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Posted : 08 November 2011

Kabuso report: the full story and supporting documents

 Category: The Report

ACTING Judge Duncan Zolani Dukada ruled yesterday that the full Kabuso forensic report on maladministration in the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality must be handed over to The Herald in the next five days.

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Posted : 07 November 2011

Calls mount for probe into how prime public land ‘held hostage’

 Category: Van Stadens Resort

COMMUNITY leaders and environmental activists have criticised the “holding hostage” of a prime piece of Eastern Cape coastline by wealthy businessman Kobus Smit and his former business partner Mkhuseli Faku.

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Posted : 07 November 2011

Mining magnate made R30m profit on Swartkops power station

 Category: Van Stadens Resort

ENIGMATIC businessman Kobus Smit, who moved to the Eastern Cape in the mid-1990s from the Northern Cape, had previous dealings with former Port Elizabeth mayor Nceba Faku before being granted the right to lease and renovate the Van Stadens Resort in 2004.

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Posted : 07 November 2011

Faku breaks his silence

 Category: The Fallout

BREAKING his silence for the first time since tensions surfaced between him and mayor Zanoxolo Wayile three months ago, Nelson Mandela Bay ANC boss Nceba Faku blasted his critics last night, saying he was not interested in government jobs and had turned down senior parliamentary offers to stay in the city.

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Posted : 01 November 2011

New twist in ANC chaos

 Category: The Report

ANC heavyweights Lulu Johnson and Thobile Mhlahlo have condemned the leadership chaos in the party in Nelson Mandela Bay, with Mhlahlo coming out in full support of the branches calling for the regional executive to step down.

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Posted : 27 October 2011

Housing director lifts lid on deal-cutting

 Category: The Fallout

JOSTLING by Nelson Mandela Bay political leaders to be cut into lucrative municipal deals has been laid bare in detailed affidavits by municipal housing director Mvuleni Mapu, which are contained in the Kabuso report’s explosive annexures.

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Posted : 27 October 2011

No change at power station despite profit

 Category: The Fallout

ALTHOUGH Port Elizabeth-based mining magnate Kobus Smit has profited handsomely from the city’s disused Swartkops power station, he has failed to redevelop it as he promised a decade ago, Kabuso report annexures reveal.

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Posted : 27 October 2011

Tender was tailor-made for Jeeva

 Category: Jeeva Connection

THE controversial multimillion-rand municipal automatic meter-reading deal was tailor-made so that only the winning bidder, Unique Mbane, could qualify, according to a secret report contained in the Kabuso annexures.

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Posted : 26 October 2011

‘We’re going to clean up the rot’

 Category: The Report

AFTER a turbulent fortnight in Nelson Mandela Bay politics, mayor Zanoxolo Wayile and his boss, Local Goverment MEC Mlibo Qoboshiyane, came out guns blazing yesterday, vowing to clean up the rot which has pushed the city’s administration to the brink of collapse.

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Posted : 26 October 2011

Why heads should roll

 Category: The Fallout

Herald reporter Brian Hayward explains in a nutshell the most controversial issues exposed in the 175-page explosive forensic report

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Posted : 26 October 2011

Secrets brought to light from letters

 Category: The Fallout

TWO projects singled out by Local Government MEC Mlibo Qoboshiyane when he finally made public the Kabuso report yesterday are laid bare in secret letters to political bigwigs and confidential special investigations attached in the report’s annexures.

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Posted : 26 October 2011

Ratepayers, opposition, unions welcome Kabuso victory

 Category: The Fallout

NELSON Mandela Bay organisations, unions and political parties have welcomed yesterday’s release of the full Kabuso Forensic Report to The Herald and Weekend Post.

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Posted : 26 October 2011

Kabuso Report: A timeline

 Category: The Report

The Herald takes you step by step through the process that finally saw the paper handed the Kabuso Report.

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Posted : 26 October 2011

Metro’s chance at a fresh start

 Category: The Report

THE intervention and commitment to clean governance in the affairs of the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality made by Local Government MEC Mlibo Qoboshiyane yesterday in finally addressing publicly the findings of the Kabuso Report is to be welcomed as the beginning of a promising fresh start for the beleaguered metro.

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Posted : 21 October 2011

Ruling a victory for democracy

 Category: The Report

THE much-lauded ruling by acting Judge Nceba Dukada that the full Kabuso forensic report on maladministration in the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality be handed over to The Herald is a landmark victory for the people on a number of levels.

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Posted : 05 October 2011

Release full Kabuso Report now

 Category: The Fallout

IT is no secret that the Kabuso Report played a significant role in the political demise of former mayor Nondumiso Maphazi. Ironically, it now seems as if history might just repeat itself as the current mayor is slowly but surely committing political suicide by refusing to release the now infamous forensic report.

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Posted : 07 September 2011

Samwu threatens court action over municipal manager delay

 Category: The Fallout

THE SA Municipal Workers’ Union yesterday demanded the immediate announcement of the new Nelson Mandela Bay municipal manager and said it was prepared to take the matter to court if the interview process was tampered with.

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Posted : 13 October 2010

Municipality carries no torch for businessman Jeeva or his companies

 Category: Jeeva Connection

THE article written by Brian Hayward entitled “Municipality mum on dealings with property magnate landlord” (The Herald, October 11) refers. Information both on the Kwantu Towers lease and the automatic meter-reader (AMR) contract has been supplied to The Herald on several occasions, including providing Hayward with files and documentation thereon.

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Posted : 11 October 2010

Municipality mum on dealings with property magnate landlord

 Category: Jeeva Connection

THE Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has drawn a veil of secrecy around two high-profile business dealings between it and property magnate Yossuf Jeeva.

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Posted : 06 October 2010

Hearing of Richards case held up again

 Category: The Report

THE Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has been barred from resuming its disciplinary hearings against municipal manager Graham Richards until a Port Elizabeth High Court motion for the release of a forensic report detailing municipal transactions during his tenure has been heard.

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MrAnderson 23 January 2012 4:55 pm

Charlize Theron, did attend school in Benoni, she was attend Putfontein High School , its a farm school ?…

aL 21 January 2012 1:46 pm

As far as I’m aware, Charlize Theron did not attend Benoni High School or any other high school in Benoni. A bit arbitrary to note a high school dropout in an article regarding secondary education sim…

dokhotelo 19 January 2012 9:59 pm

……and another idea for the Editrix and the Good Knight Editors Round Table at the Vuvuzerald. A more local and City unique issue. Better than frolicking visiting orcas and other frolicking visitor…

dokhotelo 19 January 2012 9:14 pm

No problem!..Here’s another one: how about building a proper dock (or whatever structure) for an aircraft carrier? : “Zuma now wants to buy a warship Jacob Zuma wants an aircraft carrier, and it will …

heralded 19 January 2012 5:38 pm

hey dokhotelo…thanks for the tip off……..

dokhotelo 18 January 2012 12:46 pm

..Local villagers of PeeYee city can boast over something else than the uniquely humongous flag pole or the esoteric arguments of creationists vs non-creationists: “”””Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg,…

CSCDF 18 January 2012 10:52 am

On behalf of the CSCDF, we would like to extend a word of gratitude to all the matriculants at Cookhouse High School for the outstanding achievement in the national examindations last year. We wish …

mcstrange 18 January 2012 5:34 am

Eliza Rothner is a true hero. She deserves front page praise for saving this little lad’s life. Well done. …

alcan 16 January 2012 12:24 pm

Since when do you need a permit for Shark fishing? I have a annual fishing permit but restricted as to where i fish,no sight of areas allowed yet could anyone enlighten me as to where i can fish in th…

dokhotelo 16 January 2012 10:43 am

It seems “frolicking” is becoming more popular at the beaches………