The Democratic Alliance (DA) Shadow Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Kevin Mileham MP, and the DA National Spokesperson, Solly Malatsi MP, will lay criminal charges on Thursday against the 50 individuals who allegedly syphoned billions from VBS Mutual Bank.
South Africa has investment commitments of $35 billion (R516bn) as part of plans by President Cyril Ramaphosa to attract $100 billion over the next five years to revive the country’s flagging economy, his economic adviser told Reuters on Wednesday.
South Africa should seek damages from global auditor KPMG for the role it played in a corruption scandal that saw at least R1.9 billion stolen from local bank VBS, a central bank investigation published on Wednesday said.
Close to R450 million in tax refunds was paid to the first top 10 taxpayers – thanks to the intervention of the Office of the Tax Ombud (OTO), and more than 99 percent of recommendations made by the Tax Ombud Judge Bernard Ngoepe were implemented by the SA Revenue Services (Sars).
The latest research conducted by the Bureau for Economic Research (BER) showed that the country missed out on a golden opportunity to reduce unemployment in the past eight years, with most of the economic stagnation self-inflicted.