Controversial sackings in Zambia’s health sector spark political rumours

Health minister Chitalu Chilufya fired two members of the Health Professions Council of Zambia allegedly because the oversight body’s threats to shut down government hospitals — for major violations — is undermining the ruling party’s popularity with voters.

Cost of extravagant eSwatini project ‘quadrupled to R4.8bn’

The signs are that like the recently constructed King Mswati III Airport, the ICC complex — built for an AU summit unlikely to happen — will turn out to be a facility eSwatini neither needs nor can afford.

A’yo goin’ down Dr Survé?

The PIC commission of inquiry has already cast doubt on the decision to put pensions money at the disposal of Iqbal Survé’s Sekunjalo group. And it’s only just begun.

Analysis: Spy watchdog pushes on with probes, despite ‘threats and intimidation’

One of the crimes of the Zuma era was the wholesale politicisation and abuse of the intelligence services. Now the man tasked with watching the spooks is pushing back.

Update: Arrested ex-spy boss threatens to topple Botswana government

High-profile arrest comes against the backdrop of a struggle between the president and his predecessor.

Gupta link in R647m train deal

Update: Chinese rail supplier returns R618m to Transnet

International locomotive manufacturers and consulting companies in rail utility’s sights.

Special report: the #GuptaLeaks and more — all our stories on State Capture

AmaBhungane was tracking the Guptas long before “state capture” became part of the SA lexicon and before the #GuptaLeaks — since 2010 to be precise. See our archive of our work on the Gupta family and their relationship with former president Jacob Zuma.

eSwatini’s NamBoard chief executive has a ‘conflicted’ business interest in the maize meal industry

The chief executive of eSwatini’s National Agricultural Marketing Board, which controls the importation of maize and maize meal into eSwatini (formerly Swaziland), has a stake in a maize business, an amaBhungane investigation has revealed.