BLF asks for the removal of Pravin Gordhan from Finance Committee; to lay charges against Committee

By BO Staff Writer The black radical political formation, Black First Land First (BLF) has asked the parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance to remove former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, from the committee and parliament. In a letter addressed to the Committee, the movement also said it plans to open a case against the Committee on …

Pravin Gordhan loots Special Pension Fund of R11 million – he must go!

By BO Staff Writer The Head of Treasury and Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, has been looting the Military Veterans Special Pension Fund between 2009 and 2014. Gordhan is the current Minister of Finance. He was also the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, serving from 2014–2015. He previously also held the Minister of Finance …

Pravin Gordhan stole R11 million?

By BO Staff Writer A memorandum dated 17 March 2017 by the Serious Corruption Investigation Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (a component of the HAWKS), indicates damning evidence of corruption and theft of R11 million by the Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, from the Special Pension Fund at the Department of Defence and Military Veterans. …

Will Pravin Gordhan punish the poor for banks?

By BO Staff Writer The South Africa Social Security Agency (SASSA) saga is being turned into an opportunity to surrender the lucrative administration of grants to the banks. Sources close to the departments say the grant crisis has pitted Minister for Social Development, Bathabile Dlamini against Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan. Dlamini has put up …

Conflict of interest: Pravin Gordhan declares his shares in major banks

By BO Staff Writer Today, parliament’s Ethics Committee released the Register of Interests for Members of Parliament (MPs). ENCA journalist, Lester Kiewit tweeted various pages of the thick book of truths. Kiewit tweeted four pages of declared interests of the Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa who has shares in multinational companies like McDonald’s, received a litany …

BLF to picket 50 ABSA branches nationwide

By BO Staff Writer In a press statement released this morning, from a press conference held yesterday, the Black First land First (BLF) movement announced that it would picket 50 ABSA branches on Saturday, following the leaked preliminary report of the public protector finding that ABSA should pay back money it stole from state coffers …