Stories of note Bytes from the digital world The accounts done for Venda Building Society (VBS) Mutual Bank by internal auditor PwC and external auditor KPMG "contain material misstatements and are no longer considered to be reliable", the collapsed bank’s curator has found. Clients that KPMG has lost due to its association with the Gupta family may grow to include Nedbank, once the bank’s divorce from Old Mutual is done. In my opinion Matters of debate Cleaning up after state capture is turning out to be difficult, and audit firm KPMG is having the most difficulty, writes Carol Paton. The New York Times explains to its readers how South African taxpayer money promised to emerging dairy farmers paid for the Guptas’ wedding. Finding alpha The long and the short of the markets Vunani, a black-owned financial services boutique which stood to earn a R29m advisory fee from the initial public offering of Sagarmatha Technologies, suffered a 58% share price crash on Friday after the JSE ref...

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