU report on Digital Vibes/Mkhize scandal; Zondo query approved last extension; SA environment offer

  • President Cyril Ramaphosa has actually authorised the release of the Special Investigating Unit report into the Digital Vibes corruption scandal that emerged in May this year. The report concentrates on the irregular awarding of R150 m in agreements to Digital Vibes by the National Department of Health. The agreements were discovered to be unsuccessful and inefficient expense by the SIU, which close partners of previous minister Zweli Mkhize had actually taken part in deceptive activity. Mkhize himself has actually likewise been linked in the report as, at best, being ‘inappropriate’ and, at worst, being taken part in illegal activity. The report suggests that Deputy DG Anban Pillay be criminally prosecuted for ‘monetary misbehavior’.
  • The state capture query has actually been approved a 5th extension, offering the group 3 months to finish 3 years’ work. On Wednesday, the chair’s plea for yet another lifeline for the procedure, which has actually cost in excess of R1bn, was granted in the North Gauteng High Court. Judge Tshifhiwa Maumela gave the extension and bied far an order moving the due date by which it is “needed to finish its work” from September 30 to December31 Maumela’s order shows that President Cyril Ramaphosa should take the required actions to gazette the brand-new timespan. Ramaphosa was amongst 6 participants in the event Zondo gave extend the lifeline of a quasi-judicial procedure that was at first set to last just 180 days however which has actually run public hearings for more than 3 years.
  • Envoys from a few of the world’s wealthiest countries met South African cabinet ministers on Tuesday to go over a environment offer that might see billions of dollars put towards ending the nation’s reliance on coal. The delegation is attempting to work out a contract that can be revealed at the COP26 environment talks, which begin in Glasgow, Scotland on Oct. 31, 2 individuals knowledgeable about the talks stated. The conversations with South Africa– the world’s 12 th-biggest emitter of greenhouse gases– consist of agents from the United States, UK, Germany, France and the European Union. While South Africa is under pressure to cut its reliance on coal– which represents more than 80%of its power generation– it requires financing to assist in the shift to cleaner energy.

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