EXCLUSIVE: How Brian Molefe ‘helped’ Gupta Optimum heist

Former Mining Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi has made damning new allegations that Eskom chief executive Brian Molefe and chair Ben Ngubane effectively pressed him to blackmail resources giant Glencore. When he…

16 May 2017 - Sam Sole and Susan Comrie

How to eat a parastatal like Transnet – chunk by R600m chunk

…of senior Transnet staff: its treasurer, Phetolo Ramosebudi, its former chief executive, Brian Molefe, and its former chief financial officer, Anoj Singh. Molefe and Singh now occupy corresponding positions at…

16 September 2016 - Sam Sole, Craig McKune, Stefaans Brümmer

Treasury blocks Eskom’s Tegeta contract

…statement on Monday. “Recommendations” AmaBhungane understands that Eskom chief executive Brian Molefe wrote to Treasury three weeks ago requesting permission to extend the contract once more, this time by another…

01 September 2016 - Susan Comrie

Tegeta coal quality hopelessly noncompliant, says report

…procurement office Kenneth Brown wrote to Eskom CEO Brian Molefe demanding to know why there was “no evidence that Eskom implemented remedial action” after receiving this set of SABS results….

30 August 2016 - Susan Comrie

The ‘Gupta owned’ state enterprises

…Guptas have direct or indirect connections with other directors of Eskom and Transnet. Brian Molefe, when he was appointed chief executive of Transnet in 2011, had to deny publicly that…

24 March 2016 - Sam Sole

Molefe’s ‘stale’ new Eskom mix

Eskom chief executive Brian Molefe’s new executive team, announced on Thursday, is a mix of Eskom old-timers and Transnet imports, with a smattering of the controversial and the questionable. Molefe…

23 October 2015 - Lionel Faull

Editorial: ANC must not do business with state

…which was awarded boiler contracts worth R40-billion at the Medupi and Kusile power stations. Both contracts have suffered repeated delays: acting Eskom chief executive Brian Molefe said in April that,…

11 September 2015 - Editorial

Transnet ‘kickback’ scandal widens

…more than R329-million, according to a Transnet memorandum seen by amaBhungane. It entailed installing and maintaining CCTV networks at six ports controlled by Transnet. Brian Molefe, the chief executive at…

07 August 2015 - Stefaans Brümmer

Erwin’s company lands tender-free coal deal

…Portia Molefe denied this: “No, we were not involved in anything like that.” Molefe’s husband, Brian Molefe, was appointed Transnet chief executive in March this year, the month after Ubu…

21 October 2011 - Craig McKune

Going off the rails?

Several anomalies surround the appointment of former Public Investment Corporation boss Brian Molefe as the new chief executive of Transnet, the Mail & Guardian has discovered. The Gupta family, who…

04 March 2011 - Sam Sole

Zuma ‘meddled in mine buyout’

…intervention last month to extend the tenure of controversial Public Investment Corporation (PIC) boss Brian Molefe was designed to smooth negotiations towards a large PIC investment in the project. Presidential…

14 May 2010 - Stefaans Brümmer