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Transnet has distanced itself from third-party payments made by software giant SAP to win contracts with South Africa’s state-owned ports and rail operator, saying they are an issue for the German company and its business partners

Public protector Thulisile Madonsela has cleared communications minister Siphiwe Nyanda of any misconduct. This followed two investigations into tenders awarded to a company Nyanda is allegedly linked to. “It is our hope that these findings put to rest the string of continued malicious allegations made against the minister by opposition parties with regard to what was perceived to be conflict of interest,” Nyanda’s spokesman Tiyani Rikhotso said on Wednesday evening.

The Congress of the People (Cope) found it “unacceptable” that communications minister Siphiwe Nyanda was reportedly let off the hook on four out five complaints they lodged against him relating to comments he made about former Transnet CEO Siyabonga Gama. “We find it unacceptable,” party member Julie Killian said on Monday. “We believe that this is the time that President Jacob Zuma must demonstrate that he is against corruption,” she said by phone from Brazil.