Apartheid-era looting of the state needs investigating - Friedman

Political analyst Professor Steven Friedman says there is a need for an inquiry into the apartheid-era looting of the state despite factional agendas.

Talk At Nine host Karima Brown looks at the importance of examining collusion between business and government following the Public Protector's leaked report, revealing that Absa could be forced to repay R2.25 billion back to the fiscus.

Friedman says it is clear that there is a patronage faction at work. It is trying to expose those who accuse it of corruption as pawns of white-owned business wanting to retain its grip on the economy.

You don't reject necessary action simply because of the motives of the people who are suggesting it.

Professor Steven Friedman, research professor at UJ

Quite clearly there was significant collusion between business and government under apartheid. We need to know about that not only because we need to understand our history, but also because many people feel collusion between business and government did not go away in 1994.

Professor Steven Friedman, research professor at UJ

Listen to the full interview with Professor Steven Friedman below...


Recommended

by THE NEWSROOM
Read More
Fake Twitter accounts benefit Zuma and the Guptas - Justice Malala

Fake Twitter accounts benefit Zuma and the Guptas - Justice Malala

It's about discrediting former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela and Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, says political commentator.

Absa's Maria Ramos speaks out on Public Protector's leaked report

Absa's Maria Ramos speaks out on Public Protector's leaked report

Absa CEO Maria Ramos says she trusts the Public Protector despite "factual and legal inaccuracies" findings in her leaked report.

5 things you need to know to understand the 'Public Protector vs Absa' debacle

5 things you need to know to understand the 'Public Protector vs Absa' debacle

Can’t wrap your head around it? You’re not alone. The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Intellidex MD Stuart Theobald.

Absa bail out leads to call for enquiry into SA's long history of state capture

Absa bail out leads to call for enquiry into SA's long history of state capture

Institute for Justice and Reconciliation's Hennie van Vuuren weighs in on the Absa lifeboat scandal.

Initial Absa report gave no clarity on how money would be repaid - Dennis Davis

Initial Absa report gave no clarity on how money would be repaid - Dennis Davis

M&G reported on leaked Public Protector's report which found Absa must pay apartheid era R2.2 billion bank bailout to the fiscus.

No clarity on provisional Public Protector report into Absa, says Adv Hoffman

No clarity on provisional Public Protector report into Absa, says Adv Hoffman

A leaked Public Protector report allegedly reveals Absa may have to pay R2.2bn to the fiscus for an unlawful apartheid-era bailout.

Absa may have to pay R2.25 billion for unlawful apartheid era bank bailout

Absa may have to pay R2.25 billion for unlawful apartheid era bank bailout

M&G's Pauli Van Wyk speaks about Public Protector's preliminary report implicating Absa, Reserve Bank, Treasury and Presidency.

Fana Hlongwane sues Absa for closing his accounts

Fana Hlongwane sues Absa for closing his accounts

Former arms deal consultant and businessman Fana Hlongwane wants Absa to pay him R7 million for closing his accounts in 2013.

Absa backs Gordhan in proving hands are tied in Gupta-banks saga

Absa backs Gordhan in proving hands are tied in Gupta-banks saga

Pravin Gordhan applied for an order confirming he could not interfere in banks’ decisions to cut ties with the Gupta family.

Eskom CEO, #WitsShutDown and State of Capture report marks explosive 2016

Eskom CEO, #WitsShutDown and State of Capture report marks explosive 2016

EWN reporter, Gia Nicolaides, shares her news year for 2016.

'ConCourt ruling on surrogacy is end of the road for my client'- lawyer

'ConCourt ruling on surrogacy is end of the road for my client'- lawyer

Attorney Robynne Friedman says her client tried all avenues to conceive but failed, and her age disqualifies her for adoption.

Zuma wants state capture report back to Mkhwebane for 'further investigation'

Zuma wants state capture report back to Mkhwebane for 'further investigation'

Political analyst Eusebius McKaiser and Business Day legal writer Franny Rabkin look at the legalities of the President's case.

Mkhwebane denies laying charges against former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela.

Mkhwebane denies laying charges against former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela.

Public Protector Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane Public Protector calling on police to investigate leaked interviews.

Does new Public Protector believe Madonsela violated the law?

Does new Public Protector believe Madonsela violated the law?

Sunday Times reporter Qaanitah Hunter looks at the charges laid against former Public Protector by her predecessor.

ANC balance of power shifts to opposing faction to President's - Steven Friedman

ANC balance of power shifts to opposing faction to President's - Steven Friedman

Steven Friedman added his analysis to this week's events from state capture report, Eskom's CEO shedding a tear, and ANC future.

Public Protector CEO resignation raises questions

Public Protector CEO resignation raises questions

CEO of the Public Protector's Office Advocate Louisa Zondo has resigned for personal reasons, raising suspicion and speculation.

Mkhwebane denies trash talking Madonsela (and doesn't want to be compared)

Mkhwebane denies trash talking Madonsela (and doesn't want to be compared)

Busisiwe Mkhwebane says she feels she's being unfairly compared to her predecessor adding that she wants to do things differently.

New Public Protector focuses on cost cutting and tackling backlog

New Public Protector focuses on cost cutting and tackling backlog

During the public briefing, Busisiwe Mkhwebane said that Madonsela has run her race and this is her time to also run her race.

Popular articles
I was not introduced to Ajay Gupta - Grootes

I was not introduced to Ajay Gupta - Grootes

Stephen Grootes says he believes former Eskom CEO Brian Dames when said he was not formally introduced to the Gupta family.

Minister Zwane confirms trips to Dubai and Switzerland

Minister Zwane confirms trips to Dubai and Switzerland

EWN parliamentary correspondent Gaye Davis says Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane received detailed and tough questions.

Vavi: I can't sleep at night for making Zuma the president

Vavi: I can't sleep at night for making Zuma the president

Zwelinzima Vavi says South Africa is paying dearly for choices they've made in being angry with Mbeki and not thinking logically.

Zweli Mkhize 'taken by surprise' with latest cabinet reshuffle

Zweli Mkhize 'taken by surprise' with latest cabinet reshuffle

The ANC treasurer-general confirmed Mantashe’s comments that the President did not consult the ANC leadership on the reshuffle.

Zuma is paying it forward and stacking the deck in his favor - Brown

Zuma is paying it forward and stacking the deck in his favor - Brown

Political analyst Karima Brown says the latest Cabinet Reshuffle is a move to strengthen his hand at the December conference.

"Duduzane Zuma is the Gupta family's greatest asset"

"Duduzane Zuma is the Gupta family's greatest asset"

Sunday Times journo Thanduxolo Jika who broke the front page story about the Gupta family emails vouches for their authenticity.

So what exactly is radical economic transformation?

So what exactly is radical economic transformation?

Wits associate professor of economics Christopher Malikane speaks to Azania Mosaka about the term that is being bandied about.

‘My worst fear is being 80 years old and poor’ – famed actor Dr. John Kani

‘My worst fear is being 80 years old and poor’ – famed actor Dr. John Kani

"My earliest memory of money is my father saying, ‘Why do you want to do this thing? How are you going to feed the family?'"

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

The EFF lawyer stole the show during the state capture report court battle.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...