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Prof Roy Marcus suspended for Fraud

 

Prof Roy Marcus suspended for Fraud

 

Cape Town - The University of Johannesburg (UJ) on Monday denied suspending two senior council members over alleged fraud, involving a reported R25m, at a commercialisation unit.

"They have not been suspended. They stepped down," said UJ spokesperson Herman Esterhuizen.

The Sunday Independent reported that UJ council chairperson Professor Roy Marcus and deputy vice-chancellor of finance Jaco van Schoor had been suspended with pay over allegations that they syphoned the money from the unit for their own business.

It is understood the claims were raised at a recent UJ council meeting.

 

According to the report, Marcus and Van Schoor allegedly abused their executive powers by channelling some of the funds from a solar project into Innovative Investment Corporation (IIC), a Sandton-based company they hold shares in.

According to Who's Who, this company, led by Marcus, focuses on commercialising opportunities in the food, energy and water sectors.

Esterhuizen said, when the claim surfaced, the two opted to step down for a forensic investigation to be carried out.

They would receive their pay and benefits during the probe. He would not confirm what the two were being accused of, or confirm that R25m was involved.

The university's commercialisation unit was set up to provide a third stream of income through the patenting and licensing of inventions.

Universities currently receive funding from the government and from direct payments from students who do not qualify for fee-free education.

The Fees Must Fall movement, in 2015, won to a fee freeze for 2016 and a maximum increase of 8% for 2017, so universities are increasingly searching for other ways to make money to cover rising costs.

The University of Johannesburg becomes the owner of its employees' inventions. Inventors have the right to one-third of the net revenue resulting from the commercialisation of their inventions.

In the meantime, Chamber of Mines president Mike Teke has been appointed the acting chair of the council, and Nolwazi Mamorare will be the acting deputy vice chancellor of finance.

Comments from the two, who stepped down, was not immediately available.

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) student command at UJ expressed concern over the allegations.

"The money could have gone to many things to help students," they said. The students said an external investigation by police was also required so that a very strong message against corruption could be delivered.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

Member Suspended : Unprofessional and Dishonest Conduct

 Engineers  Picture Being Checked

 

 

 

 

Ir  Piet E Erasmus -  Membership No 2374 - Pr Eng  Civil Engineer a partner / Director of   the Aurecon Group  Suite 201, 2nd Floor, Bloemhof Building, 65 York Street,

George South Africa 6529
PO Box 509, George 6530

 South Africa

www. aurecongroup.com

 

Member Suspended : Unprofessional Conduct

Ir Alan Richard Keen ID No 5006225058108  -  Membership No 6228 - Pr Eng No 770094

B Sc University of Cape Town - Senior Electrical Engineer of WSP Building Services Africa Waterfront Cape Town.   

 

Suspended and Blacklisted Engineers.

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ALL SUSPENDED OR BLACKLISTED MEMBERS HAVE BEEN TRANSFERRED TO THE INTERNATIONAL LISTING, BASED IN THE USA 

 

 

COMPANIES & ENGINEERS WHO DON'T PAY THEIR FEES / BILLS

 120 BLACKLISTED FIRMS

Don't do business with them

COMPANIES WHO DON'T PAY THEIR BILLS OR ARE UNETHICAL IN THEIR CONDUCT

 

Arup Consulting Engineers    Head Office  10 High Street Melrose Arch Melrose

Amount Owing  R 54,000-00 + Costs & Interest .

 

        

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Cell C Head Office - Rivonia Road,Sandton   R 71,300-00 + Interest + Costs.

 

Cell C Taken to ICASA by the Professional Engineers

Case Number  GAU 4286 / 11

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Combustion Technology ( Pty ) Ltd Reg. No 2000/011755/07 Unit 28E 60,White Road, Retreat, Cape Town and Unit C 2 Dekema Park, Wadeville Gauteng. ( read about them on www.nameandshame.biz/clisting.htm )

Amount Owing  R 158,445-12 + Costs & Interest .

 

Invoice Med036/14   dated 30-11-2010  for R 20,520-00

Invoice Med036/14a dated 31-12-2010  for R 21,033-00

Invoice Med036/16   dated 26/01/2010   for R38,803-32 

Invoice Med036/15   dated 27/01/2011  for R 19,288-80

Invoice Med036/17  dated 27/03/ 2012  for R 33,600-00 listing Costs

Invoice Med036/19  dated 27/03/ 2012  for R 25,200-00 Late payment Costs 

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Department of Health - Gauteng

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Department of Infrastructure Development - Gauteng

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Lebohang Project Management ( Pty ) Ltd Green Park,    The Leaf 18th Floor,3 Lower Road,   Moringside, Sandton. 2196

 

Amount Owing  R 45,790-00 + Costs & Interest .

 

         

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M.Web Business 251 Oak Avenue. Randburg 2194  Registration No 1966/015134/07

Amount Owing  R 45,790-00 + Costs & Interest .

 

A criminal case been filed against M.Web for the theft of a Domain.

       Outstanding invoice

 

    Outstanding invoice

 

 

     Outstanding invoice

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Wisdom Human Capital ( Pty) Ltd The Braes, Wisdom House, 193 Bryanston Drive, Bryanston

 

 

 

    

 

 
 
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120 BLACKLISTED COMPANIES

 

 

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