Today's Labour News

newsThis news aggregator site highlights South African labour news from a wide range of internet and print sources. Each posting has a synopsis of the source article, together with a link or reference to the original. Postings cover the range of labour related matters from industrial relations to generalist human resources.

FortHareNews24 reports that University of Fort Hare (UFH) service provider Terrence Joubert is alleged to have concealed information that his alleged accomplice, Isaac Plaatjies, had fake qualifications.

Plaatjies is believed to be the mastermind behind a racketeering scheme that milked the university out of R171 million. He was the university's director for investigations and vetting, until his arrest in November. Joubert is the director of Tarlec Security Solutions, a company that allegedly received R7.7 million to vet the qualifications of UFH staff. According to the investigating officer, Plaatjies had no MA degree, which was supposedly awarded by the University of KwaZulu-Natal. On Wednesday, Joubert and celebrity bodyguard Anwar Khan appeared in the Alice Magistrate's Court sitting in Dimbaza. They applied for bail, which the State opposed. They are among 15 people arrested over the Easter weekend in connection with the multimillion-rand UFH fraud case. Other accused in the case, except Plaatjies, have since been released on bail of R50,000 each. According to the investigating officer, Joubert, Khan and Plaatjies conspired to have Mboneli Vesele, the bodyguard of the university's vice-chancellor, killed in January 2023.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Sithandiwe Velaphi at News24


Get other news reports at the SA Labour News home page