• The Special Investigating Unit is probing allegations that eight companies linked to businessman Hamilton Ndlovu irregularly benefited from National Health Laboratory Service tenders valued at R172 million. • The Special Tribunal granted the unit and laboratory service an order freezing Ndlovu's assets, including properties, valued at R42 million. • Ndlovu was thrust into the spotlight after a video of him showing off five new luxury cars went viral.
• The court granted a provisional restraint order valued at R1.4 billion. • The order related to Eskom officials and businessmen involved in corruption, fraud and money laundering at the Kusile Power Station. • The Eskom Files previously revealed how Eskom officials benefitted off payments from companies involved in the matter.
The SIU will probe four tenders issued by the Department of Water and Sanitation to technology group EOH. EOH says the SIU probe came about after it lodged a complaint with the investigative unit. The technology company said its new EOH leadership remained committed to doing business ethically.
• Deputy President David Mabuza is confident that SA will vaccinate 70% of the country’s population before the end of the year. • His confidence arises from mobile pop-up sites gaining ground. • Mabuza has also encouraged door-to-door campaigns to further ramp up the vaccination rollout.
• The wife of an SANDF general has been charged with fraud and corruption relating to the alleged falsifying of tender documents. • The matter was postponed after she changed her legal representation. • Nombasa Ntsondwa-Ndhlovu was awarded SANDF tenders to the tune of millions.
Three companies awarded multimillion-rand contracts to supply the social development department with personal protective equipment (PPE) have been fined for failing to register with the South African Revenue Service (SARS).
• The Mopani district municipality in Limpopo paid more than R513m to contractors irregularly appointed. • The internal audit report found the bid adjudication committee was improperly constituted. • The municipality has since dismissed some officials including the deputy chief financial officer.
• The Hawks have warned that more suspects linked to controversial tenders at the National Health Laboratories Services would be arrested. • Felicia Sekete, 32, and NHLS chief financial officer Michael Sass appeared in court linked with the controversial R14.4 million PPE tender. • The two are out on R20 000 bail.