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The Highwaymen Episode 7: Lights Out

In December 2022, the 55th — and possibly last — elective conference of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress will take place against a backdrop of socio-political chaos. In the limited audio documentary series, The Highwaymen, investigative journalists Richard Poplak and Diana Neille take a road trip across South Africa…
5 Dec 2022 1PM 18 min

State Capture could be the nail in SA’s greylisting coffin, experts agree

The threat of greylisting looms early next year, with South Africa needing to show it is serious about stopping the flow of dirty money and terrorist financing. The Financial Action Task Force will decide in early 2023 whether measures that South Africa puts in place by then will be sufficient…
21 Nov 2022 2PM 5 min

Zuma channels Trump to reinvent himself as St Jacob of the Unsullied Hands

As he pretends to be running for the chair of the ANC, our former president waxes Trumpian as he laments the ANC’s being ‘consumed by a patronage network characterised by corrupt hands exchanging money’. I’m still reeling from the shock of Jacob Zuma’s speech last week, in which he made…
14 Nov 2022 7AM 7 min

National Lotteries Commission to fork out millions to complete abandoned grant-funded projects

Engineers to be paid directly to finish multi-million rand infrastructure projects. Abandoned infrastructure projects funded by the National Lotteries Commission, including four old-age homes and a drug rehabilitation centre, will finally be completed, years after tens of millions of rands intended for their construction were looted. The National Lotteries Commission…
31 Oct 2022 1PM 7 min

Auditor-General’s accuser Mlungisi Mabaso axed for misconduct and dishonesty

Auditor-General Tsakani Maluleke’s head of human resources, Mlungisi Mabaso, has been fired after an independent disciplinary process found him guilty of misconduct and dishonesty, among other charges. The Auditor-General’s head of human resources — or Chief People Officer (CPO) — Mlungisi Mabaso was dismissed on Wednesday, after an independent disciplinary…
29 Sep 2022 5PM 5 min

Billy Downer wants Jacob Zuma to pony up R1m as security in private prosecution

This is a tale about a legal wonderland where a senior state prosecutor becomes a defendant and an accused former president turns prosecutor. But there is a twist in this neverending story. The state-employed defendant has approached the courts to have the private prosecutor, former president Jacob Zuma, cough up…
21 Sep 2022 4PM 4 min

Political lawfare between Ramaphosa and Mkhwebane reaches new crescendo

The political battle disguised as lawfare between Cyril Ramaphosa and Busisiwe Mkhwebane reached fever pitch after a Western Cape High Court ruling declared the President’s suspension of the Public Protector invalid. In South Africa a day, never mind a week, is a long time in politics. At the close of…
11 Sep 2022 6PM 7 min

Applications by Gupta associates delay Nulane fraud and money-laundering case

The Nulane corruption case linked to the Guptas has been postponed until later this month for the Bloemfontein High Court to hear applications brought by Dinesh Patel and Gupta acolyte Ronica Ragavan. The Bloemfontein High Court postponed the R24.9-million Nulane corruption case on Thursday to 27 September 2022, for the…
9 Sep 2022 9AM 3 min

What are the Auditor-General corruption allegations about?

Auditor-General Tsakani Maluleke has been accused of corruption by a member of her own office — a very serious allegation, considering Maluleke’s role on the national stage. Accusations, counter-accusations, alleged blackmail threats and a suspension have followed. We peer through the smoke to see if there’s a fire. Set the…
5 Sep 2022 5PM 8 min
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