SOUTH AFRICA: HAS THE TIME COME TO START A TAX REVOLT TO STOP CADRE WASTING AND BLACK NON PAYMENT CULTURES?

 

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Article compiled and posted by: White Nation correspondent Cape Town   March 04  2019

 

 

 

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INCOME TAX– in South Africa it is a very delicate subject – and when I say “delicate– I mean like dangerously delicate! . Under normal circumstances we all hate tax and the way governments suck people dry, use tax money for clandestine illegal operations and agendas- and steal them blind through this Pax Romana inheritance- but generally the working populace accept this evil system on the basis that (a) they get something in return for their taxes they pay– and (b)- ALL legible working people between certain ages and without financial constrains or due to disabilities pay their taxes. In South Africa however- that is NOT the case.

In South Africa there is a very bad (and very expensive) tax system in place that exempt and favors certain groups only- and neglect and target another group. In Other Words it boils down to the 20/80% principle: 20% of the people carry the tax burden of 80% of the non tax paying government subsidized lazy leeches. Soweto is a very good example of this principle. Soweto blacks bluntly  refuse to pay for electricity because they say the ANC promised them they will get services for free. (And that factually is the truth!) The ANC as usual lied through their necks to win political power- now they dump their responsibility onto the minority groups to carry the burden of their deceptive lies. Soweto raked up a staggering R 17 BILLION in electricity debt. But again “someone” has to pay for that shortfall- and again it will be that 20% mainly white homeowners that will have to take the increased power tariff  rap for the black leeches. And Soweto is only ONE black residential area that refuses to pay for their services. There are hundreds more like Mamelodi, Alex, Kayelitsha, Gugulethu, Nyanga, – and hundreds more especially “informal”settlements that does not pay a penny for their services. Also this principle applies for the black taxi industry. ALL black taxi associations get  subsidized if their taxis fill up at certain garages- but the farmer that supplies food to the nation gets F-ALL! Again “someone” has to pay- and again it is the normal motorist that gets whacked at the petrolpump with all kinds of non-sense taxes  and levies such as Gordans latest “carbon tax”– something no-one seems to have the ability to explain precisely why are motorists forced to pay this evil tax coming from the Clinton/Gore labyrinth. . For 24 years non-black residents have been complaining about this injustice of black areas not paying for their services. – and for 24 years the ANC and councils ignored the minority groups’ complains. BUT when the black SOCIAL mob started to bitch about it- THEN only did the media and regime start to pay attention. But it’s going on for 24 years already- accumulating that humongous debt. Majority rule you see? So- while the “majority” then rules- let us all join them and all of us stop paying for our services too!  Except for this totally unjust way tax is applied in South Africa- you also face umpteen cases of government fraud where millions upon millions of dollars are wasted and laundered by politicians and  regime affiliated criminals without them ever seeing the inside of a courtroom.

 

The corruption and unequal race and class -based taxation of certain people already led to a heated debate and a close call to a full tax revolt because neither the ruling regime nor their tax office want to be transparent and come clean what they are doing with the taxes. On the regime’s side are they stealing tax money faster than it could be generated- and in the tax offices there is so much corruption going on they themselves are spinning in circles to just try to figure out what the hell happened where and when. The tax office are quick and ready to slam the working slaves with the “law” if they do not submit their tax returns in time. However the tax office themselves never ever declared to the public on an annual basis in a booklet form just what they have done with all those taxes they choke out of you. So the tax office themselves never is open for private scrutiny. That apparently- is one of the most closely guarded secrets only available for the taxman’s eyes. The question is why? The tax office is a public office supported for it’s functions by the taxpayer. Thus then the taxpayer is their “employer” or “investor”– and every employer or investor have the full right to know where his/her tax money was invested into. That is how it is supposed to work- but because of all the secret clandestine agendas in that tax office and all the corruption going on- the true reflection of what  happens to John Doe’s tax money will never be revealed.

This then should tell you that something evil or devious is going on in that tax offices. And the public must simply” accept “ this without demanding their rights to know what the tax office is doing with their hard earned money.To go to the parliamentary portfolio committee and lie to them like Tom Moyane did- means absolutely bugger-all.  If the public is prosecuted or fined for not handing in their tax returns in time- then surely the officials in the tax office also must be prosecuted for not handing in THEIRtax returns “ – telling the public where their taxes went- not so? For instance ex  tax boss Tom Moyane now already lingers for about 6 months at home with FULL pay pending an “investigation” that may- in South African terms- drag out for 5 years. So what returns does the taxpayer get from Mr. Moyane sitting at home schlurping up tax payers hard earned money then? IF the tax office produced an annually report to the public about their income and expenditures- cases like Moyane’s would immediately focused  the public’s attenton when he gave the Guptas their R 420 million Christmas present!  It was a crime of VAT fraud and money laundering directed by Oakbay CEO Ronica Ragavan, effected by dodgy business people and sanctioned by SARS. This is how SARS kept the Guptas in the money laundering business after the banks they abused slammed the door. Previously, three dodgy VAT refund payments to a Gupta pay agent from June 2017, totalling R70-million, made national headlines earlier in 2o18, ensuring SARS was added to a long list of state entities compromised by the architects of State Capture . Seven months before the well-publicized June 2017 VAT refund payments, SARS’ internal policies were already compromised at the behest of the Gupta empire. The first batch of R35.8-million in VAT refunds was paid into Estelle de Jager’s attorneys trust account. The second batch of an alleged R200-million was paid into the account of a pay agent, Terbium, who once received a dodgy debt collecting contract from SARS because it was in business with Commissioner Tom Moyane’s nephew.

The Corruption Watch has voiced its concerns about the absence of good governance and proper administration at the SA Revenue Service (Sars), an institution whose mandate is pivotal in detecting and reporting corruption, fraud, money laundering and other illicit financial flows in South Africa and throughout the region. The organisation made submissions to the commission of inquiry into tax administration and governance at Sars, led by retired Judge Robert NugentCorruption Watch’s submission to the Nugent inquiry highlighted its ongoing efforts to achieve accountability for alleged acts of corruption and other unlawful conduct on the part of the suspended Sars commissioner Tom Moyane and two senior Sars employees, Mashudu Jonas Makwakwa and Kelly-Ann Elskie. “We remain very concerned that the lack of accountability and transparency in relation to this matter is severely undermining deterrence of corrupt activity at Sars and beyond. Of equal concern is the need to overhaul governance and administration at the entity in order to prevent and deter maladministration and corruption at Sars,” said Corruption Watch’s head of legal and investigations, Leanne Govindsamy.

South Africa’s version of the Internal Revenue Service is perhaps an unlikely setting for a national saga involving spies, spurned lovers, secret brothels, double agents and one of the biggest journalistic scandals of the post-apartheid era. But the story shows how an increasingly corrupt A.N.C. has undermined its own successes by betraying the very people who voted it to power. And the drama is far from over. In today’s South Africa — dangling precariously between dueling factions inside the A.N.C. —the new headman Cyril Ramaphosa, is struggling to assert his authority and fulfill his pledge to root out corruption. He now stands knee-deep in a very messy fight to wrest the tax agency from the legacy of his predecessor, Jacob Zuma, and win back the confidence of a very unstable tax base that now want to revolt because of the ANC’s mismanagement and corruption.

With corruption and political warfare gutting the tax agency, more and more South Africans have simply stopped paying their taxes, a dangerous turn in a nation where tens of millions depend on government services that are already enfeebled by graft and misrule. In the eyes of many experts, the government’s — and the country’s — ability to right itself is at stake. The dismantling of the tax agency unfolded in full view of the astonished country, squandering so much of the public’s dwindling trust that officials now wonder how they will be able to restore it. For one Western Cape premier Helen Zille has sparked controversy by volunteering to lead a tax revolt in South Africa if the government fails to take action against those implicated in corruption – or if they are again elected into government. A tax revolt is a political struggle to repeal, limit, or roll back a government-imposed tax. Zille, via social media platform Twitter , highlighted that there are multiple cases of successful and impactful tax revolts around the world, adding that she will focus on several of these cases in the coming weeks.

Helen Zille

@helenzille

I’m waiting to see how many ppl get prosecuted and land in jail in a reasonable amount of time after the Zondo commission. If they do not, just watch me. I will be organising the . I have tried the electoral route for years. Voters seem to like voting for corruption.

Rooinek@Rooinek12

It really is time for a #TaxRevolt https://twitter.com/helenzille/status/1089050976898682881 

In the 21st Century, there have been over 80 case studies of impactful tax revolts. More than double that in the 20th century. But given that we are only in first fifth of this century, the trend is clearly escalating because it introduces accountability in government,” she said. The premier’s comments thrust the topic of tax revolts into the spotlight, drawing many responses from across the political spectrum. Frustrated South Africans threw support behind the move – while others labelled it as “irresponsible ” and “illegal. ” Among those weighing in are leading South African economists and legal minds – some of whom have pointed out that a tax revolt is either coming, or already in full effect.


Tax revolt is coming

Chief economist at Economists.co.za, Mike Schussler said that tax revolt at a municipal level would be inevitable if government does not address the issue of non-payment for services.The problem was highlighted in recent data published as part of the Eskom Nersa hearings, pointing out that municipal debt has risen to a combined R34 billion in 2017/18, with Soweto alone accounting for half of that (R17 billion). As municipalities come under increasing pressure due to non-payment, the government is instead choosing to hike prices instead of tackling the culture of non-payment, Schussler said. He added that municipalities budgeted for a R21 billion in debt impairment in the 2018/19 financial year. Thus, honest citizens who pay their bills are being increasingly burdened by those who do not, which will ultimately push them to stop paying as costs become less affordable.

mike schussler@mikeschussler

Honest payers are charged more in SA when others do not pay. The Payment crisis could lead to a revolt from thew honest and working citizens at least on a municipal level. A short exsplaination  follows below. 1/10 The honest need protection from the dishonest non-payers, but there is failure of leadership to address this,” Schussler said. “This creates the ideal environment for more payment revolts. The honest are left to fend for themselves as services are interrupted. Clearly, defaulters are a problem that the honest are paying for.


Tax revolt is already happening

Others are of the view that a tax revolt is already happening in the country – including human rights lawyer, Richard Spoor, who noted that consumers push back against taxes and evade burdensome fees in many places. This includes not paying e-tolls, or refusing to pay for TV-licences – or even buying illicit cigarettes.

Richard Spoor@Richard_Spoor

Buying illicit cigarettes is a tax revolt, not paying e-tolls is a tax revolt, not paying your tv license is a tax revolt, insisting on cash to avoid paying taxes is a tax revolt, not paying your municipal rates and taxes is a tax revolt, as is claiming undue social benefits. “The real question to be asked is why has tax evasion become endemic and an ever bigger issue? The answer has to do with a perception that government is overreaching and doesn’t give value for what it takes from us as in taxes,” Spoor said. Another form of ‘tax revolt’ is the flight of skills through emigration, or the wealthy individuals who remain in the country who invest their money elsewhere. The latest data published by SARS show that only 4.9 million people pay 97% of total income tax in the country. It’s this tax base that is coming under increasing pressure.

David Shapiro@davidshapiro61

Solving the mystery of the 4.9m. It appears there are 14.04m registered taxpayers. 6.6m are under the R75k threshold. 2.5m do not have to submit returns – under R150k. They contribute approx 3% of the R463bn personal income tax (PIT) – R15bn tops. So the 4.9m make up 97% of PIT.

David Shapiro@davidshapiro61

Here’s a table of the make up of tax collections for 2017/8 from SARS annual report. 178 pages! I’m trying to authenticate that 4.9m taxpayers. Remember a vast number of registered taxpayers fall below the tax threshold which I think is R78k. They are employed but do not pay tax

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According to economist Magnus Heystek, there are only about 100,000 “really rich” people in the country (people with a net worth higher than $1 million), and they are already pushing back against the system in their own way. “They are sending money offshore in droves, and have stopped buying property in South Africa. Many are setting up base in Mauritius where entrepreneurs are encouraged and taxes are low,” he said.


South African consumers, already up to their necks in debt, are in for another shock over the next few months according to financial experts. On Wednesday (6 March) petrol is set to rise by 74 cents a litre, while diesel will increase by 91 cents a litre. In addition to the fuel price increase – which economists ascribe largely to the weaker rand and rising crude oil price – a number of taxes and levies are also about to kick in. Dawie Roodt, chief economist of the Efficient Group, said consumers are also about to be hit by higher toll fees, new taxes, and hikes in three existing ones between March and June. “The rise in tolls by Sanral on top of the fuel price hike is going to affect all South Africans thanks to the fact that most freight is now transported by road because of the total collapse of the freight rail network under the stewardship of a corrupt and bankrupt Prasa,” Roodt said. He added that the increase to the General Fuel and Road Accident Fund levies which will apply in April is going to add significantly to the pain that consumers will have to endure.

More taxes

Neil Roets, CEO of Debt Rescue, said the introduction of the unnecessary  carbon tax on 1 April along with the refusal by the National Treasury not to move the country’s tax brackets in line with inflation, is going to mean that most will end up paying more in taxes. From April 2019, the General Fuel Levy will increase by 5 cents per litre, and the Road Accident Fund Levy will increase by 15 cents per litre. From June 2019, the Carbon Tax will be introduced, adding 9 cents per litre to the petrol price and 10 cents per litre for diesel. Roets said it was highly likely that more motorists would skip paying toll fees because they had substantially less money to spend. “The reality is that South Africans have now been reduced to buying food on credit and while there is still substantial expenditure on luxuries, a growing number of deeply indebted consumers are being pushed into a corner where debt counselling is their only solution,” he said. Again- can someone explain why must we pay “carbon tax?”

In South Africa many people now come to a point where they start asking serious questions about the ANC cadres’ ability or inability how to approach the tax issue. There is some serious questions to be asked such as:

  1. How come only about 4.9 million working people are paying taxes if there is a rough estimated 60 million odd people living in South Africa?
  2. How come is the Chinese – who counts literally to tens of thousands running rife businesses in South Africa- being exempted from paying taxes?
  3. How do you intend to tax taxi drivers , spaza shop owners and street vendors that works cash?
  4. How come does the ANC allow millions of so-called ‘refugees” from Zimbabwe across South Africa’s borders unregistered that come and work in South Africa, use it’s social services and medical services- but does not pay taxes.
  5. How do the ANC plan to curb all the Pakistani, Sudanese, Zimbabwean, Indian , Angolan and Bangladeshi aliens that cross South Africa’s borders via Mozambique and set up small businesses such as cell phone shops, informal hair saloons and computer related vending businesses?
  6. Why does the ANC not rather encourage people to pay taxes by giving incentives such as loans to start small businesses if you are tax registered, discount on petrol if you are tax registered, cell phone packages if you are tax registered or any more positive steps to encourage people to pay taxes? Now the failed system only enforce an even more unproductive  and more taxes, levies  and threats of prosecution  in an environment that people already are in a revolt against paying these exuberant high taxes imposed by the ANC regime.
  7. Why does the tax office not declare on a yearly basis all their income and expenditure in a booklet form to tax payers to scrutinize what happened to their taxes and how it was distributed?
  8. Why is it so that especially government officials and politicians per se  are not taken to the sword if they themselves commit a tax felony?
  9. How come can the public not get access to the tax office to investigate earnings and expenditure by SARS? How come SARS do not have an “open book” policy? 
  10. Then the last- but one of the biggest and damaging problems for the tax payer is the utterly corrupt politicians that are stealing the tax coffers blind- but none of these perpetrators ever was reeled in and jailed for the corruption or tax evasion they committed- and here is the latest list of that corrupt perpetrators who mostly are still walking around free:

1. ANC’s Multi-billion $ Arm’s scandal
2. E-tolling scandal
3. Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla Homestead Project (Project Prestige)
4. Nkandla Freeway Project
5. Misuse of the plastic bag levy funds
6. Police Buildings and the exorbitant lease saga
7. Travelgate
8. Tony Yengeni’s arrest
9. Jackie Selebi and everything about the trial
10. Jackie Selebi’s parole
11. Shabir Schaik’s trial, during which Zuma was implicated but no prosecution followed
12. Schabir Shaik’s parole on medical grounds, but suddenly, he has fully recovered
13. Richard Mdluli’s slush fund
14. Richard Mdluli’s abuse of safe houses
15. Richard Mdluli’s travel agency scam
16. Richard Mdluli’s abuse of state owned vehicles
17. Manto Tshabalala-Msimang’s liver transplant
18. Nathi Mtethwa’s private residence upgrade with public funds
19. Julius Malema’s Limpopo feeding programme
20. Ntau Letebele’s transport tender in Limpopo
21. Julius Malema’s transport tender in Limpopo
22. School feeding schemes in the Eastern Cape
23. Ms Dina Pule and the ITC Indaba
24. Limpopo textbooks saga
25. Moses Kotane Development Agency corruption
26. Msunduzi municipality officials using more than R1m of taxpayers’ money to fund an ANC rally.
27. Mthatha corruption case over fraudulent legal jobs didn’t exist
28. Ekurhuleni municipality corruption in awarding water meter contracts to Lesira-Teq
29. Thaba Chweu local municipality’s misuse of R3m in 2009
30. Endemic corruption at Nala Local Municipality to the point that treasury have cut them off
31. Desiree Tlhoaele’s axing after going after corrupt officials in sports, arts and culture
32. Viking testing station’s corrupt examiners
33. Police officers Linda Mlambo and Mahlang Shaku fraudulenty conning motorists out of cash
34. Sandton officers arrested for corruption after extorting money from a motorists
35. Willie Hofmeyer’s axing
36. Mvula Trust and the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs’ job creation fraud to the tune of hundreds of millions of rands
37. Government’s endemic over-use and over-pay of consultants
38. Glynnis Breytenbach’s axing
39. The spy-tape saga
40. Thosan Panday corruption in KZN
41. KZN’s misuse of R785m in 2011
42. Madibeng municipality awarding millions in tenders to its own employees
43. Madibeng municipality’s taxation scam with its employees
44. Madibeng municipality paying money to fictitious companies for fictitious work
45. Madibeng municipality paying for funerals that never took place
46. Madibeng municipality paying for home renovations for its employees
47. Taung municipality paying triple digit increases without consultation
48. Morake Incorporated Attorneys & the Rustenburg provincial department – R13m paid in fees for a disciplinary hearing
49. Endemic corruption at Mbhashe municipality to the point of the mayor and 7 others being fired
50. Corruption exposed by SIU at Rustenburg and Madibeng local municipalities
51. Corruption exposed by SIU at Moses Kotane
52. Corruption exposed by SIU at Bojanala District
53. Corruption exposed by SIU at Ventersdorp
54. Corruption exposed by SIU at Greater Taung
55. Corruption exposed by SIU at Tswaing
56. Corruption exposed by SIU at Ramotshere Moiloa
57. Corruption exposed by SIU at Mahikeng
58. Corruption exposed by SIU at Dr Kenneth Kaunda District
59. Corruption exposed by SIU at Maquassi Hill
60. Corruption exposed by SIU at Moretele
61. Corruption exposed by SIU at Lekwa-Teemane
62. Corruption exposed by SIU at Ngaka
63. Corruption exposed by SIU at Modiri Molema District
64. Corruption exposed by SIU at Ditsobotla
65. Corruption exposed by SIU at Kagisano
66. Corruption exposed by SIU at Kgetlengrivier
67. Corruption exposed by SIU at Ratlou
68. Corruption exposed by SIU at Dr Ruth Mompati District
69. Corruption exposed by SIU at Naledi Local Municipality
70. Awarding of tenders to Vivian Reddy following Zuma intervention
71. Twenty five cases, involving R768 827 043 in KZN in 2010 alone
72. The Glen Agliotti case
73. Diverting of public funds to Swazi King
74. Diverting of public funds to Robert Mugabe
75. Diverting of public funds to Zanu-PF
76. Funding of military equipment in Zimbabwe with SA public funds
77. Zuma’s corruption in numerous cases prior to his presidency
78. Fraud, corruption, tender-rigging, kickbacks and irregular appointments at Tshwane municipality
79. Endemic corruption at the heart of Mpumalanga municipality including physical violence to avoid publication of facts
80. Public Works’ endemic misuse of public funds for private residences of government officials, disguised as security upgrades.
81. Public Works leasing back property from its own employees for official use, while footing the initial bill too
82. BEE fronting for SAPS land deals outside of the main contract for PTA head office through Roux Shabangu
83. R2.4bn in improper bonuses paid out by SABC to directors
84. SABC paying fictitious staff
85. ANC controlling SABC with threats of fund withdrawals
86. SABC awarding tenders to its own employees
87. Ekurhuleni employees signing off on deals that do not exist
88. Land fraud in KZN worth R50m involving three officials and a businessman for farms and other properties
89. Department of arts and culture misuse of R42m during the soccer world cup
90. Loss of dockets relating to high profile corruption cases
91. Education department officials involved in examination selling
92. Parastatals’ inflated sponsorship of events hosted by the Guptas and New Age
93. New Age website having massive funds diverted its way from government budgets without readership stats to speak of
94. The City of Johannesburg rigging a large tender in favour of Regiments, an ANC-connected empowerment firm central to a consortium that made the JHB mayor’s wife a *multimillionaire.
95. On-Point Engineering securing Limpopo tenders through Julius Malema and his accomplices
96. Amathole district municipality awarding irregular tenders relating to vehicle tracking
97. John Block’s R112m tender fraud relating to water purification equipment
98. Gaston Savoi’s R112m tender fraud relating to water purification equipment
99. DoC official awarding R500k tender to his wife
100. Martin Masemola from Dept of Minerals & Energy receiving financial kickbacks and land for favours to friends and family
101. Bosasa and Correctional Services corruption to the tune of R3bn in tender rigging
102. Public Works corrupt relationship with Saab and the blacked out agreements that not even they are entitled to
103. R63 million tender fraud at Limpopo traffic department involving Mbhazima Sithole, 45, Felix Baloyi, 34, Mphateleni Musubu, 43, and Lufuno Muladi, 27, all directors of various companies that secured tenders illegally
104. Gauteng Finance dept awarding R23m in IT tenders fraudulently
105. Kelly Group securing labour broking tenders worth R372m by BEE fronting
106. Eastern Cape health department and their tender fraud worth over R800m in just one single case
107. Obed Mlaba securing tenders to the value of R3bn in KZN
108. KZN misuse of public money to the tune of R532m in 2009
109. Public Works in Limpopo involved in tender fraud for undisclosed sum late last year
110. Tshwane kickback scheme for tenders to the tune of R1b
111. Tshwane maladministration in their financial dept for undisclosed sum
112. Philemon Mohlahlane (ex Land Bank CEO) embezzling R19m out of the Land Bank for his personal and business use
113. Prestige Portfolio tender corruption at Public Works as investigated by SIU (this appears to be linked to Project prestige – Zuma’s development)
114. Bobby Motaung’s multi-million rand fraud involving stadium tenders
115. Ekurhuleni Metro IT tender for R21m that was used to buy Porsches and Mercs
116. Limpopo transport tender fraud of R63m
117. Limpopo Premier Cassel Mathale’s influence in awarding tenders
118. Buffalo City Metro tender fraud of R12m
119. Ekurhuleni Chief Financial Officer Mr Zakes Myeza, Chief Director Water and Sanitation Mr Slindokuhle Hadebe, Acting Head of Department of then Roads and Stormwater Mr Moses Maliba, Junior Official Water and Sanitation Ms Nomusa Malimabe and Independent Contractor Mr Miyelani Holeni’s all involved in tender fraud worth R166m
120. Julius’ cousing Tshepo Malema involved in corruption and fraud through the government worth R63m
121. Pikitup tender fraud relating to contracts awarded through City of Johannesburg for undisclosed sum
122. Vivian Reddy’s company awarded an inflated contract of R1.25bn for smart electricity meter reading in Joburg despite never having done anything like it before
123. Xhariep district mayor Mongi Ntwanambi’s fraudulent travel expenses claims costing half a million rand a year
124. Free State Government paying R140million for their website created with a $40 WordPress template
125. Limpopo Health’s unaccounted for R739m tender spend for 2012
126. Gauteng Health’s R1bn corruption in 2010
127. ANC’s investment body, Chancellor House, receiving yet another state tender worth billions of rands
128. ANC’s investment arm, Chancellor House, receiving millions from the Medupi and Kusile deals
129. ANC’s investment arm, Chancellor House, to benefit significantly from R40bn Eskom tenders
130. The spending of more than R13.5m on Nomvula Mokonyane’s home. A home that was purchased for R11.5m
Zuma’s position weakens as he loses battle to keep ‘spy tapes’ under wraps
131. Bankrupt SAA
132. Bankrupt Post Office
133. Bankrupt SABC
134. Corruption and takeover of the Media
135. The Gupta’s
136. FIFA
137 Bankrupt Eskom
138 Bashir saga

139. Safa president Danny Jordaan allegedly turned to the Gupta family to cover up a $10 million (R138 million) hole in the organisation’s books

140. 12 000 ‘dead people‘ doing business with SA government, says Treasury

141. 14,000 state employees who are listed as directors of companies that have been awarded state contracts in violation of regulations

142. In the 2017/18 financial year, R45.85m was spent on maintenance for official ministerial residences in Pretoria and Cape Town

143. Senior intelligence officers could land in hot water after a parliamentary committee proposed that they be investigated for allegedly “pilfering” more than R1bn from the intelligence account.

144. Trevor Manuel approved a R200 million salary golden handshake to Coleman Andrews of SAA

145. The corruption around Bidvest and Ramaphosa’s business

146. Truckloads of evidence of corruption of Pravin Gordhan made rounds. Multi Billions missing in Treasury. Mountain of corruption in PIC. Banks he is a shareholder in.

147.  Gordhan award of a R10 million Contract in Treasury, to his own daughter Anisha Gordhan

148.  Top black “executives ” in the SABC earns more than R 12 million

149. Florence Radzilani, the Deputy Chairperson of the ANC in Limpopo and the Mayor of Vhembe District Municipality took a R300 000 bribe for not withdrawing the money her municipality invested with VBS Mutual Bank.

150. The South African  Revenue Service’s head of legal, Refiloe Mokoena, who wasat the center of granting the controversial Gupta family in a reported R420m VAT refund.

151. Suspended commissioner Tom Moyane is still getting full pay while being suspended.

152.  The South African Revenue Service (Sars) paid a law firm R120,000 to read a book to establish whether suspended Commissioner Tom Moyane was mentioned in it and whether its contents was defamatory.

153. SARS executive Luther Lebelo has racked up more than R750,000 of taxpayer money to prepare his submission to the Nudgent commission.

154. Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has been subpoenaed to answer why his department allowed an unpaid R67 million invoice owed to an information technology (IT) company undergoing liquidation to balloon to almost R800m.

155. Controversial North West MEC for social development Hoffman Galeng has been given until Tuesday to explain why more than R600 000was spent on security at his private residence.

156. ANC Secretary-General Ace Magashule is at the centre of a criminal investigation into the disappearance of a valuable Pierneefpainting from the premier’s office in Bloemfontein.

157.  Ace Magashule was fingered for mismanagement amid fears that the province will be placed under administration. The Free State government’s finances are in a dire state. There are various reasons for this: the botched R250 million Vrede dairy farm project; millions of rands shelled out for demolition works for the new provincial legislature complex; and more than R100 000 in monthly rentals for the provincial treasury department.

158. The Free State provincial health department is facing R1.5 billion worth of lawsuits for malpractice,while the education department is alleged to have recorded a bank overdraft of R800 million to help alleviate the financial crunch.

159. A defence force project meant to give jobless matriculants a foot in the door has degenerated into a job creation project for the children ofdefense force generals.

160. Denel accumulated a staggering loss of R 1.7 milliard rands- it’s boss  Riaz Saloojee still gets a hefty bonus.

161. The South African Airways (SAA) will get R5bn, SA Express R1.2bn and the South African Post Office R2.9bn in new funding from the government (tax payer again)

162. Recently fired Transnet CEO Siyabonga Gama will still receive his salary for the next six months despite not having to report for duty.The fired Transnet boss will still be paid R3 million for doing nothing.

163.  Hundreds of millions of rands have been spent by Prasa on dodgy security contractsRoy Moodley implicated in deals worth over R300-million.

164. Jacob Zumja and Tina Joemat  Petersen illegally sold off 10 million barrels of crude oil left the country, at $28 a barrel.

165.  A new factory   are going to build R51bn locomotives that South Africa  can’t use

166.  Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and the 55 000 Nigerian oil barrel sacndal

167. Tony Yengeni and  his R349 950  Merc  scandal

168. Pnuell Maduna and the oil scandal

169. Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has been asked to clean up tender irregularities  in exess of R52 million in the SA National Defence Force (SANDF), as more allegations pile up against senior officials

170. SABC CEO Madoda Mxakwe says that the public broadcaster’s top management cannot let the SABC collapse due to its poor finances that makes it technically insolvent

171.Then there were the humiliation for the SABC incompetent robbers when SCOPA chased them away to go and find R 4.9 BILLION they have wasted

172. An in-depth forensic investigation by Grant Thornton and SizweNtsalubaGobodo Advisory Services into the awarding of a SAPS/SITA contract to Keith Keating’s Forensic Data Analysts amounting to R61 million for the provision of forensic light sources, has uncovered massive potential fraud and/or collusion between at least 20 senior SAPS officials and FDA employees.

173. The ANC received a R2 million election campaign donation from the bosses of VBS Mutual Bank.

174.  Stanley Khanyile‚ a former social development head of department in the Eastern Cape province‚ was allegedly instrumental in stripping some R30-million from the National Development Agency budget over two years via “rigged tenders.

175. With cash-strapped non-profit organistations (NPOs) struggling to stay afloat, there are concerns that the R1 billion being spent by the KZN Social Development Department on NPOs annually, is being channeled to bogus welfare entities.

176. A former acting municipal manager of Makhado municipality in Limpopo, Johannes Kandwendo, is to face disciplinary action over his involvement in the irregular investment of R63m at VBS Mutual Bank.

177. What was meant to be the start of a thriving multimillion-rand protea farming project is yet to get off the ground in an Eastern Cape village – despite R2.5m apparently already having been paid for 290,000 plant cuttings.

178. Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises is now part of a “campaign” aimed at destroying Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba. This is according to the embattled minister, following reports of a leaked preliminary report into electricity provider Eskom. According to Business Day, Gigaba and former public enterprises minister Lynne Browne are among 44 people and 25 companies who should be criminally investigated over alleged mismanagement and corruption at the utility.

179. The quality of diesel produced by PetroSA has become so poor that it is on the verge of losing its last big client, Shell South Africa, which could cost the oil company billions.

180. The SA Police Service (SAPS) is planning to promote 37 former black only Umkhonto weSizwe (MK) and Azanian People’s Liberation Army (Apla) “freedom fighters “ to the top rank of General – a move that could see some of them skip as many as five ranks.

182. In what Daily Maverick suggested in February 2018 was the largest state-sanctioned, corporate-sponsored fraud in the history of Big Mining in democratic South Africa, an insight was provided into how 350,000 mostly unemployed members of the Bakgatla Ba Kgafela were robbed of their inheritance. 

183. DA leader Mmusi Maimane has implicated the son of  Cyril Ramaphosa in questionable financial dealings with controversial government service provider BOSASA‚ alleging that Andile Ramaphosa received a suspicious R500‚000 payment from the company.

184. THE civil rights movement Afriforum is going to take South Africa’s government Health Services head on about the waste of R 10 MILLIARD rands in the 9 provinces.

185. The Travelgate scandal

186: Nkosazana Zuma’s R 50 million AIDS scandal

187. The Amersfoort Police apprehended a ANC Chief Whip Obed Thulani Shabangu (41) in connection with corruption relating to RDP houses on 18 December 2018.

188. PRASA  is a cesspit of mismanagement, breached procurement rules and looting of billions of rands in taxpayers’ money.

189. SABC Boss Hlaudi Motsoeneng was illegally paid a R11,5-million “success” bonus.

190. Old Ramkraal prison: Another R 120 million ANC failure

191. Fraud “on an enormous scale” has been uncovered in the land reform program in which ANC government officials handed out farms and millions in grants to beneficiaries who did not qualify.

192. Hlaudi Motsoeneng has confirmed Agrizzi’s claim that Bosasa paid more than R1 million to the former SABC head.

193. Soweto owes Eskom R17 billion, half of the total national debt- another very expensive ANC “free bee.” 

194.  Former acting CEO of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) Rail, Mthuthuzeli “Mthura” Swartz, made a brief appearance in the Port Elizabeth Commercial Crime Court on Tuesday. Swartz faces an array of charges including fraud, money laundering and theft of over R1.5 million.

195. A leaked AG report reveals Tshwane’s R12bn GladAfrica contract was irregular

196. Ramaphosa’s son Andile paid a monthly amount of   R 300 000.00 to Cyril Ramaphosa which came out in the Bosasa scam hearings.

197. South African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) Worker Health Programme (SWHP) former CEO Colleen Khumalo (51) has appeared in the Cape Town Regional Court on charges of fraud involving R50-million.

198. EFF R12billion Tshwane scandal resurfaces, similar to VBS

199. ANC bigwigs scored millions of rands from a botched broadband project for the City of Johannesburg while its costs more than doubled to nearly R1.7bn

200.  KwaZulu-Natal’s Asset Forfeiture Unit on Thursday swooped in on top ANC KwaZulu-Natal politician Mike Mabuyakhulu and seven of his co-accused in a corruption case, seizing their property and cars in an early morning raid related to their involvement in the North Sea Jazz Festivalgraft scandal.

201. ANC bigwigs scored millions of rands from a botched broadband project for the City of Johannesburg while its costs more than doubled to nearly R1.7bn. Public service & administration minister Ayanda Dlodlo, Deputy defense and military veterans minister Kebby Maphatsoe and former diplomat Lerema Kekana were directors of the BEE partner involved, CitiConnect Communications (CCC).

202. Vhembe municipality has reportedly lost R1 billion of taxpayers’ money

203. Eskom paid R300 billion (and counting) for 2 deeply flawed coal-fired dinosaurs

204. Soweto owes Eskom R17 billion, half of the total national debt

205. R 220 million rand for drought relief went “missing” in Kwa-Zulu Natal

206. An economist has said that Jacob Zuma’s last few years in office cost the country R470 billion. Analyst Dennis Dykes has alleged that the Zuma administration resulted in a major drain on the economy, as a result of state looting, mismanagement and bad policy.

207.  The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) have confirmed in a letter that they have declined to prosecute former African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) president Collen Maine on corruption charges related to an Eskom contract. DA spokesperson on public enterprises Natasha Mazzone said she had laid charges in September 2017 against Maine and Joe Singh from Just Coal after the latter confirmed that R500,000 was paid to the ANCYL in anticipation of an extension to a coal contract with Eskom.

208. Former ANC treasurer general Zweli Mkhize has admitted that the party accepted donations from Bosasa despite public allegations of corruption, including paying bribes for tenders shrouding the Krugersdorp-based firm.A source with intimate knowledge of Bosasa’s affairs told News24 that the company had donated a conservatively estimated R40m to the ANC over nearly two decades. This included cash donations, sponsorship of ANC events and Siyanqoba rallies – massive gatherings of ANC members in the run-up to the 2014 elections. This did not include cash paid to politicians as gifts or bribes in return for their influence and continued good nature to Bosasa as testified to by former Bosasa chief operations officer Angelo Agrizzi before the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture, the source explained.

209. Last year, the Gauteng Health Department, managed by the ANC, had R18.6 billion in medical negligence claims, Eastern Cape had R16.7 billion and KZN had over R9.2 billion.

210. The ANC Department of Education in the Eastern Cape spent R 4.8 million on building 9 toilets at the Myolwa Senior Primary school in KwaNyathi village, Lusikisiki

211. Wasteful expenditure in the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has run into millions of rands since the ANC/EFF/UDM coalition of corruption took over the administration in August 2018.

212. Shocking new figures show the construction of Eskom’s Medupi, Kusile and Ingula power plants prompted an orgy of looting, with 11 contractors now under investigation for stealing a staggering R139bn.

213. The  deaths of 94 psychiatric patients from the Life Esidimeni scandal- Major-General Malebe-Thema is listed as founder and executive chairman of the Re-Bafenyi Victim Empowerment Centre which received a reported R270,000 for around 100 patients transferred there.

214. THe Robert McBride corruption charges with the Ethukuleni municipality

215: The Estine Farm project that cost the tax payer R 180 million. The Estina farm has taken centre stage in an international money laundering scandal – uncovered by amaBhungane and Daily Maverick’s Scorpio – that saw R180-million in public money being funneled through a complex web of local and international companies, all controlled in one way or another by the Gupta family.

216: The EFF and DA’s R 1 bn Johannesburg fleet contract scandal. The DA went into an agreement with the EFF after the 2016 local government election as the DA did not have the required 50 % to govern alone and needed the EFF’s support .That is how DA mayors came to power in Tshwane, Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth…through bribery.

217. The Optimum mine scandal:  Optimum was purchase in a pre-arranged deal  for R659 million by Eskom which involved the Guptas, through  Clinton Ephron, -previous chief of  Glencore.

218. Previous acting Police Commissioner Khomotso Phahlane, was arrested on Friday March 01 for corruption regarding a R 86 million blue light tender.

219. The Public Servants Association (PSA) has called for immediate steps to be taken against Deputy Minister of Finance, Mondli Gungubele, following revelations at the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) Commission of Inquiry into impropriety that confirm that he misled the Commission in his testimony with regard to corruption to enrich himself.

220. The ANC vote-buying scandal.  The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) believes money from a contract irregularly awarded by the police at an inflated price was to be laundered for the purchasing of votes at the ANC’s national conference in December 2017. It was during the same conference that Cyril Ramaphosa overcame his political opponent Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma by about 200 votes to become the party’s president

221. The failed Cuban disaster where the Department of Health sent black medical students to Cuba for training. The money spent by the Health Dept on sending students on a failed Cuban medical training jamboree could have built a new medical school here or at least been spent on fixing dilapidated  state hospitals. The black students was sent over to Cuba for medical training had to be brought back in disgrace… now shoved into local overcrowded medical schools to complete last 2 years of study. But there are major problems. The ANC’s lot in their obsession with Cuba hasn’t bothered to assess the type of medical training … the students only had observation training … they never got to examine an actual patient … ZERO clinical training done. The students were given generous stipends by the SA taxpayer which apparently exceeded the salary of the Prof head of surgery in Cuba… they spent their time partying in Miami and elsewhere … not too popular with the Cubans. The  students have to, after their 2 years of SA medical study, write their final exams … the highest mark achieved was 6%! They obviously can’t become doctors so it’s been a waste of tax payers’  money.

222. It took only three hours for Eskom to pay a R659 million advance payment to the Gupta-linked Tegeta Exploration and Resources to fully acquire Glencore’s Optimum Coal Mine (OCM), without any goods or services having been delivered to the utility, the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture heard on Tuesday.

223.  Former Eskom executive Matshela Koko has been accused of irregularly awarding a company an R800-million tender during his time at the power utility. The Sunday Times has reported that Koko guaranteed multinational engineering company Asea Brown Boveri (ABB) contracts worth R6.5 billion if they subcontracted work on the Kusile power station to a company part-owned by his stepdaughter, Impulse International.

224.  In the same week that energy regulator Nersa granted Eskom a hefty tariff hike, the power utility reportedly paid R12 billion for flawed designs at one of its power stations – with an additional R1 billion paid to the same firm for repairs. The City Press reported that a confidential tender report for Eskom showed that the power utility gave a blank cheque to a US firm to design the Kusile power station – which it then cashed for R12 billion.

225. Public protector correct: R300m of Nelson Mandela burial money was stolen

226.  The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) is looking into the theft of R170 billion from Eskom, the Sunday Times reported. The report stated that of this figure, R139 billion is related to 11 contractors who helped build the Medupi, Kusile, and Ingula power plants. An “orgy of looting” is suspected in contracts handed out by Eskom – and when combined with other losses due to state capture, the total amount of looting at Eskom could reach R500 billion. The SIU confirmed it is looking into contractors appointed to build certain Eskom power plants and its investigations are wide-reaching.

227. Port Elizabeth businessman and ANC funder Fareed Fakir allegedly boasted about how he bankrolled a local politician and officials, paying millions of rands in cash, property and a Mercedes Benz ML at the height of the looting frenzy of the Nelson Mandela Bay bus system.

228. The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) was heading for factual insolvency by the end of March and a net financial loss of R568 million for the financial year, the public broadcaster’s management team told members of parliament (MPs) on Tuesday.

229. Two weeks before corruption-accused African Global Operations (AGO) – formerly known as Bosasa – was placed under liquidation, the company paid its CEO Gavin Watson a R5mperformance bonus” – over and above his monthly salary of R5.7m.

230.  The Electoral Commission of South Africa will investigate the ANC’s alleged Bosasa-funded elections “war rooms”. IEC confirmed in a letter to DA leader Mmusi Maimane. This after the DA laid a complaint, as it believes the allegation that Bosasa paid up to R6 million for the “war rooms” constitutes a breach of the Electoral Code of Conduct. “No registered party or candidate may abuse a position of power, privilege or influence, including parental, patriarchal, traditional or employment authority to influence the conduct or outcome of an election,” the code states. Last month, News24 exposed how Bosasa  – now known as African Global Operations – paid more than R6 million for ANC “war rooms” at their Krugersdorp headquarters ahead of the 2011, 2014 and 2016 elections, without the ANC footing any of the bills.

231. Another waste by the ANC government is their feeding project that was erected at the cost of millions 7 years ago in  Tweespruit at   Thaba Phatswa- Orange Free State on the tax payer’s cost that still stands empty and unused. This feeding facility was erected for new upcoming black farmers and can accommodate around 20 000 calves. As of today only grass and weed flourish around the buildings.

 

Nóg ’n spookprojek van ANC - Massiewe voerkraalprojek ter waarde van miljoene rande wat sewe jaar gelede by Tweespruit in die Vrystaat opgerig is, is steeds in onbruik en geen haar kraai daaroor

232. The Central Energy Fund (CEF) yesterday admitted that it oversold its strategic fuel stock for $280million (R4.02billion) two years ago after the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Energy demanded more answers on the transaction. The CEF said the sale was now the subject of investigations and legal action with board members having already filed affidavits. However, the fund was still waiting for the court case to be enrolled in the Western Cape High Court after it filed an application last year to declare the sale unlawful and invalid.

233.   A report by the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) recommends that 42 people – including government officials – be prosecuted for fraud and corruption linked to land reform programs. The report was handed over to Ramaphosa in March 2018 but was only recently uncovered by BusinessDay after it submitted a Promotion to Access to Information Application (PAIA). As part of the report, the SIU probed 148 land reform projects between 2011 and 2017, finding that a ‘complete lack of controls’ led to fraudulent activities on an enormous scale. In one such project, grants were made available to beneficiaries to cover the costs of the acquisition of agricultural land. These beneficiaries were then expected to stay and work on the farms they were given as a way of paying back some of the money they had received. However, the SIU found that in many of these cases thousands of alleged beneficiaries were not even aware of the project and had never been to their farms. Others had never lived or worked on a farm and did not qualify for grants. While the report led to more than 24 farms valued at more than R382 million being forfeited to the state, most of those implicated by the report have not faced prosecution, with a National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson telling BusinessDay that investigations were “still ongoing.

234. The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has paid a law firm more than R27 million for legal services that it could have obtained for free from the Office of the State Attorney.
The lucrative contract is with the law firm of Barnabas Xulu, a high-profile attorney who helped set up the Friends of Jacob Zuma Trust, and who is known for defending Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe.

235.  Energy minister, Jeff Radebe is entangled in a secret $1bn (R14.5bn) oil deal in war-ravaged South Sudan, but his investment pledge has raised eyebrows in government circles – and could land him in hot water. The minister’s team has already spent about R20m pursuing the mystery deal, including hiring a private jet to travel to the underdeveloped country.

236. Both the chairman and the chief executive officer of the Road Accident Fund (RAF) admitted in the latest annual report that the fund is insolvent, with liabilities exceeding assets by more than R206 billion at end March 2018. The annual report states that the fund “has been insolvent since 1981”. The total liabilities with regards to claims agreed to during the reporting period, but not paid at the end of the year, amounted to R38.3 billion. 

237.  The Government Employees’ Pension Fund (GEPF) faces a record long-term funding shortfall of R583 billion, partly due to bad investment decisions. This gap might ultimately have to be plugged by under-pressure taxpayers. This emerged from the fund’s latest actuarial valuation at the end of March last year, prepared by Alexander Forbes Financial Services in November last year. Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni approved the public release of the actuarial valuation in February, said the fund’s spokesperson, Matau Molapo.  “As at the valuation date the fund meets the minimum funding level, but as the contingency reserves are only partially funded they do not meet its long-term funding objectives,” the valuation said.Christo van Dyk, an independent auditor and fund pensioner, said that if the fund continued as it was its liabilities could equal its assets as early as next year, leaving itself without a buffer.

238.  Former Bosasa executive Angelo Agrizzi has calculated that the company received about R2.5bn in revenue annually via various contracts stemming from provincial governments, state departments and the private sector between 2000 and 2016. He says the company forked out about R75m a year on bribes or “gratuities” to secure these contracts. Testifying before the Zondo inquiry into state capture on Thursday, Agrizzi recollected that there were about 38 government officials and politicians on Bosasa’s payroll.

239.  The controversy that rocked Bosasa scandal has become more intense after Damning revelations were made. All these is coming after parliament made initial effort to extract the truth, but each time were fed with incomplete information. But right now South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa’s son Andile has admitted that corruption-accused company Bosasa paid him R2m in a business deal he “sincerely regrets”. In an exclusive interview  and investigation by News24, Andile Ramaphosa confirmed details which has now  lifted the lid on the secretive agreement. However, In December 2017, his company Blue Crane Capital signed an “advisory mandate” with Bosasa, resulting in it being receiving a monthly retainer fee of R150 000, which was later increased to R230 000. “It was a severe oversight on our part,” he said of the glaring red flags he claimed to have missed before putting pen to paper. “It is clear now with the benefit of hindsight that our due diligence was insufficient in retrospect of my father’s role going into the Presidency,” Ramaphosa Jr said in a written response to follow-up questions.

240.  Portia (Pankie) Sizani, wife of former ANC chief whip Stone Sizani, was found guilty on 24 fraud and money laundering charges in the Port Elizabeth trade court on March 29 2019. 

241. A Buffalo City ANC councillor – Kuhile Ciliza is under investigation for allegedly demanding a R50,000 bribe from a musician- Andile Lento for approving his request for funding.

242. ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule admitted to receiving monthly payments of R1m from Rajesh Gupta to help further his family’s business interests, the commission of inquiry into state capture heard on Friday.

243. The farms bought by the eThekwini Municipality from Rainbow Chicken two years ago to save and create jobs have been left barren. The city spent R15million on the acquisition of Uitkomst and Doornrug farms in Cato Ridge when Rainbow Chicken, which has since been renamed RCL Foods Limited, announced the sale of their farms due to tough trading conditions.

244.  Jacob Zuma helped stash Muammar Gaddafi’s “missing millions” in a bunker at Nkandla, speculation has been rife about whether the former president will have to face any criminal charges going forward. It is alleged that Msholozi accepted $30 million.

245.  Free Sate premier  Sisi Ntombela responded to a question from the DA that the cost of her provincial reason was R9 371 633.56. Roy Jankielsohn, DA councilor and leader of the official opposition in the Free State legislature, says the total amount amounts to more than R11,67 million, if the R2,3 million contributed by the legislature is included.

246. St John’s Ambulance in East London has been emptied of funds. This was the shocking statement from RMG Forensic Services investigator David Kirstein who said his company had been hired by  the Order of St. John’s in January 2018 to look at St John’s’ books . East London woman Anastasia Mariana Parkin, 51, was arrested on Friday by the Hawks for allegedly stealing R4m from the internationally-renowned first aid and health care training organization.

247.  The Sunday Times reported that the government is planning to spend R750 million to “spruce up” ministerial houses and other government buildings. According to the report, Public works minister Thulas Nexi revealed the plan, which includes:

  • R5 million for new carpets for the Union buildings.
  • R1 million for alterations to a kitchen and bathroom in a ministerial home.
  • R29 million on gates and a dog house.

Public works was asked for comment regarding the ‘spending spree’, but its spokesperson did not reply by the time of publication.

248.  The Hawks are investigating an alleged fraudulent payout of more than R110-million by the Eastern Cape health department. The money, desperately needed by hospitals and clinics, apparently found its way into the pockets of senior ANC officials in the province. Former infrastructure boss at the department, Mlamli Tuswa, says his attempts to raise the alarm about this irregular payment were ignored.

249. With a limited annual budget of about R1,4 billion to support deserving charities around the country – and demand outstripping supply – the National Lotteries Commission is in the spotlight as Carte Blanche investigates how a R27,5-milion grant to a Pretoria-based drug rehabilitation center was spent. Following allegations that the NPO has little to show for the money invested in its upgrade, we unravel the bookkeeping smoke and mirrors.

250. Members of the Johannesburg Roads Agency’s top management team — including its managing director Goodwill Mbatha — have been placed on suspension after a forensic investigation into tender rigging at the roads agency.

251.  Vhavenda King Toni Mphephu Ramabulana, whose kingship is in the balance after a Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) ruling against it, has reiterated his commitment to paying back a “gratuitous payment” of more than R17 million he got from VBS Mutual Bank. Ramabulana, along with 53 shareholders, businesspeople, politicians and traditional leaders are accused of having wrongly benefited from the liquidated VBS Bank. The latter are cited in Reserve Bank Advocate Terry Motau’s report, The Great Bank Heist. The report alleges the now liquidated bank lost nearly R2 billion through fraudulent means, resulting in closing down.

252.  Cyril Ramaphosa’s administration will spend nearly R750m to spruce up houses occupied by ministers, and other government-owned buildings. The upgrades, renovations and maintenance – which one analyst described as “frills” – have been criticized as excessive at a time when South Africans are battling price increases across the board. The splurge – which includes R5m on carpets for the Union Buildings in Pretoria, R1m for bathroom and kitchen upgrades to a ministerial house, R29m on a guardhouse and R29m on gates and a doghouse – comes as tax-collection revenue dwindles and credit ratings agencies scrutinize public finances. Public works minister Thulas Nxesi, in a written reply to parliament on Friday, revealed that his department will spend more than R730m from state coffers in the 2019/2020 financial year to spruce up the Union Buildings, houses for MPs and ministers, and their offices within the parliamentary precinct that fall within the government’s “prestige property portfolio”.

253.  Umgeni Water broke National Treasury’s rules and awarded a R220 million security tender to an ANC-linked company whose taxes were not in order at the time. In December, Umgeni Water awarded the three-year tender to guard the water utility’s assets to Reshebile Aviation and Protection Services, which at the time owed the SA Revenue Service (Sars) both payroll tax and VAT. Treasury forbids the awarding of tenders to companies which are not tax compliant. Reshebile’s Sars statements for 2017/18, obtained by City Press, reveal that the company owes R2.6 million in payroll taxes and R900 000 in VAT.

254. The explosive testimony of former Bosasa COO Angelo Agrizzi at the state capture inquiry has not only implicated politicians in widespread and orchestrated corruption, it has cost SA’s prominent Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) verification agency its accreditation status.  Empowerdex, which assists companies in complying with BEE rules and regulations, has had its accreditation suspended by the South African National Accreditation System (Sanas) – the only national institution responsible for carrying out accreditation of verification agencies. Sanas falls under the Department of Trade and Industry.  Empowerdex gets the bulk of BEE rating, verification and advisory work in SA, providing such services to more than 6 000 companies. A Sanas spokesperson confirmed to Moneyweb on Thursday that Empowerdex is under suspension – effective from April 4, 2019 – due to its “failure to comply with some of the accreditation requirements”. It did not disclose the reason for the firm’s suspension, citing confidentiality clauses in the processes through which it accredits firms. However, Empowerdex co-founder Vuyo Jack said the suspension of the company by Sanas is linked to the March 2019 testimony of Agrizzi, who alleged that a former Empowerdex employee received bribes from Bosasa in exchange for dishing out favorable BEE ratings on the company and its subsidiaries. Along with the bribing of prominent politicians and state officials, a favorable BEE rating would help Bosasa win state tenders since government prefers to do business with companies that have strong BEE credentials.

255.  The Msunduzi municipality, where KwaZulu-Natal’s capital Pietermaritzburg is located, has been placed under administration following a host of issues, including irregular expenditure, maladministration and absenteeism by councilors. The announcement came on Tuesday morning after Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube met with the ailing Msunduzi council. “After a long period of instability and poor results, the people of Pietermaritzburg deserve that we give them a municipality they can be proud of through our hard work and flawless performance,” she said. According to Dube-Ncube, the municipality could not hold its councilors accountable for deliberately absenting themselves from critical meetings. This resulted in a collapsing quorum, which rendered the council dysfunctional. She said unauthorized expenditure, an issue that plagues many municipalities in SA, was also a cause for concern.

256.  Eskom is trapped in a “death spiral” as it is borrowing money just to pay off older debts, said energy expert Anton Eberhard at this week’s Eskom briefing. “Something has to give,” he said. Eberhard is a member of Cyril Ramaphosa’s Eskom Sustainability Task Team, which is entirely separate from Eskom’s own technical team, and is focused on the longer-term prospects of the power monopoly. Provisional findings include that Eskom will eventually have to receive some kind of “blended finance” – meaning more non-commercial loans from development lenders.

257.  Transnet’s orgy of greed:  The rot will finally be exposed as forensic reports show billions of rands’ worth of kickbacks as well as wasteful expenditure by even junior-level staff . They bought luxury BMWs, Jeeps, Mercedes Benzes, and even houses for cash, and were unable to explain how they managed to afford it. These are the accouterments that relatively junior staff at Transnet managed to acquire through the state-owned company, indicating that rampant corruption many not only have been reserved for executives, but extended to lower-level employees who lived beyond their means. This comes as Transnet plans to reinvestigate a slew of graft scandals, where little action was taken by the previous management and board against those implicated in nine forensic reports. In early May, Transnet chairperson Popo Molefe and acting group chief executive Tau Morwe are expected to take the stand at the commission of inquiry into state capture to explain the pervasive corruption at the vital state logistics group, which controls the country’s ports and rail network. With annual revenue of more than R70 billion and vast operational needs, Transnet was a major target of the Gupta-led state capture project as well as other cartels wishing to benefit from lucrative tenders.

258. A company that scored tenders worth millions of rands from state-owned enterprises diverted money meant to fund supplier development programs to ANC deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte’s family members in return for them assisting it to snatch more state business.

259.  Jacob Zuma’s surprise sacking of South Africa’s finance minister at the end of 2015 sparked economic panic: The rand plunged to a record low against the dollar and even the normally steady bond market roiled. But one investment company, a little-known boutique operation, raked in at least 133 million rand (US$9.2 million) by trading on the turmoil. Related deals under investigation may have raised the total profit to as much as 500 million rand (US$32 million) as the country cycled through three finance ministers in just four days. Evidence uncovered by OCCRP shows that the firm in question, Regiments Capital, most likely knew for weeks that respected Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene would be dismissed in December 2015. The firing appeared abrupt to the rest of the world, but not to Eric Wood, then one of Regiments’ three directors. Weeks beforehand, Wood called a meeting with a senior manager at Regiments.

260.  eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede is expected to hand herself over to the Hawks and appear in the Durban Commercial Crimes court on Tuesday on a raft of corruption charges. In May last year it emerged that Gumede, a strong ally of former president Jacob Zuma, was being investigated by the Hawks for facilitating money laundering‚ fraud and corruption, allegedly to pay back cronies who helped her political ambitions. The Hawks had launched the investigation into Gumede following a forensic investigation into the awarding of a contract to hire and clean chemical toilets. In December a City Press article reported that a forensic report by Integrity Forensic Solutions named Gumede and Mondli Mthembu‚ a councillor who chairs the human-settlements committee in council‚ and three other officials who allegedly orchestrated a corruption and money laundering “scam” which saw eThekwini pay R25m to hire about 800 chemical toilets for six months.

261. The City of Tshwane is spending at least R60 000 daily on the abandoned R525 million Business Processing Outsourcing park (BPO) in Hammanskraal.Launched in 2016 by the then ANC administration, the project promised to create 3000 jobs through on-site training, technical support and incubators for small and medium micro-enterprises.

262. THE North West provincial government has confirmed that the JB Marks municipality has been placed under administration following a decision from the province’s executive committee, News24reports. The JB Marks municipality was formed following a merger of the Tlokwe and Ventersdorp municipalities, which caused protests – one of which saw the Ventersdorp municipal traffic building torched – and was opposed by Ventersdorp residents. The Democratic Alliance (DA) legally opposed the merger in the high court in Pretoria. The municipality has been plagued by corruption allegations which saw it undergo a complete shut down at the end of last year, over issues including its failure to deliver on a N14 development project promised to them since 2006. Before this, it was reported that R45m had been spent on upgrading a sports stadium in the area but only one toilet had been built.

263. Retired Judge Nkola Motata’s gravy train – which paid out nearly R14 million between 2007 and 2016 while he was on special leave – is set to continue while the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) drags its heels on the matter of his impeachment. Motata, 72, is estimated to have earned slightly less than R2.5 million since his retirement in 2017, bringing his total earnings since he ruined the phrase “sober as a judge” in January, 2007 – when he drunkenly reversed his Jaguar through Richard Baird’s wall near Sandton – to more than R16 million.  Despite being found guilty of drunken driving in January 2007, retired Judge Nkola Motata has been paid about R16 million of taxpayers’ money.

264.  A Bentley Bentayga retailing for about R4‑million and the renovation of a private home are at the center of a battle over who gets to run the Eastern Cape. Whats­App messages, seen by the Mail & Guardian, seem to indicate that the province’s ANC chair and premier candidate, Oscar Mabuyane, is implicated in receiving undue benefits, an allegation he denies.

265.  The South African National Treasury has compiled a series of reports detailing gross expenditure irregularities within the Eastern Cape. These reports have been obtained by City Press, and the information now made public. The Treasury reports rely on information gathered from special audit services conducted between 2011 and 2017. The audits scrutinized expenses related to mobile classrooms, roads and housing in the province. Who stole R1.6 billion from the Eastern Cape? A string of individuals, companies and national government agencies are mentioned in the reports as being involved in the syphoning of government funds. The Independent Development Trust (IDT), SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) and the Coega Development Corporation (CDC) are accused of smuggling money out from under the Eastern Cape’s government funding. The Social Housing Regulatory Authority (SHRA), a subsidiary of the national department of human settlements, is especially singled out in the reports. The Treasury found that the SHRA was allocated R341m intended for housing projects in rural and underprivileged communities. Not one single home was built in the Eastern Cape . The IDT and Sanral were both paid in excess of R170 million, funds allocated for work on roads and transport projects. Work that was often canceled, terminated or mismanaged. The IDT could not account for R21.7m. The CDC spent an “excessive” R101m on stones for 23km of road.

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AS you can see- the list of corrupt ANC cadres is long- and it’s about to get longer. And here you talk about BILLIONS.…a whole R 870 Billion of it by modest speculation. These political criminals go BIG…and I mean REALLY big! Yet none of these politically affiliated criminals above ever was reeled into a court and jailed for their misconducts such as theft and money laundering. This is one of the key problems spurring a tax revolt- tax money are stolen in all kinds of political scams by ANC affiliated cadres- but instead of being prosecuted- they are protected because most of them are top ANC “elites” themselves- that “guardians of morality and taxation” that quickly can tell the rest of the populace to pay taxes and complains bitterly when Zille announce a tax revolution. The hippocracy among the ANC “top hats” is overwhelming. How can a thieve then complain about  a home owner for protecting his own assets from being stolen by that thief? A tax revolution will mean lesser people will loose their hard earned money to political swindlers and less money available for political wasting. For the ANC and their lap dogs such as Mark Kingon to sit there and barf “it’s against the law” to start a tax revolution while they themselves are the biggest perpetrators of that same “law” and of tax theft is a bit ludicrous to say the least. That means we now have TWO sets of the same “law”- one for the law abiding citizen- and one for the “untouchable” political criminal.

 

 

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The Law– that set of rules and regulations instituted by a country’s ruling government to upheld it’s constitution and ensure discipline, safety, fairness, order, good governance and equality among all it’s people. Laws are written by people in the highest legislature who were elected on a fair and honest  system by the majority of a country’s inhabitants….people that are supposed to be academically impartial, patriotic to the  progress of the country- and of the highest integrity- people that is trustworthy to carry the interests of the citizens at heart The law Is supposed to protect the citizens of a country- the law is supposed to enforce discipline and order among it’s citizens- the law is supposed to be fair and impartial. The law is supposed to be sound guidelines onto which every country’s principles and moral values are based. The law is supposed to protect it’s citizens from malicious elements within it’s society- and punish those that offend against those principles and values as being adhered to by the majority of the citizens. That is the Dutch-Roman laws we as Westerners grew up with- and were taught to obey in order to ensure a healthy functional and safe environment for all. That is why we have these laws. They form the essence- the nucleus of every society in order to maintain a healthy  and prosperous society. Because of the diversity of cultures in a country- these laws must therefore be planned and written very carefully as not to offend or infringe any damage to any segment of that society. Should the law then be corrupted or influenced as such- it could spell the danger of an implosion or even the extinction of that society. To ensure the continuation of any society- that laws must at all times be adhered to, obeyed and respected by all levels of that society- including it’s ruling society. That is the earmark of a perfect controlled society.

BUT what happens if that same laws are turned against us- used as a rod to unfairly “punish”  and control us? What happens if the ruling party can simply change or amend that constitution or law at will to fit their own political agenda like the way the ANC want to change section 25 of the property act? What happens if that same laws are used to inflict damage against those it was designed to supposedly protect? What happens if those same laws are utilized to specifically inflict harm on it’s citizens – or a part of it such as tax laws, BEEE , AA or “land expropriation” laws that ostensibly will and shall inflict financial as well as social harm to the populace or part of it? What if the chosen rulers themselves are not adhering the law- but have different sets of laws and values for different classes of society? What if the rulers themselves are constantly breaking that laws and never were brought to justice? Is that law still valid if not upheld and enforced upon ALL citizens irrespective of gender, creed, race,  religion or political affiliation? 

 

 

 

What if those same rulers change those laws to suit their own selfish ventures while oppressing the populace or part of it? What happens if those laws were written specifically to oppress, dehumanize, impoverish or exclude certain segments of the country’s homogeneous citizens from their basic human rights- while only certain “chosen ones “ can benefit from those laws? What happens if that laws were written by alien infiltrators posing as a country’s citizens- or when laws were written by individuals that do not even believe in Dutch-Roman Western morals, values and discipline? What happens if those laws are turned against a certain part of the population with the intend to put them in grave danger, disown- or even exterminate their existence as a homogeneous group? What if those laws are changed on a regular basis only to benefit a certain few? Is the law then still applicable? Is the law then still deemed fair and impartial? Is it still a law at all? What if the judiciary system- the very system that is supposed to enforce that law- is corrupted or influenced by outside factors? Must it still be obeyed- or should it be discarded as a possible threat to society and the “Law of Society “ not rather then be adopted as the guideline with which the society must control and navigate their own environment and destiny?  This is the question every citizen- irrespective color or creed- MUST ask himself. Freedom is the essence of any society- the core of society- freedom of speech, movement, trade and ownership-and laws are created around the preservation of that freedom.    Once that freedom is threatened- it becomes obligatory for the citizen to stand up and start asking questions as to why? If obstinate silence will prevail- then the inevitable omen  of loosing that freedom becomes a reality. We are people- not sheep- we have a free will- we have free spirits that God gave us- and God never said we must be ruled by means of dictatorships or oppression. The South African ruling mob  apparently have missed the basic essence of applying this laws and what these laws were designed for. In  that “Azanian”  mad house it  only seems to apply  for the white “sheeple” and not for the non-white goats and the  political “untouchables.” 

 

 

UNFORTUNATELY we do not live in a perfect world. Unfortunately we do not live in a perfect country. Unfortunately we do not even live in a perfect society- especially in a very chaotic South Africa where everything currently under the ANC rule is in turmoil. There are many countries that do not even come close to a “perfect society. “ Our countries ‘ rulers are not even the choice of it’s people anymore. Most countries’ rulers were instated by means of corruption , political selection and deception. Devious outside forces have infiltrated our ruling societies , corrupted them- and exploit them in order to impoverish us for their own greedy nature.  Most countries do not even have rulers no more- but factually political con-artists who’s best interests are their own selfish gain. Most countries have rulers that are being influenced by mentally deranged corporate demons that only hunger for power and might. Most countries have rulers that are corrupt and wicked. Most elections are not even “free and fair” anymore- but factually pre-arranged like we have seen in South Africa , USA- and lately in Scotland – where votes were rigged, voters ballot papers destroyed, tampered with- and in some cases- the electoral commissions- the supposedly guard dogs – THEMSELVES being part of the corruption. Thus- if the elected “leaders “ then assume portfolios  in the highest positions of public office due to corruption- what type of laws can we expect then when they are the ones that eventually will be writing and enforcing them? Will it still be deemed as “fair” and “impartial?”

When we look at the type of governing office bearers we have today across the globe- we will find that most of them are being controlled by financial corporate moguls…most are connected or involved in secret societies– most are being bribed by corporate wolves- and most of them do not even belong in that position or office they occupy. Our societies thus then have been infiltrated and our true leaders usurped by wolves and vultures of the worst kind. This then brings us back to the laws we have to obey. The question is- WHO’s “laws”…our society’s …or theirs? Are the laws written to protect our societies- or to protect these villains in political power against us? They mere fact that these corporate predators  have wormed themselves into our countries’ highest legislatures through deception does by no means give them a blanco cheque to start writing “laws” that on the end of the day- will do more damage to our societies than good. Once such a law was identified that have the potential to harm any segment of the society- it should then therefore be scrapped and declared nil and void immediately- NOT kept on the books as long as only a certain element of society or scrupulous politicians benefit from it. The country belongs to the people- rulers are public employees paid by the taxes of the people- and they should adhere and obey the wishes of the people. Ironically in most countries the ruling office bearers these days have this contorted idea that they are the owners of the country – thus “untouchable” by the law and therefore have a free hand to do whatever they wish. By building a “ring of steel” around them through exploitation of the security forces and implementation of sets of “laws” to oppress and impoverish the very people that voted some of them in power- they keep the populace at a distance while they plunder and rob the resources on instructions  of their corporate controllers. History has uncountable examples of such devious socio-corporate dictatorships such as Caligula, Ivan the Terrible, Nero, Stalin, Idi Amin, Pol Pot,  George Bush, Tony Blair– ,  Obama,  Mbeki, Jacob Zuma and David Cameron to name but a few. Normally it only is a small clique that abuse the power given to them by the people that cause whole countries to implode if they are not stopped in time. Why then can a small band of dictatorial thugs get the cream of the crop while the majority have to live-off the indigestion? When are South Africans going to stand up and say to the criminals in the ANC, EFF and DA ” enough is enough?” For 24 years you have been given a chance to uplift South Africa to even higher levels than the white government did pre-1994 – but the only thing you as main political parties did was giving lip service and sleep in parliament while the country was robbed blind and forced into junk status behind your backs by your own kind sitting in your own benches in parliament.

 

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This then brings us back again to the question of the law. Many scrupulous politicians will hide behind the fact that it is difficult to govern a country- which in fact- it is. The question is then if you do not want to run a country- or feel incompetent to do so- why then choose to become a president, prime minister- or politician? To blame a previous dispensation or dynasty for the current problems only expose one’s inability to act as a leader. Why then proceed with a Republican or “Democratic” system instead of a confederate system where the country is divided in various states each with it’s own legislature? This SURELY would ease the burden of trying to run a country which seem to be an impossibility due to diverse ethical differences. In the olden days gone by- each CITY and TOWN had their own a KINGS -and taxes from that city or town went to the city or town alone. One city’s downfall or ill-governing did not affect any other city. So – why must a whole country suffer due to a small band of despots taking the wrong decisions?  And taxes from that city or town went to the city or town alone. Ironically do these politicians find it hard to govern a country and please each citizen effectively- but very well have the ability to  TAX each and every citizen  effectively!  What are we missing here? It was with the Assyrian Empire and their conquests that things start to change and all taxes came to one supreme power- and the Romans officially brought in the Pax Romana. Today we have a very evil system of taxation that borders to impoverishment of the people. The taxes do not even go for the benefit of the people anymore- but rather does the lion-share go straight to the pockets of devious politicians, corporate oligarchs and alien banksters. Out of every $10.00 you earn- around $ 6.00  goes to these verminous scavengers who preys on the hard working general populace. This high-way white collar robberies are executed and protected  by LAWS– iow THEIR laws.

 

 

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Again we are faced with the question: When is it legal to take the law in your own hands? The answer is straight forward quite simple: The day YOU were forced to stop ruling your government- and your government started to rule YOU…i.o.w you as the people were conned/forced/propagated/cheated into relinquishing the power to political infiltrators posing as your rulers! Whenever the nature between the power of the people and the power of the rulers are disturbed- the perfect equilibrium gets unbalanced- leading to sometimes catastrophic social inequities such as we have seen in France, Russia , Vietnam, Britain- and recently South Africa. The USA and Europe is to follow soon IF the people do not wrestle the power they once had as sovereign nations back from the hands of their current fake Zionist rulers. Once in power- they will NEVER relinquish it again- but by means of deception, taxation, secret societies, alien influx, unions, oppression, diversion, propaganda, impoverishment and corruption they will rule until- IF I may use the words of Jacob Zuma: “ ‘Till Jesus come.” Whenever a nation is forced to submit to it’s unchosen rulers by means of “laws” – it changes the game from a free country into a despotic dictatorship– and it becomes time that the nation ITSELF take the law into their own hands- abide by The Law of Society– and oppose the dictatorships that oppress them….even if it means a revolution or a tax rebellion.  This  action might be the last ditch effort to stop unnecessary genocides like Rwanda and this we now have in South Africa against white Afrikaners – or the impoverishment of half the nation as the ANC are doing now- and the survival of that nation into the 22d century.

 

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A tax revolt is already happening in South Africa

Did you know: ,ONE  of the main challenges to the domestic South African market stimulation is the relatively high tax structure that makes vehicle ownership almost impossible for many. These taxes include import duties, ad valorem tax, VAT, and CO2 tax which combined account for about 42% of the purchase price of vehicles in South Africa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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