Clumsy Nersa redaction reveals “higher” cost of emergency power         

A small slip-up in the extensive redaction of documentation around potential 20-year contracts with the controversial Turkish Karpowership group has seemingly revealed that South Africa will pay far more than advertised.

24 August 2021: The Alexkor diamond factory on the Alexander Bay coast. In the background excavators load rocks that were used to build a coffer dam onto trucks. Photographer: Barry Christianson

All that glitters: how state capture hobbled Alexkor

The Guptas’ poisonous legacy still haunts the diamond coast of the Northern Cape. Alexkor, the state diamond mine at the mouth of the Orange river, “has been destroyed by corruption and state capture” its miners say.

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Zuma tax case: Five reasons why the panic over confidentiality is wrong

The court ruling that former President Jacob Zuma hand over tax information has prompted a flurry of public debate over taxpayer confidentiality — much of it alarmist and wrong. AmaBhungane, one of the parties in the case, tackles five misconceptions about the judgment.

Update: #EarthCrimes — Limpopo’s dirty great white elephant

In a letter this week, China’s ambassador to SA, referred to his country’s commitment to “not build new coal-fired power projects abroad”.

The R280m Joburg ‘crime scene’: How CoJ kept Kgoro in business (part three)

In part three of the series, we look at how the city, under the ANC’s leadership, rolled over and allowed a politically-connected consortium to hijack three hectares of prime city land.

The R280m Joburg ‘crime scene’: Strategic friends (part two)

This is part two of a three-part series that looks at the sale of erf 575 – three hectares of prime land above the Sandton Gautrain – to a consortium with deep connections to the ANC.

Joburg’s R280-million ‘crime scene’ (part one)

The City of Johannesburg’s tainted sale of Kgoro Central, the “most important piece of undeveloped real estate in South Africa”, cheated municipal coffers of at least R280-million but seems to have made some politically-connected people rich.