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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Daily Maverick by Pauli van Wyk.]

Mariette Venter was the acting chief financial officer of the Capricorn municipality in Limpopo. The municipality was one of many which had loaned cash to VBS Mutual Bank. Venter recognised several red flags, demanded the money back and was suspended for her efforts. This is her story.

It is a Monday in June 2016 and the Executive Mayor of Capricorn District Municipality in Limpopo, Gilbert Kganyago, is angry.

His exasperation is directed at Mariette Venter, chartered accountant (CA [SA]) and acting chief financial officer of the municipality, who joined him minutes earlier at the circular table in his municipal office in Polokwane.

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