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Former Merseta, bank employees jailed for defrauding authority of R6.2m

A former employee of the Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Sector Education and Training Authority (Merseta) and his accomplice have each been sentenced to 20 years imprisonment after being found guilty of fraud by the Specialised Commercial Court, in Johannesburg. Former Merseta employee Victor Kwenda and former bank employee Brenton Tshepo Diutlwileng received the stiff sentences after they were convicted of defrauding Merseta of R6.2-million.

Richards Bay Bulk Terminal exceeds September target

The Richards Bay Bulk Terminal, in KwaZulu-Natal, loaded 1.49-million tons of cargo in September, exceeding its monthly target of 1.32-million tons, Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) said on Monday. TPT said the reaching of vessel targets ahead of deadline created capacity for the export section to handle more vessels and greater volumes being shipped contributed to this achievement, while the import section also performed well.