Denel CEO Zwelakhe Ntshepe has resigned from the arms manufacturer. Ntshepe’s resignation comes after leaks that Denel gave North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo’s son an R1.1-million bursary to become a pilot. It was reported at the time that Denel had bent the rules to suit Supra Mahumapelo’s son. Oarabile Mahumapelo missed the Denel cut-off date to apply for a bursary and regardless of this, a bursary of R1.1-million was approved for him to study. It covers tuition fees, flying, accommodation, food, and laundry for the 17 months of the successful course. To worsen the situation, it was at an institution not permitted for funding by the government. Defence and aviation are not on the list of authorised study fields. Zwelakhe Ntshepe purportedly signed the contract. Denel confirmed that Mahumapelo’s son was one of three students from three provinces. Michael Kgobe is appointed as an interim CEO and head of aeronautics by Denel’s board. Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan wants Denel to investigate a bursary given to the North West premier’s son.
Gauteng – The Public Servants Association (PSA) says it will go on strike from next Monday to voice its unhappiness with the public-sector wage negotiations. PSA vowed to cripple the economy with its upcoming strike. The Public Servants Association has assured public protest strikes including at SASSA, over long-standing failed wage discussions. The union said […]
Trade union Solidarity will disclose a dossier at a media conference tomorrow, making further revelations regarding Denel’s large-scale misappropriation of funds. Over the past weekend, Solidarity revealed that the state-owned entity Denel, who had difficulty paying its employees’ salaries at the end of last year due to financial problems, awarded an R1,1 million bursary to […]
Matthews Moraba The Premier Soccer League (PSL) has confirmed that SuperSport United league clash against Orlando Pirates has been postponed. Matsatsantsa were set to welcome the Buccaneers at Mbombela Stadium on April 7, but due to their Confederations Cup commitment, United will have to travel to Kenya to face Gor Mahia FC in the first […]