In Part 1 we explained how Deloitte received R207-million worth of consulting work from Eskom through a process that chairman Jabu Mabuza described as difficult to conceive of anything “less fair, equitable, transparent or competitive”. That senior Eskom employees bent and broke the rules for Deloitte now seems obvious. The only question is why?
Deloitte, one of the “Big Four” accounting multinationals, took exception when South Africa’s electricity utility accused it of “pure corruption” and demanded repayment of R207-million in consulting fees from the state capture era. It proclaimed its innocence and said Eskom had tried to bully it into a settlement. Now a deep dive by amaBhungane suggests it is Deloitte’s competitors and the taxpayers who should feel aggrieved.
He is a senior investigator and union shop steward who worked directly with Mkhwebane in the early months of her tenure. Now he has broken down a wall of secrecy to reveal explosive details of Mkhwebane’s alleged improper conduct – and of her battle against union officials who tried to hold her accountable.
We’ve come a long way. And we have far to go.
A key official confirms aspects of a whistleblower’s shock claims of improper conduct by Busisiwe Mkhwebane, and sheds new light on her relationship with the spy agency.
Whistleblower blows the lid on how the Public Protector allegedly cooked the Estina investigation.
Whistleblower reveals the SSA drafted Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s order to nationalise the Reserve Bank.
The president’s hipster son is the brain behind a much-hyped AI conference – but is it the tech mini-equivalent of the infamously flopped Fyre Festival?
Rumour of an EFF factional war has been swirling about in the run-up to the party’s elective conference, with headlines like “Malema Faces an EFF Rebellion” capturing a sense of the alleged internal ructions. One name keeps cropping up – Marshall Dlamini. Our previous reporting on his involvement in dodgy tenders may go some way to explaining his rise.