The Fair-trade Independent Tobacco Association says it has welcomed a status quo shift that no longer accommodates Big Tobacco ‘dictating’ public perception.
It is believed they’ve been banding together in fear of prosecution and many ‘want to get all of this off their chest’.
Since the tragedy, there have been a plethora of questions about what led to the drowning and whether the school was negligent.
Jimmy Roos School principal Sakkie Joubert denies hitting the boy, despite a version of the alleged events painting a very different picture.
A damning forensic report has revealed evidence of bribes and corruption, resulting in criminal charges being pressed against George mayor Melvin Naik and other implicated officials.
Lesufi confirmed that a police investigation into the incident has already been initiated.
Real estate regulator staff went to Ghana to ‘learn to please God’ at taxpayer expense

Real estate regulator staff went to Ghana to ‘learn to please God’ at taxpayer expense

An independent investigation found the public servants learnt about the ’12 gates of the soul’, among other things, but picked up nothing about the property industry.

How more Lottery millions were paid to the big boss’ cousin

Only a fraction of an R11m grant to I Am Made for God’s Glory appears to have gone to its intended purpose.

Inquiry into struggle martyr Neil Aggett’s ‘suicide’ in custody to start on Monday

According to the police, Aggett hanged himself while he was held at the then-John Vorster Square police station.

Kittens, cat thrown out of moving car during festive season in Free State

Only one of the four kittens was rescued, while the incident took place no more than 2km from the Virginia SPCA.

Sasol remains tight-lipped after armed robbers storm solvents plant

Sasol maintains that the armed robbery was unsuccessful and that nothing was stolen, but information indicates that four vehicles were stolen, and that thieves were looking for a specific chemical.

Menlyn Maine confirms body of man found locked in bathroom stall

The shopping centre’s manager said that a cleaner found an unresponsive, uninjured 25-year-old male locked in a toilet stall over the weekend.

Cape Town probes claims that language tender to train staff was ‘over-inflated by 500%’

According to the owner of the Eden Language Academy, the tender ‘catapulted the price per learner from about R1,600 for a course to R8,969’.

New corruption cloud hangs over Mtubatuba Municipality

Since Cogta’s intervention in March 2019, forensic investigations have revealed corruption and looting reportedly costing the municipality an estimated financial loss of R136 million.

Defence force’s struggle to control its weapons continues to raise questions

Defence force’s struggle to control its weapons continues to raise questions

The most recent theft of automatic rifles from an army base is hardly an isolated incident.

Father hands himself over to Pretoria police after allegedly kidnapping newborn in KZN

It was alleged that the mother of Megan de Lange had an ‘agreement’ with the father and his wife to adopt the baby, something she has since denied.

‘Mysterious’ death of pod of hippos in Kruger Park being investigated

A few years ago, state veterinarians managed to confirm the cause of death of a number of animals that occurred in the Crocodile Bridge section of the park.

SARB hits back at Mkhwebane’s claims of ‘challenges’ in VBS probe – report

This comes after the public protector claimed that her office was experiencing challenges in the investigation.

R19m and counting: How top Lottery executives coin it

GroundUp’s ongoing investigation of the Lotteries Commission shows it’s a lucrative place to work, but some government agencies are sitting even prettier.

Commission ‘suspects corruption’ in department of social development

Officials at the public hearings into the state of shelters sent the acting director-general of the department of social development away this week, instructing him to prepare himself properly before returning to give them answers.

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